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According to Tibetan tradition, in the bardo, an ‘intermediate state’ in the endless round of birth and death, we are free for an instant from that round. The Tibetan book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol) describes six of these opportunities for escape from reactivity. Here Sangharakshita explores our resistance to facing death and the impact of the esoteric teachings of Padmasambhava.
From the talk Psycho-Spiritual Symbolism in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. part of the series Aspects of Buddhist Psychology, given in 1967.
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