A decades long meditation so deep that you are mistaken for dead. The word for this state of being is “tukdam”.
Images of Rip Van Winkle come to mind…
Monk in Mongolia ‘not dead’, say Buddhists
The monk was found wrapped in traditional Buddhist robes
“A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week has been baffling and astounding those who uncovered him.
Senior Buddhists say the monk, found sitting in the lotus position, is in a deep meditative trance and not dead.
Forensic examinations are under way on the remains, found wrapped in cattle skins in north-central Mongolia.
Scientists have yet to determine how the monk is so well preserved, though some think Mongolia’s cold weather could be the reason.
But Dr Barry Kerzin, a physician to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, told the Siberian Times that the monk was in a rare state of meditation called “tukdam”…”
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