Resultant dharmakaya

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Resultant dharmakaya (Skt. phalam dharmakāya; Tib. འབྲས་བུ་ཆོས་སྐུ་, drebu chöku, Wyl. ‘bras bu chos sku) is the eighth of the eight topics of the Abhisamayalankara.


The resultant dharmakaya is defined as the ultimate fruition of practising the four applications, endowed with various undefiling qualities.


It has four subdivisions: svabhavikakaya, wisdom dharmakaya, sambhogakaya and nirmanakaya.


It is present only at the level of buddhahood.

Further Reading

  • John Makransky, Buddhahood embodied: sources of controversy in India and Tibet, New York: SUNY, 1997