Why can the relics of a monk after being cremated can be burned without burning, sparkling, challenging with time, and not damaged for thousands of years…? A number of scientists have conducted research and initially came to a conclusion.
Jade relics – proof of the magic of Buddha Dharma
Relics (also known as relics) are glittering beads like pearls, solid like diamonds, unburnt fire, unbreakable dam with all colors, found in the ashes of true monks.
According to records in the history of Buddhism, when Shakyamuni Buddha passed away, his followers cremated his body. Then they discovered that there were many transparent crystals of different shapes and sizes, they glittered, shining like jewels in the Buddha’s ashes.
With a total of 84,000 tablets, contained in 8 drawers and 4 matches, it is considered a particularly rare and precious treasure of Buddhism and is called a relic.
In addition to the relics of Buddha Shakyamuni, in December 1990, in Singapore, the high monk Hoang Huyen Phap passed away, after being cremated, it was discovered that in his ashes there were all 480 hard seeds. small and large, they look almost transparent and give off a sparkling light like diamonds. Researchers have analyzed and determined these are relics.
On September 27, 1989, Dharma Master Khoan Nang, who presided over the Tay Son Bathing Thach Am in Que Binh district, Guangxi province, China passed away at the age of 93. After being cremated, it was discovered that in his ashes there were 3 green, transparent relics, each up to 3-4cm in diameter, like emeralds.
In June 1994, during an evening sutra lecture, the 93-year-old monk Yuan Zhao, who presides over the Fahua Temple, in Guanyin Mountain, Shaanxi Province, China, said to his disciples: “I will leave it behind. heart for sentient beings”. The monk then sat cross-legged and passed away.
In accordance with the pagoda’s regulations, the disciples took her body to be cremated, the fire burned brightly for a day and a night. In the ashes, the disciples found 100 different large and small relics. There are tablets that spread out like flowers (flower relics), there are round-shaped tablets (relics of death). The flower relic flowers look very beautiful, sparkling, and the surrounding is also inlaid with small, colorful relic seeds that are very magical.
But what is more amazing is that after the fire went out, her heart was not burned, still soft, hot, and then gradually cooled down to turn into a large, dark brown relic.
During that cremation ceremony, about 100 disciples witnessed this strange phenomenon with their own eyes. It is known that the magician Vien Chieu is an extremely compassionate person with a calm and peaceful personality, usually she only eats very little.
After Shakyamuni Buddha passed away and was cremated, 84,000 relics were found. (Illustrated image)
In Vietnam, history books also record many cases of relics appearing when cremating monks. Dai Viet Su Ky Toan Thu, Ly Thai Tong Dynasty said: in the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, in April 1034, there were 2 monks, Pham Minh Tam and Nghiem Bao Tinh, who passed away. When cremated, the ashes of these two appear relics. The king took the mat to bring these seeds to Truong Thanh Pagoda to worship.
In the Tran Anh Tong period it is recorded that when Tran Nhan Tong passed away, his disciple Phap Loa took his body to be cremated and obtained 3,000 seeds of relics, these seeds were brought to Tu Phuc pagoda in the sutra. When King Tran Anh Tong was still in doubt, suddenly Crown Prince Manh discovered that some seeds had suddenly appeared in front of him, so he showed them to everyone.
When I checked the box, it was true that there were some seeds missing. The king saw this, moved to tears, and then gave up his suspicions. This story is also recorded in ‘Nam Ong Mong Luc’, but Ho Nguyen Trung records that some relic seeds flew into Crown Prince Manh’s sleeve.
Found relics of Buddha to prove what is written in the scriptures
In the past, people did not believe that there were relics of the Buddha, until 1997, a French man named WC Peppé, when he went to Piprava, southern Nepal to conduct archeology, found the relics containing the relics. in an ice box.
On that box were engraved Brahmi inscriptions with the following content: “This is the relic of the Buddha. This relic is worshiped by the Sakya tribe, Savatthi country” (According to the dictionary of Buddha light).
This has proved that what is recorded in the Ahamma Sutra and other books of the Buddha about the division of the Buddha’s relics into 8 parts for 8 ancient countries when the Buddha entered Nirvana is real. The miracle is that after more than 25 centuries, the relics of the Buddha are still intact, shiny and sparkling in color.
After more than 25 centuries, the relics are still intact, shiny and sparkling in color. (Photo via Sohu)
There are many explanations but can’t find the reason for the existence of relics
People have many different explanations for the formation of the relics. Sociologists believe that it is because the monks have a vegetarian habit, which causes the body to absorb a large amount of fiber and minerals. From there, phosphate and carbonate salts are created, those salt crystals gradually accumulate in the body and turn into relics.
However, many people expressed disagreement with this theory because there are hundreds of thousands of vegetarians in the world, but not everyone has relics when cremated. The number of Buddhists is also countless, but ordinary believers do not have relics.
Others believe that relics are a kind of pathological phenomenon, similar to bladder stones, kidney stones, gallstones… This hypothesis is also not tight because, after the body is cremated, in The ashes of people with the above disease also do not have relics. On the other hand, the monks with relics are usually those who were born with extremely healthy bodies and very long lifespans.
In addition, whether carbonate or phosphate stones, they cannot be as hard as relics. The relic has a hardness comparable to that of a diamond.
So how was the relic formed? What are their ingredients? Not non-metal, not metal, not emerald, diamond, just ashes of a monk after cremation, which can be burned nor burned, glittering, defying time , thousands of years without damage…?
Preliminary conclusions of scientists about relics
After conducting research, some scientists have come to the conclusion that these relics are a kind of transcendental substance not found in ordinary people, inside it possesses a certain source of energy.
These relics are a kind of transcendental substance not found in ordinary people. (Photo via Udumbara Flower)
Physicist William A. Tiller from Stanford University and a team of researchers studied the energy surrounding the relic particles. One of the team members was medical doctor Nisha J. Manek, who presented the research report as follows: “I felt a subtle radiant energy emanating from the relics all the way to my heart. It is something very close and warm, but carries a great sense of empathy or unity with all things and all beings. Something that doesn’t exist in the world of ordinary people.”
The researchers used methods developed by Tiller to objectively measure what Manek perceives as energy emanating from the relics.
Tiller has studied the impact of human consciousness on the body. He assumed there were two types of matter. One is the kind that we can perceive with our ordinary senses, he describes this matter at the atomic and molecular level. The other type of matter exists in the space between atoms and molecules.
The second type of matter that is not normally felt by humans, it is described by Tiller as a very high thermodynamically free energy state – it is extremely strong. Tiller claims to have found a way to detect this matter, only when it encroaches on or interacts with types of atomic/molecular matter that we can see and measure. But this is not always the case, the two types of matter are often separate.
However, the researchers also found that human thought activates a type of intermediate matter called a deltron. Deltron particles will facilitate interactions for two types of atoms and molecules.
In addition, Tiller and Manek also discovered that these relics were imbued with human conceptions. In the report it reads: “Although we cannot consider these artifacts […] have a cognitive ability, but certainly conscious [của con người] pervaded the objects. For Buddhist relics, a “reverence” is preserved in these objects.”
The researchers also discovered that: “Atoms-molecules in space [xung quanh di vật] arranged in a more consistent manner.”
Although current science can not fully explain the process of formation of relics, but at least tells us that these miraculous relics do not come from human space, but a Substantial energy-carrying matter.
Thus, it can be seen that the cultivators who have attained enlightenment carry a superior energy that far exceeds that of ordinary people. And most likely, this energy strain is what makes the high monks do the extraordinary things that the scriptures mention such as healing, transformation, miracles, etc. Hopefully one day we will be able to discover them. Unravel these wondrous mysteries.