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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

by W Y Evans-Wentz

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Language

English

Publisher

Winsome Books India

ISBN

8188043125 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 249

Binding

Paperback

W Y Evans-Wentz
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Author: W Y Evans-Wentz
Publisher: Winsome Books India
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 249
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188043125

Description

The Tibetan Book of the Dead, has taken it to be a very free translation of Bardo Thodol (Liberation by Hearing on the after-death Plane), is among the sacred book of the world. The book is pre-eminent insight into interpretations of higher lamaic teachings and of the subtle esotericism underlying the Bardo Thodol. In this Oriental ideas have been put forward in a form which I intelligible to the European mind. The Occidental parallels of various mystic or occult doctrines current in Orient are frequently referred in this book, because author’s personal experience gathered during years of wanderings chiefly in the high Himalayas and on the Tibetan frontiers of Kashmir, Garhwal, and Sikkim.

It also contains a detailed introduction that serves as necessary commentary to the translation. The annotations to the text record are based on author’s research especially in relation to Northern or Mahayana Buddhism.

This book is a valuable contribution to ever expanding quest for Buddhist knowledge and serve a one more spiritual stand in an unbreakable bond of goodwill and universal peace, binding East and West together in mutual respect and understanding.

Contents

PREFACE

ILLUSTRATIONS

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

BOOK I: THE CHIKHAI BARDO AND THE CHONYID BARDO

The Obeisances
The Introduction

PART I
THE BARDO OF THE MOMENTS OF DEATH

Instructions on the symptoms of death, or the first stage of the Chikhai Bardo: The Primary clear light seen at the moment of death.

Instructions concerning the second stage of the Chikhai Bardo: The secondary clear light seen immediately after death

PART II
THE BARDO OF THE EXPERIENCING OF REALITY

Introductory Instructions concerning the Experiencing of Reality During the third stage of the Bardo, Called the Chonyid Bardo, When the Karmic Apparitions appear

The Dawning of the Peaceful deities, from the first to the seventh day

The Dawning of the Wrathful deities, from the eighth to the fourteenth day

The Conclusion, showing the fundamental importance of the Bardo teachings

BOOK II
THE SIDPA BARDO

The Obeisances
Introductory Verses

PART I
THE AFTER-DEATH WORLD

The Bardo Body: Its Birth and its supernormal faculties

Characteristics of Existence in the inter-mediate state
The Judgement

The All-Determining Influence of Thought

The Dawning of the Lights of the six Lokas

PART II
THE PROCESS OF REBIRTH

The Closing of the Door of the Womb

The Choosing of the Womb-door

The Alternative choosing: Supernormal Birth; Or womb-birth

The General Conclusion

THE APPENDIX

The Invocation of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

The Path of Good Wishes for Saving From the Dangerous Narrow Passage-way of The Bardo

The Root Verses of the six bardos

The Path of good wishes which protecteth from fear in the Bardo

The Colophon

ADDENDA

Yoga

Tantricism

Mantras, or Words of Power

The Guru and Shishya (or Chela) and Initiations

Reality

Northern and Southern Buddhism and Christianity

The Medieval Christian Judgement

INDEX

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