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Life & Death: "The Great Liberation"

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posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 07:01 AM
This is a very humbling documentary that delves into the existential understandings of life and death from the great teachings of "The Tibetan Book of the Dead."

You're not going to want to pass this documentary up. A must watch for anyone in the midst of waking up to our existence here on earth.


posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 02:32 AM

"The Tibetan Book of the Dead, whose actual title is "The Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Intermediate State" or "Bardo Thodol", is traditionally believed to be the work of the legendary Padma Sambhava in the 8th century A.D. The book acts as a guide for the dead during the state that intervenes death and the next rebirth. He is considered to be one of the first persons to bring Buddhism to Tibet. The Bardo Thodol is a guide that is read aloud to the dead while they are in the state between death and reincarnation in order for them to recognize the nature of their mind and attain liberation from the cycle of rebirth.

The Bardo Thodol teaches that once awareness is freed from the body, it creates its own reality as one would experience in a dream. This dream occurs in various phases (bardos) in ways both wonderful and terrifying. Overwhelming peaceful and wrathful visions and deities appear. Since the deceased's awareness is in confusion of no longer being connected to a physical body, it needs help and guidance in order that enlightenment and liberation occurs. The Bardo Thodol teaches how we can attain Nirvana by recognizing the heavenly realms instead of entering into the lower realms where the cycle of birth and rebirth continue.

The following is a description of the bardo realms that one travels through after death."
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posted on Jan, 29 2015 @ 02:23 PM
Hi ATS, its been awhile since Ive logged in and I noticed this thread has a dead video link.

Many of you here will most certainly find this film to be an awesome adventure into the world of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk.


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