The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Summary, Translation.
I just saw a show on History Channel about the Tibetan Book of the Dead. I'm confused about a few things. It said that one of the goals of Buddhism is to break out of the circle of karma, but wouldn't this mean that one could be an evil person without fear of the consequences? Seriously, it talked of the monks chanting to help the passing soul beat death's judgment.
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying isn’t the only book inspired by the Book of the Dead, another well known book is The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead by Timothy Leary. What makes the Bardo Thodol special is that it focuses on the Art of Dying and in doing so teaches one to live a more fulfilling life.
In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation—death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The.
Like many religious texts, the Tibetan Book of the Dead has an esoteric as well as a literal meaning. This book in its deeper levels of meaning deals with problems common to the state of life. So it deals with the top of the treadmill as well as the bottom of it. It deals with the art of living as well as the art of dying.
This book is the first English language translation of the famous Tibetan death text, The Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Intermediate State.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead First Complete Translation by Graham Coleman 9780140455298 (Paperback, 2006) Delivery UK delivery is within 4 to 6 working days. International delivery varies by country, please see the Wordery store help page for details.
The concepts in the book do require one to think about what it means to go to the afterlife. There is talk of different worlds. The human world, ghost world, the God-world and the formless world. The Tibetan book of the Dead is said to be written in the 14 century by Karma Lingpa.