# 4 ways to divide the bodies of Buddha

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**4 ways to divide the bodies of Buddha**

There are four ways how to divide the bodies of a Buddha:

- 1. Two bodies: Dharmakaya, Rupakaya
- 2. Three bodies: Nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya, Dharmakaya
- 3. Four bodies: Svabhavakaya, Jnanadharmakaya, Nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya
- 4. Five bodies: Svabhavakaya, Jnanadharmakaya, Nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya and according to different traditions the fifth body is Vajrakaya, Mahasukhakaya or Abhisambhodikaya.