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The Tibetan book of the dead: the great book of natural liberation through understanding in the between

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Bantam Books,
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The most accessible and informative version of the Buddhist classic available in English, with instruction in meditation, illuminating commentary, and guidance in the practical use of the prayers
The so-called “Tibetan Book of the Dead” has been renowned for centuries as a cornerstone of Buddhist wisdom and religious thought. More recently, it has become highly influential in the Western world for its psychological insights into the processes of death and dying—and what they can teach us about the ways we live our lives. It has also been found to be helpful in the grieving process by people who have recently lost their loved ones.
Composed in the eighth century C.E., it is intended to prepare the soul for the trials and transformations of the afterworld. Its profound message is that the art of dying is as important as the art of living. Drawing on Tibetan spiritual traditions, it shows us the workings of the mind in its various manifestations—terrifying and comforting, wrathful and beautiful—which appear more clearly after death in the consciousness of the deceased. By recognizing these manifestations, we can attain a state of enlightenment, both in this existence and in the existence to come.
This authoritative translation preserves the form and spirit of the original and was prepared especially for Western readers by Robert A. F. Thurman, one of the most prominent Tibetan scholars in America and a close associate of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s.
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Grouping Titletibetan book of the dead the great book of natural liberation through understanding in the between
Grouping Authorkarma glin pa
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-03-11 16:10:02PM
Last Indexed2021-12-05 05:21:21AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780553370904

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auth_author2Padma Sambhava, approximately 717-approximately 762.
Thurman, Robert A. F.
authorKarma-gliṅ-pa, active 14th century.
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Thurman, Robert A. F.
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subject_facetBuddhist funeral rites and ceremonies -- Early works to 1800
Death -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism -- Early works to 1800
Intermediate state -- Buddhism -- Early works to 1800
Karma-gliṅ-pa, -- active 14th century. -- Bar do thos grol
title_displayThe Tibetan book of the dead : the great book of natural liberation through understanding in the between
title_fullThe Tibetan book of the dead : the great book of natural liberation through understanding in the between / composed by Padma Sambhava ; discovered by Karma Lingpa ; translated by Robert A. F. Thurman
title_shortThe Tibetan book of the dead
title_subthe great book of natural liberation through understanding in the between
Buddhist funeral rites and ceremonies
Intermediate state
Religious aspects