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3 kinds of Nirmanakaya forms

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3 kinds of Nirmanakaya forms:


1. Zoye tulku; Nirmanakaya of artefacts, such as statues, stupas and other sacred artefacts that manifest and are venerated as religious objects.

2. Kye wai tulku; Nirmanakaya of birth and refers to highly evolved beings who continue to reincarnate in Nirmanakaya form for the benefit of others. This is why the tulkus are called tulkus.

3. chul ku tulku; Nirmanakaya of the absolute. This means that the person has fully realized Buddhahood, and has attained full enlightenment.