The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying - Chapter 21 "The Universal Process" Summary & Analysis

Sogyal Rinpoche
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Chapter 21 "The Universal Process" Summary

Sogyal begins by discussing the Chinese invasion of Tibet, and the loss of over one million citizens, vast forests, wildlife, and over six thousand monasteries. He stresses the atrocities done against the spiritual masters, monks, and nuns of the region. In particular, he tells the story of a monk who sings as he is led by the Chinese to his death. Surprising the Chinese captors, the man purposefully passes away prior to reaching the place of his execution. Sogyal notes his view that the enlightened of Tibet have the ability to see the boundary between life and death as imaginary, and can see reality instead as an unbroken wholeness of movement, and the bardos as not only the processes of death, but also of life. He states the bardos show the manifestation of mind from...

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