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When a practitioner of Highest Yoga Tantra rises from the meditation of the isolated mind of ultimate example clear light, he or she attains a body that is not the same as his or her ordinary physical body.
This new body is the illusory body. It has the same appearance as the body of the personal Deity of generation stage except that it is white in colour. It can be perceived only by those who have already attained an illusory body
In order to attain an illusory body, it is necessary to have achieved beforehand renunciation of suffering, a bodhichitta aim to achieve Buddhahood in order to be able to help all others achieve the same, and a correct conceptual understanding of voidness.
In addition, one must have attained single-pointed absorbed concentration (ting-nge-‘dzin, Skt. samadhi), received the proper tantric empowerments from a fully qualified tantric master, kept all the vows purely, and attained proficiency in the generation stage (bskyed-rim) and the initial complete stage practices of anuttarayoga tantra.
The physical body is sometimes referred to as an illusory body, because it is ultimately unreal, and impermanent, but the term "illusory body" also refers to a body of divine light which is created towards the end stages of the completion practices.
There are three different stages of practice in three different systems of buddhist tantra represented in the three quotes you provide. For example, the Chakrasamvara system is very different from the Kalachakra and Guhyasamaja systems.
The permanent form body fits the description of a body of divine light, but it is incorrect to say that it is created or generated. It is one's own primordial reality, seen correctly when the confused projections are finally ungrasped.
The vajra body is what is shared by all beings and is not a mere expedient means. It is what you are referring to as Brahman. The presence of the prana, nadi and bindu are also called the vajra body in terms of the relative.
I find this to be intriguing, because people usually associate Buddhism with a doctrine of a nihilistic void. And the Vedic tradition is usually associated with a more uplifting tone, especially in the bhakti centered traditions.
A case could be made for the reverse being true. "illusory body",is so called because it is a spirit body rather than a physical body, and at death, rather than be caught up by the bardo and reincarnation, one remains in full consciousness in the illusory body, so attaining Buddhahood.