These teachings have a lineage stretching back beyond human masters to the Primordial Buddha Skt. Samantabhadra , Tib. Kuntuzangpo , who represents the absolute, naked, sky-like primordial purity of the nature of our mind. The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo is a unique book of knowledge.
It is a kind of guidebook or a travelogue of the after-death states, which is designed to be read by a master or spiritual friend to a person as the person dies, and after death.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead – Part 1: The Way of Life
In Tibet there are said to be " Five Methods for Attaining Enlightenment without Meditation ": on seeing a great master or sacred object; on wearing specially blessed drawings of mandalas with sacred mantras Tib. The Tibetan Book of the Dead is destined for a practitioner or someone who is familiar with its teachings. For a modern reader it is extremely difficult to penetrate, and raises a lot of questions that simply cannot be answered without some knowledge of the tradition that gave birth to it. This is especially the case since the book cannot be fully understood and used without knowing the unwritten oral instructions that a master transmits to a disciple, and which are the key to its practice.
In this book [ The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying ], then, I am setting the teachings, which the West has become familiar with through the Tibetan Book of the Dead , in a very much larger and more comprehensive context.
Between Death and Rebirth
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