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THE BARDO EXPERIENCE
The Soul departing a lifetime with negative KARMA will journey to the Hall of Akashic Records for a life review during its BARDO experience. There you will be confronted with picture images from your life just left and be held accountable for your actions. This journey may also be made while in body by accessing memories in the Subconscious Mind during past-life regression therapy (26) to clear energy blocks and begin to dissolve Karma through forgiveness and repentance before it makes the Bardo journey a necessary part of your death experience. It is much less pleasant to deal with the Bardo than with a competent hypnotherapist in this life.
Between two states; the experiences which occur in the period of time when one is dying (to the physical world) and being reborn (to the etheric world); a twilight state of very real events to the dying person.
After the SILVER CORD breaks, freeing the Soul from its physical form, the average person's Soul spends three days in a death trance or the Bardo. This is a transitional state of reality and you may not yet be truly aware you are dead. Each Soul will be faced with a unique personal experience based on the life its physical form lived. At first, you will not be under the control of your KARMA and the shadow show of your THOUGHT-FORMS will not have started. You may still be hovering around your physical form, seeing and hearing everything that is going on. Gradually though, shadowy images will begin to appear. Early in the experience, you will see visions resulting from the good you did in your life; good thoughts, acts of kindness and compassion, humanitarian and spiritual work. Gradually you will move on to darker experiences, reflecting the bad, the cruel, the inhumane, the depravity. You may not only view scenes, but take part in them.
What is important to remember is that the Bardo experience takes place in consciousness. It is all a reflection of your thoughts and, while it may seem frightening at first, you won't be harmed. The death Bardo is like wandering around a picture gallery. Each picture presents a scene from your life and you will see yourself at your best and your worst. You get to watch the true nature of your being unfold and experience the full impact of your actions on others and on yourself.
Originally posted by testrat
reply to post by Mr Green
I am not sure what happened to the other thread and why it was removed. But I am glad you restarted. Even though I really have nothing to contribute I found the information really interesting. Stuff like this is why I come to ATS, and I hope this time this thread won't get ruined.
Originally posted by kiwitina948
reply to post by Mr Green
Thank you for re-posting this thread.
I didn't realise the Bardo is the place in between incarnations where you do the life review part before deciding what experiences you'll have in your next incarnation.
I have had an experience where I did leave my body and went backwards and upwards really fast through a tunnel of stars and up, up past the top of the universe, passed the line of existence until I became a dot and then disappeared altogether. When I no longer existed I was surrounded by light and the light communicated to me "love", I felt this love and I knew everything is "all one" everything is connected in the same energy field of existence. I didn't want to come back because it was the 'home' I have been searching for all my life, but I was communicated to that it wasn't my time and I was to come back and do my work.
When I came back down into my body I couldn't remember how to breathe and my mind panicked, and then I did remember how to breathe "make your stomach move up and down" and took a big gasp of air in and choked. I am not afraid of that farce they call 'death'. Its the most beautiful thing.
Originally posted by fizzy1
The bardo experience as you call it is a tibetin buddhist belief.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead is
recognition, by seeing and hearing, that hallucinations are apparitional appearances from one's own thoughts, which sets one free into Reality. The aim of Bardo Thodol teaching is to cause the Dreamer to awaken into Reality, free from karmic illusions, in a state beyond phenomena. (25)
In The Egyptian Book of the Dead, the Soul is defined as that part of man which beyond all doubt was believed to enjoy an eternal existence in heaven in a state of glory.(8) Esoterically, Soul is the condensed intelligence in every atom which is conscious of its intelligence, has knowledge of its function, has knowledge of Totality in its entirety, and has the capacity to remember all the frequencies it has vibrated in. (1) Your Soul projected you into matter. Your Soul was projected by an OverSoul or Divine Spirit, your Higher or Greater Self, your Source. Your Soul is your Subconscious Mind, your inner guide, that which knows all about you. A Soul is not something you have, apart from yourself, it is you at a higher frequency. You are a manifestation of your Soul in the physical, material, third dimension.
In the Bardo, it is not so much what you did but why you did it that is reflected. That which you desired most now becomes active. You will be shown your mistakes and how your choices caused you to miss opportunities to lead a better life. If you sought the Light in life, more will be given. If not, even a small portion that may have unfolded, will be lost. If you didn't practice forgiveness on earth, you will learn to in the Bardo for you will not be released from a scene until you forgive or are forgiven. Here you will learn many of the lessons you should have learned while on earth through forgiveness. The faces and forms that appear to you are your own mental content, whether they be sublime or horrific. In either case, they are not real. They are neither to be feared nor glorified. They are merely reflections of your thoughts, but they are part of you and you cannot escape them. You need to accept them as part of you and let them go.
Originally posted by JacobNH
reply to post by Mr Green
Either way, whenever i learn to willfully astral project, i'm gonna see if i can access the AR.
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
I somehow knew that in these file cabinets were files that contained everything there is to know about everyone who has ever been alive and every one who ever will be alive. I remember finding my own file. I can not remember exactly what was in there although I remember it contained every though I ever had and it even contained all the things that have yet to happen in my life...
This dream always had a feeling of realness to it... Perhaps it was an OBE?
Thanks for sharing!
Originally posted by Odessy
reply to post by Mr Green
I love these types of topics.
From what I know about the Bardo, its a place that you go when you die. Thats about it lol.
I know many buddhist monks claim to be able to visit the first stage through deep meditation,
Following death, according to Tibetan Buddhism, the spirit of the departed goes through a process lasting forty-nine days that is divided into three stages called "bardos." At the conclusion of the bardo, the person either enters nirvana or returns to Earth for rebirth.
It is imperative that the dying individual remain fully aware for as long as possible because the thoughts one has while passing over into death heavily influence the nature of both the after-death experience and, if one fails to achieve nirvana, the state of one's next incarnation.
Stage one of the Bardo (called the "Chikai" Bardo), the bardo of dying, begins at death and extends from half a day to four days. This is the period of time necessary for the departed to realize that they have dropped the body. The consciousness of the departed has an ecstatic experience of the primary "Clear White Light" at the death moment. Everyone gets at least a fleeting glimpse of the light. The more spiritually developed see it longer, and are able to go beyond it to a higher level of reality. The average person, however, drops into the lesser state of the secondary "clear light."
In stage two (called the "Chonyid" Bardo), the bardo of Luminous Mind, the departed encounters the hallucinations resulting from the karma created during life. Unless highly developed, the individual will feel that they are still in the body. The departed then encounters various apparitions, the "peaceful" and "wrathful" deities, that are actually personifications of human feelings and that, to successfully achieve nirvana, the deceased must encounter unflinchingly. Only the most evolved individuals can skip the bardo experience altogether and transit directly into a paradise realm. Stage three (called the "Sidpa" Bardo), the bardo of rebirth, is the process of reincarnation.
The third bardo involving the reincarnation of a person's karmic energy by choosing and entering a new body to be born agrees with many near-death accounts that affirm reincarnation