Enochian wrote:Once a regular human, like any of us, obtains Buddhahood DURING LIFE his physical body should become a Sambhogakāya, a body of light.
Buddha himself continued to have a physical body after attaining Buddhahood. Or was Buddha not a Buddha until Parinirvana? But then, how could Buddha teach Buddhahood and the path to Buddhahood without being a Buddha before death?
Consider perhaps that Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya, and Nirmanakaya are non-dual, and that a Bodhisattva of even just the first Bhumi can have a hundred physical manifestations. Why is it that a being, attaining Buddhahood even in this very life, cannot continue to have a physical body? How are we even discussing a Buddha, beyond dualistic conceptualities like subject as object, as something that can have anything? Dharmadhatu and Dharmakaya arise simultaneously as one, and this samsaric illusion exists within that void nature, simultaneously appearance and emptiness.
There is no contradiction, there's an apparent lack of understanding. Through some practices, a bodhisattva may demonstrate their attainment through dissolving the physical manifest body into the light body, but the simultaneous existence of both is not impossible. Why should it be?