Body of the deceased monk, not smoldering for nearly three weeks

20 Jul

deceasedA Tibetan monk in New Zealand, died in May, but his body remained for almost three weeks with no signs of rigor mortis and decomposition.
In Rinpoche was stomach cancer, he was found dead May 24 local doctor, who said that Rinpoche’s heart stopped beating and he was no longer breathing. The body was left in a dry place with a relatively low temperature, on a bed under a shroud, a Buddhist center Dargue (Dhargyey Buddhist Center).
According to a local Buddhist community, Rinpoche entered into a “death in meditation,” or tukdam. Rinpoche’s body was cremated later.
“I do not think anyone else did it in New Zealand. Previously, this happened only once in our community, died when our founder, “- said Peter Small, director of the Buddhist center, according to the Otago Daily Times (ODT).
“For Lama to reach a” death in meditation, “a very long time” – added Small.
TVNZ filmed body lama 15 days after the death of its reporter had seen John Hudson. Hudson noted that the room temperature was 13 degrees Celsius, he felt no peculiar smell, and noticed other signs of decay.
Local funeral manager Michael Hope said TVNZ, that when someone dies, the decay of the body starts quite quickly, with the obvious signs.
“The dead may be some tension and swelling, as there is an odor – he said. – Facial features may change slightly and his eyes may darken. ”
Hope mentioned that sometimes seen corpses with little signs of decay or do without them, explaining that this may be due to a combination of certain factors.
Pathologist Dr John Rutherford said TVNZ, that the corpse may well remain at a relatively cool temperature of the environment with dry air, and when few microorganisms in the intestines, which could spread throughout the body, causing rot.
Dr. Rutherford said that it may also occur due to long starvation or debilitating illness, adding that after the death of rigor mortis takes about 12 hours, then fixed for about 12 hours, and then disappear over the next 12 hours.
“In this case, may be rational explanations do not necessarily consider it an unusual, mysterious and inexplicable phenomenon.”

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