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Supreme Emanation Body

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Supreme Emanation Body; A special Emanation Body displaying the thirty-two major signs and eighty minor indications that can be seen by ordinary beings only if they have very pure karma.

An Emanation Body who performs the twelve principal deeds, such as Buddha Shakyamuni, is called a ‘Supreme Emanation Body’.

From the point of view of external aspect, such an emanation is supreme, but from the point of view of nature, all beings emanated by a Buddha, however mundane in aspect, are supreme beings.

Therefore, we should not infer from the nameSupreme Emanation Body’ that there are higher and lower emanations of Buddha.

In essence, all Buddha’s emanations are fully enlightened beings.

Source

kadampa.org