The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Manuscript of the Bardo Thodol

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  • Copyright: 2009-08-30
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'O ye Knowledge-Holding Deities, pray hearken unto me; Lead me on the Path, out of your great love'

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
The Chikhai Bardo and the Chönyid Bardop. 12
The Obeisances
The Introduction
The Transference of the Consciousness-Principle
The Reading of this Thödol
The Practical Application of this Thödol by the Officiant
The Bardo of the Moments of Deathp. 18
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
The Bardo of the Experiencing of Realityp. 28
Introductory Instructions Concerning the Experiencing of Reality During the Third Stage of the Bardo, Called the Chönyid Bardo, when the Karmic Apparitions Appear
The Dawning of the Peaceful Deities, from the First to the Seventh Day
The First Day
The Second Day
The Third Day
The Fourth Day
The Fifth Day
The Sixth Day
The Seventh Day
The Dawning of the Wrathful Deities, from the Eighth to the Fourteenth Day
The Eighth Day
The Ninth Day
The Tenth Day
The Eleventh Day
The Twelfth Day
The Thirteenth Day
The Fourteenth Day
The Conclusion. Showing the Fundamental Importance of the Bardo Teachings
The Sidpa Bardop. 72
The Obeisances
Introductory Verses
The After-Death Worldp. 76
The Bardo Body: Its Birth and Its Supernormal Faculties
Characteristics of Existence in the Intermediate State
The Judgement
The All-Determining Influence of Thought
The Dawning of the Lights of the Six Lokas
The Process of Rebirthp. 94
The Closing of the Door of the Womb
Method of Preventing Entry into a Womb
The First Method of Closing the Womb-Door
The Second Method of Closing the Womb-Door
The Third Method of Closing the Womb-Door
The Fourth Method of Closing the Womb-Door
The Fifth Method of Closing the Womb-Door
The Choosing of the Womb-Door
The Premonitory Visions of the Place of Rebirth
The Protection Against the Tormenting Furies
The Alternative Choosing: Supernormal Birth; or Womb-Birth
Supernormal Birth by Transference to a Paradise Realm
Womb-Birth: The Return to the Human World
The General Conclusion
The Appendixp. 115
The Invocation of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
'The Path of Good Wishes for Saving from the Dangerous Narrow Passageway of the Bardo'
'The Root Verses of the Six Bardos'
'The Path of Good Wishes which Protecteth from Fear in the Bardo'
The Colophon
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