The Tibetan Book of the Dead Author:tr. Robert A.F. Thurman The so-called Tibetan Book of the Dead has been renowned for centuries as a classic of Buddhist wisdom and religious thought. Composed in the 8th century, 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 Tibeta... more »n 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 the existence to come.
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