Birth by Transformation

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(Instantaneous or miraculous birth). When a being is suddenly born with all the sense-organs and limbs of a complete body, without depending on anything such as an egg or a womb, he said to be born by transformation or born ethereally. All hell beings (dmyal ba rnams) or (dmyal ba pa); devas, and beings in the bardo; some dragons ('brug), garudas (khyung), and hungry ghosts (yi dvags); and human beings (rkang gnyis pa), (skye rgyal) or (skye bo), etc. - at the very beginning of a kalpa are born in this manner. [RY]