Friday, February 08, 2008

Tibetan Book of the Dead

A cool look at the Buddhist classic, Tibetan Book of the Dead:

The Bardo Thodol (Tibetan: bardo "liminality"; thodol as "liberation"[1]), Liberation through Hearing in the Intermediate State, is a funerary text that describes, and intends to guide one through, the experiences of the consciousness after death during the interval known as bardo between death and rebirth. It also includes chapters on the signs of death and rituals to undertake when death is closing in or has taken place.

It is the most internationally famous and widespread work of Tibetan Nyingma literature.[2]


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