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Il libro tibetano dei morti. La grande liberazione attraverso l'udire nel Bardo

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In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism-traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation-death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Ch gyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.… (more)
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing In The Bardo by Francesca Fremantle

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This centuries old scripture was traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation. This translation emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living as well.
  PendleHillLibrary | Apr 3, 2024 |
The Bardo Thotrol is a Tibetan Buddhist scripture of the Nyingma or old traditon. It concerns the nature of the mind and its projections-beautiful or terrible, peaceful or wrathful-which seem to exist objectively and inhabit the external world. In particular it describes these projections as they appear immediately after death, in a much more overwhelming form since the consciousness is no longer grounded and shielded by its connecton with a physical bodiy. It teaches recognition of these terrifying and seductive forms, and through recognition atttainment of the state of enlightenment.

Contents

List of illustrations
Foreword, by Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche
Introduction, by Francesca Fremantle
Commenary
The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo
Inspiration-Prayers
Inspiration-Prayer calling on the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for rescue
The main verses of the six Bardos
Inspiration-prayer for deliverance form the dangerous pathway of the Bardo
The Bardo prayer which protects from fear
Pronunciation of Sanskrit words
Glossary of Sanskirt words
Bibliography
Index
  AikiBib | May 31, 2022 |
In this classic of the world's religious literature-traditionally read aloud to the dying-death and rebirth are seen as a process that offers the possibility of attaining ultimate liberation. This unabridged translation emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by the renowned meditation master Chogyam Trungpa explains what the scripture teaches about human psychology.

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Editor's note
Foreword by Chogyam Trungpa
Introduction by Francesca Fremantle
Commentary by Chogyam Trungpa
The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Notes
  AikiBib | May 29, 2022 |
In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation—death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Chögyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.
  PSZC | Mar 27, 2019 |
The Liberation Through Hearing During The Intermediate State (Tibetan: bardo "liminality"; thodol as "liberation", sometimes translated as Liberation Through Hearing or Bardo Thodol is a funerary text. It is often referred to in the West by the more casual title, "Tibetan Book of the Dead," a name which draws a parallel with the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, another funerary text.

The Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the consciousness has after death, during the interval between death and the next rebirth. This interval is known in Tibetan as the bardo. The text also includes chapters on the signs of death, and rituals to undertake when death is closing in, or has taken place. It is the most internationally famous and widespread work of Tibetan Nyingma literature.

According to Tibetan tradition, the Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State was composed in the 8th century by Padmasambhava, written down by his primary student, Yeshe Tsogyal, buried in the Gampo hills in central Tibet and subsequently discovered by a Tibetan terton, Karma Lingpa in the 12th century. There were variants of the book among different sects.

The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State is recited by Tibetan Buddhist lamas over a dying or recently deceased person, or sometimes over an effigy of the deceased. The name means literally "liberation through hearing in the intermediate state."

The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State differentiates the intermediate state between lives into three bardos:

1.The chikhai bardo or "bardo of the moment of death," which features the experience of the "clear light of reality," or at least the nearest approximation of which one is spiritually capable.
2.The chonyid bardo or "bardo of the experiencing of reality," which features the experience of visions of various Buddha forms (or, again, the nearest approximations of which one is capable).
3.The sidpa bardo or "bardo of rebirth," which features karmically impelled hallucinations which eventually result in rebirth. (Typically imagery of men and women passionately entwined.)
The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State also mentions three other bardos: those of "life" (or ordinary waking consciousness), of "dhyana" (meditation), and of "dream" (the dream state during normal sleep).

Together these "six bardos" form a classification of states of consciousness into six broad types. Any state of consciousness can form a type of "intermediate state", intermediate between other states of consciousness. Indeed, one can consider any momentary state of consciousness a bardo, since it lies between our past and future existences; it provides us with the opportunity to experience reality, which is always present but obscured by the projections and confusions that are due to our previous unskillful actions.
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Francesca Fremantleprimary authorall editionscalculated
Lingpa, Karmamain authorall editionsconfirmed
Fremantle, FrancescaTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Karma-glin-paAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Trungpa, ChögyamTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anagarika Gocinda, LamaForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Thurman, Robert A. F.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The (abridged) edition of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" edited by Evans-Wentz, contains different source material and very different editorial content from the abridged edition by Thurman. Neither is it the same as the first complete English translation, issued much later by Penguin Classics and other publishers. It is also a totally different work from "The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation: Or the Method of Realizing Nirvana through Knowing the Mind". Please do NOT combine with any of these other books, unless you are willing to separate and re-combine them properly again. There are well over a thousand copies.
This is NOT the tibetan book of living & dying by Sogyal Rinpoche, it is the tibetan book of the dead by Chögyam Trungpa et al.
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In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism-traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation-death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers to the living. The insightful commentary by Ch gyam Trungpa, written in clear, concise language, explains what the text teaches us about human psychology. This book will be of interest to people concerned with death and dying, as well as those who seek greater spiritual understanding in everyday life.

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Het eeuwenoude Tibetaanse dodenboek (Bardo Thö-dot) is misschien wel het merkwaardigste boek dat het Westen van het Oosten ontvangen heeft. Nadat het eeuwenlang (van mond tot oor) werd over¬geleverd, zou deze tekst zijn opgeschreven door Pad-ma Sambhava, de yoga-leraar die het boeddhisme in de achtste eeuw naar Tibet bracht en die als grondleg¬ger van het lamaïsme wordt beschouwd. Prof. Jung noemt Het Tibetaanse dodenboek van een ongeëvenaarde superioriteit wat de psychologie en de kritische filosofie betreft.
De teksl wijdt in in de /in van het leven dat de doods-ervaring omvat, niet als gebeuren op een bepaald tijdstip, maar als een voortdurend bereid-zijn, dat werkelijk leven pas mogelijk maakt. Op archetypische wijze wordt de toestand beschreven die dood genoemd wordt, tot aan het moment waarop naar oosterse opvatting de nieuwe geboorte plaats¬vindt. Daaruit komt naar voren dat de betekenis van het sterven onverbrekelijk met de zin van het leven ver¬bonden is.
Voortdurend wordt de lezer gewezen op de noodzaak hel rechtstreekse contact met het onnoembare-in-zich-zelf te zoeken.
De grondtoon van het onderricht is het met onuitput¬telijk geduld oproepen tot wat prof. C.G. Jung noemt 'de zorgvuldige en gewetensvolle waarneming van de irrationele facetten van het heilige in de mens zelf'. Wanneer dit bij hem aanslaat zal hij niemand meer vragen wal hij moet kiezen, maar met vallen en opstaan zijn eigen gezag zoeken - en vinden. Want in hemzelf is de bron van leven, en wat hij in we¬zen is, is leven: een ononderbroken opeenvolging van bewustzijnstoestanden, waarin geboorte (als het aan¬nemen van een lichaam) en dood (als hel afleggen van een lichaam) zijn besloten.
Dil herkenbaar maken is de zin van hel onderricht van hel Tibetaanse dodenboek.
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