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.