The Tibetan Book of the Dead

By Padma Sambhava (Compiler), Robert Thurman (Translator), The Dalai Lama (Foreword), Karma Lingpa (Collaborator)

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The Bardo Thodol (Tibetanབར་དོ་ཐོས་གྲོལWyliebar do thos grol), Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State, is a text from a larger corpus of teachings, the Profound Dharma of Self-Liberation through the Intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful Ones,[1][note 1] revealed by Karma Lingpa (1326–1386). It is the best-known work of Nyingma literature,[3] and is known in the West as the Tibetan Book of the Dead.

The Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the consciousness has after death, in the bardo, the interval between death and the next rebirth. The text also includes chapters on the signs of death and rituals to undertake when death is closing in or has taken place.



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