A monk believed to be more than 200 years old is apparently “not dead” according to Dr. Barry Kerzin a Buddhist monk and doctor to the Dalai Lama. Kerzin says the monk is in a spiritual state called “tukdam” and is a step away from being a real-life Buddha. The mummified remains were found in Mongolia in a provice called Songino Khairkhan.
The remains were covered in cattle skin, the monk was in the lotus position. It is believed he was a spiritual leader of Russia’s Buddhists whose body is preserved as a cultural artifact.
It is believed the monk was stolen from a cave in the Kobdsk region and was going to be sold on the black market. The police have arrested the man believed to have stolen the body.
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