Thank you any1mark66 for this week’s prompt.
The older residents remember the return of ancient Joe. He had run away from the farm at the age of 17 and came back after 70 years. Few know where he had been and what he had done. Many refused to believe he was Joe. Though Tom his grandson did and offered him a room at the farmhouse. However, Joe lived in the old isolated barn in a remote field.
On his 91st birthday he attained physical dissolution (Buddha). Tom saw a rainbow that day and came to explore. He found the place empty with a pleasing aroma. Ancient Joe was never found.
Only the birds and other creatures know that Joe’s body had dissolved in to light. Even the nails and hair were not left behind. His death was truly like a bird flying away from a rock.
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PS – Practitioners of ‘great perfection ~Dzogchen’ can dissolve their body in light at the time of death .
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