The Power of Mindfulness in the Tibetan Book of the Dead

What is the Tibetan Book of the Dead?

The Tibetan Book of the Dead, also known as the Bardo Thodol, is a spiritual text from Tibet that describes the journey of the consciousness after death. It is believed that after death, the consciousness goes through different stages or bardos, and the text provides guidance on how to navigate these stages in order to achieve a favorable rebirth.

The book includes various prayers, rituals, and meditations that are intended to help the deceased navigate the afterlife. It also emphasizes the importance of one’s state of mind and actions during life, as they can influence the quality of the afterlife experience.

Overall, the Tibetan Book of the Dead is a profound spiritual text that has been studied and practiced by Tibetan Buddhists for centuries, and it continues to inspire and guide many people on their spiritual journey.

How to Apply the Wisdom

I particularly enjoyed reading this book, not because of it’s glimpses into what some belief to be an afterlife, but because I believe we are already filled with light. The light of the Universe or God or Creator or whatever it is that you name it.

Here’s a quick quote from the book that I particularly enjoyed.

Remember the clear light,

The pure clear white light,

From which everything in the Universe comes,

To which everything in the Universe returns,

The original nature of your own mind.

The natural state of the Universe manifest.

Let go into the clear light, trust it, merge with it.

It is your own true nature,

It is home.

Connecting to your own light right here, right now, and opening up to share that light with others is not just possible, it’s an amazing opportunity for you.

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