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Tibetan Book of the Dead [Kindle Edition]

Robert Thurman , The Dalai Lama , Karma Lingpa , Padma Sambhava
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The most prominent expert on Tibetan Buddhism in the West offers a translation of this essential book of Tibetan philosophy that captures the true spirit and poetry of the original work--a profound book that reveals the nature of the mind and its manifestations and offers pure enlightenment.


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  • File Size: 1590 KB
  • Print Length: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (February 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004J4X9M4
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This translation is a real treat. At the edge of cutting edge science, the sceptics now admit that just before you die, you go into crazy hallucinations. The Buddhists knew about these hallucinations but they claim that the hallucinations carry on after the brain completely stops and the body rots!

We only know about the visions and the hallucinations because we can now revive some people who died on the hospital trolley. The Tibetans didn't have our advanced technology to revive the dead, but they still knew about the hallucinations and vision! This is an amazing FACT!

If they knew about what we are only now discovering in the West, than maybe the rest of what they claim is true.

Anyway, this is the book the read and who knows, science may one day also go beyond the post death state!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly less than I wanted July 6, 2012
By P Raath
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am pleased to have this product of a very wise writer, but must admit that I was not exactly looking for an academic overview or a commentary on the Tibetan book of the Dead,but rather a poetical translation. Maybe as I go though the book I will find a chapter that contains what I was looking for.But still it is a good book for a serious student to have. Maybe another time I will find a similar book for a spiritual mystic to have.
I have had this same experience with other books which I had thought were translation but were rather academic studies which did not convey anything of the charm or spirituality of the original language.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mahayana text for eveyone February 27, 2013
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He makes this very understandable and the CD is very good as well. No matter what religion you are you will find this useful.
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By CathyK
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This was an excellent overview of the afterlife, and the possibilities in the afterlife, according to Tibetan Buddhism. Robert Thurman makes an excellent case for the existence of the afterlife, in response to hard-core materialists, who belief consciousness ends with the death of the brain. I believe this is mandatory reading for anyone facing a life-threatening illness. It is very comforting at the very least, and also empowering to know we can choose our next existence if we are prepared. I had a near death experience years ago, and reading this helped so much to give validity to what I saw and experienced, in my case, in a Christian context. Robert Thurman is open-minded, and so, explains such experiences as relative to the culture you are raised in, for example, my vision of Christ as a symbol of compassion in the subconscious. This is an excellent book, filled not only with intellectual rigor and well-made arguments, but also a humble and knowing wisdom. One caveat, some of the reading gets very difficult, reflecting the depth of the author's knowledge in Buddhism. Some background in Buddhism may be necessary, and certainly would help.
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