Delog of Tsarong, the
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
With Mystics and Magicians in Tibet – Alexandra David-Neel
A woman whom I met in a village of Tsarong had, some years ago, remained inanimate for a whole week.
She said she had been agreeably astonished by the lightness and agility of her new body and the extraordinary rapidity of its movements. She had only to wish herself in a certain place to be there immediately; she could cross rivers, walking upon the waters, or pass through walls. There was only one thing she found impossible - to cut an almost impalpable cord that attached her ethereal being to the material body which she could see perfectly well sleeping -upon her couch.
This cord lengthened out indefinitely, but nevertheless, it sometimes "hampered' her movements.
She would "get caught up in it," she said.
"A male delog, whom my son had met in his youth, gave a similar description of his state.
Evidently, the delog is not really a dead man, so that nothing can prove the sensations he experiences in his lethargy are the same as those felt by the dead. Tibetans, however, do not seem to be troubled by this distinction.