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  Dharmakaya (Dharúmaúkaúya) (?), n.
[Sanskrit, dharma Law + -kaaya body. [w] san-lun, [p] san1lun4, [k] samnon, [j] sanron.]

1. The dharmakaya (fa-shen ) is the experience of the transcendence of form of the five senses - and realization of true thusness.
2. the Buddha body in its self-nature, which is the same as the dharma body;
3. The Dharma body (fa-shen) is considered to be the eternal indestructible true principle, the Buddha's original body.
4. 1. Dharmakaya (body of the great order); the true nature of the Buddha, which is identical with reality, the essential laws of the universe. Equal to the laws of physics. The Dharmakaya is the experience of the unity of the laws of physics. It represents the "law" (dharma), the teaching expounded by the Buddha.
5. The Experience is timeless, permanent, devoid of characteristics and free from duality. It is the spiritual body of the buddhas, their true nature, which all buddhas have in common. Various names are applied to the Dharmakaya depending on whether it is being taken as the true nature of being (dharmata, dharmadhatu, tathata, bhutatathata, shunyata, alaya-vijnana) or as the true nature of the buddhas (buddhata, buddha-nature, tathagatagarbha).
6. The Dharmakaya is realized through transcendental wisdom (prajna).
7. The Dharmakaya (Jap., hosshin) is consciousness experienced as unified existence (laws of physics). The experience is beyond all concepts, and is characterized by completion and perfection, out of which all mental forms arise.
8. The Dharmakaya stands for the fundamental truth of emptiness (shunyata), the experience of reality or enlightenment.

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