Tibetan Book Of The Dead Circle Cover (Arc Classics)
Said to have its origin in the 'treasure texts' that were supposedly hidden away by Padmasambhava, the Lotus Guru, in Tibet in the 8th century, The Tibetan Book of Dead was traditionally read aloud to the dying or recently deceased as a guide to the afterlife.
It explains how to recognize the true nature of the mind so that after death it will be possible to attain enlightenment and liberation from the suffering associated with the endless cycle of death and rebirth.
Guru Padmasambhava was miraculously born within a blossoming lotus flower on the shore of Lake Dhanakosha in the northwest of Uddiyana. Known as Padmasambhava, the Lotus-Born, he grew to adulthood in the kingdom of Uddiyana and travelled extensively thereafter through ancient India, in search of realized masters of sutra and tantra with whom to study the Dharma. The Lotus-Born Guru then travelled to Nepal, where he engaged in rigorous practices and extraordinary displays of compassion. Finally, he reached Tibet at the invitation of the renowned Dharma King Trisong Detsen, taking teachings with him that would inspire and transform, and that continue to do so to this day.
Pub Date: 2021
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 inches