tibetan book of the dead

You must be ready to accept the possibility that there is a limitless range of awareness for which we now have no words; that awareness can expand beyond range of your ego, your self, your familiar identity, beyond everything you have learned, beyond your notions of space and time, beyond the differences which usually separate people from each other and from the world around them.

-The Tibetan Book of The Dead

O child, that which is called death has now arrived, so you should adopt this attitude: ‘I have arrived at the time of death, so now, by means of this death, I will adopt only the attitude of the enlightened state of mind, friendliness and compassion, and attain perfect enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings as limitless as space…’. You are not alone in leaving this world. It happens to everyone, so do not feel desire and yearning for this life. You cannot stay, you can only wander in Samsara. Do not be afraid, do not be attracted to the soft yellow light of the hungry ghosts. You are really the natural form of emptiness, so there is no need to fear. The Lords of Death are the natural form of emptiness- your own confused projections- and you are the natural form of emptiness, a mental body of unconcious tendencies. Emptiness cannot harm emptiness.
—  Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Tibetan Book of The Dead

Alex: Basically when you die your spirit leaves your body. 

Actually at first you can see all your  life, like reflected in a magic mirror. 

Then you start floating like a ghost.

You can see anything happening around you.

You can hear everything but you can’t communicate.

Then you see light, lights of all different colours.

These lights are the doors that pull you into other planes of existence.

But most people actually like this world so much that they don’t want to be taken away.

So the whole thing turns into a bad trip. 

The only way out is to get reincarnated.



We’re all like bees, alone in this world, buzzing and searching with no place to rest. So we offer this prayer:
Delusions are as various as the reflections of the moon on a rippling sea. Being so easily become caught in a net of confused pain. May I develop compassion boundless as the sky so that all may rest in the clear light of their own awareness.

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LIBERATION THROUGH HEARING
Intro to “The Tibetan Book of the Dead” narrated by Leonard Cohen.

We’re all like bees, alone in this world, buzzing and searching with no place to rest. So we offer this prayer:
Delusions are as various as the reflections of the moon on a rippling sea. Being so easily become caught in a net of confused pain. May I develop compassion boundless as the sky so that all may rest in the clear light of their own awareness.

The three main ethical practices are to build up generosity, sensitivity to others, and tolerance. They are all-important preparations for death. They are not directly mentioned in the Book of Natural Liberation, because their necessity is taken for granted…
—  The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Liberation Through Understanding In the Between
You must be ready to accept the possibility that there is a limitless range of awareness for which we now have no words; that awareness can expand beyond range of your ego, your self, your familiar identity, beyond everything you have learned, beyond your notions of space and time, beyond the differences which usually separate people from each other and from the world around them.
—  ~ The Tibetan Book of The Dead