The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Setting & Symbolism

Sogyal Rinpoche
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Bardos

Bardos are the constantly changing realities of one's existence. Defined originally as the state between death and rebirth, Sogyal redefines the word to include all junctures in life where one can become enlightened, liberated, or introduced to potential. Sogyal continues to explain the four primary bardos as those of the natural bardo of life, the painful bardo of death, the luminous bardo of dharmata, and the karmic bardo of becoming.

Samsara

Samsara is endless cycle of life, death, and rebirth seen by the Buddhist tradition as an uncontrolled cycle of suffering. Sogyal believes an end to samsara should be the pursuit of all individuals, rather that the material possessions of the modern world.

Lu

The body, or translated from Tibetan language as 'something you leave behind.' Sogyal believes all individuals should be les concerned with this external baggage, and more concerned with the internal karma and...

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