The truth body of a buddha; the other "body" being the rupakaya or form body. It can be divided into the jnanakaya or wisdom body (the blissful omniscient mind of a buddha) and the svabhavikakaya or nature body (the emptiness of the buddha's mind). See also nirmanakaya, sambhogakaya, three kayas and four kayas.
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