The Dalai Lama has explained this form of meditation, saying that it could lead to one being the Buddha – the enlightened one. The mummified monk is indeed alive, and the theory is supported by Professor Ganhugiyn Purevbat, founder of The Mongolian Institute of Buddhist Art. The preserved remains or rather the monk who is alive is now under forensic examination.
There is so much curiosity about this monk that people were trying to smuggle it and put it on the black market! We share a video of this monk and the phenomenon, as reported by Mark Sovel and Elliot Hill of Lip News clip. Watch it here.