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The Tibetan book of the dead an illustrated edition by Thomas L. Kelly

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Published by Lustree Press, Roli Books in [New Delhi] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Intermediate state -- Buddhism,
  • Buddhist funeral rites and ceremonies -- China -- Tibet,
  • Death -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism,
  • Buddhist art

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementphotographs, Thomas L. Kelly ; text, Glenn H. Mullin.
ContributionsKelly, Thomas L., Mullin, Glenn H., 1949-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBQ4490 .B37 2009
The Physical Object
Pagination253 p. :
Number of Pages253
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24100258M
ISBN 108174364366
ISBN 109788174364364
LC Control Number2010316751

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I have read the Tibetan book of the Dead, but I haven't. To read it once, isn't to read it at all. It takes time, effort, and a particular frame of mind, to truly get to grips with the text. You can take from it what you need, or take all of it, and make of it what you will. I find it very difficult to write a 'review' of the Tibetan Book of 4/5. The Tibetan Book of the Dead, or Bardo Thodol, is considered a key text in understanding early Tibetan religious views on life, death, and the afterlife. In the book, the cycle of reincarnation is explained, as is the method by which a soul might be released from the cycle.   The Tibetan Book of the Dead – or the Bardo Thodol is the English translation of the famous Tibetan death text, The Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Intermediate State. Bardo Thodol means “liberation by hearing on the after death plane”, it . The Tibetan Book of the Dead and NDEs. By Kevin Williams The Tibetan Book of the Dead, whose actual title is "The Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Intermediate State" or "Bardo Thodol", is traditionally believed to be the work of the legendary Padma Sambhava in the 8th century A.D.. The book acts as a guide for the dead during the state that intervenes death .

These teachings contained the texts of the now famous Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Bardo. The Tibetan Book of the Dead was first published in by Oxford University Press, London. Dr. Walter Y. Evans-Wentz coined the title because of parallels he found with the writings of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. The Tibetan Book of the Dead Book Summary: The Tibetan Book of the Dead is the most famous Buddhist text in the West, having sold more than a million copies since it was first published in English in Carl Jung wrote a commentary on it, Timothy Leary redesigned it as a guidebook for an acid trip, and the Beatles quoted Leary's version in their song "Tomorrow . Bardo Thödol, (Tibetan: “Liberation in the Intermediate State Through Hearing”)also called Tibetan Book of the Dead, in Tibetan Buddhism, a funerary text that is recited to ease the consciousness of a recently deceased person through death and assist it into a favourable rebirth.. A central tenet of all schools of Buddhism is that attachment to and craving for worldly . Tibetan death ceremonies are the same for the last years and when a Tibetan dies, is the end for the body, but not for the soul. The monks pray for seven weeks and start to guide the spirit of the dead through the book of dead, so the soul can easily find the way to reborn. The Tibetan Book of The Dead and the Three Bardos.