body of teaching” – in Mahayana and later forms of Buddhism, the third and most exalted of the three bodies of the Buddha, composed of Buddha's teachings. Tantric Buddhism knows of a fourth, called the diamond body (see also vajrakaya).
(Skt.): Truth Body of a BUDDHA, the pure, omniscient MIND of a Buddha, result of the transformation of the ordinary MIND. It can be divided into the SVABHAVI-KAKAYA and the "Jñana Dharmakaya". See 4 BUDDHA-BODIES.
The "buddha-body of reality." The omniscient mind of a fully enlightened being, which, free of all coverings, remains meditatively absorbed in the direct perception of emptiness while simultaneously cognizing all phenomena. The result of the complete and perfect accumulation of wisdom. One of the holy bodies of a buddha (see also rupakaya, nirmanakaya and sambhogakaya).
Lit., body of the Law. In Mahayana thought, the ultimate body of Buddhahood; absolute being, the ground, absolute knowledge. The ultimate body of Buddha, which is formless and without attributes. The cosmic body of the Buddha; the essence of all beings.
(Fa-shen): This form or aspect of a buddha represents the mind of a buddha or the truth of the universe and is experienced by those who obtain the direct realization of emptiness. It is sometimes also called the Truth Body. Synonymous with "enlightenment" or "sambodhi."
The Dharmakaya (lit. Truth Body or Reality Body) is a central concept in Mahayana Buddhism forming part of the Trikaya doctrine that was first expounded in the Saddharma Pundarika Sutra (The Lotus Sutra), composed in the first century BCE. It constitutes the unmanifested aspect of a Buddha out of which Buddhas and indeed all phenomena arise and to which they return after their dissolution.