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Patrul Rinpoche: Introduction to the Bardos

Patrul Rinpoche: At first, when you are certain that you are going to die, you must cut all ties and attachment to this life. 

A Brief Introduction to the Bardos by Patrul Rinpoche

Patrul Rinpoche: At first, when you are certain that you are going to die, you must cut all ties and attachment to this life.

Generally, whenever physically embodied beings die, they first experience the twenty phases of coarse dissolution, which are as follows:

As the aggregate of form dissolves, the limbs twitch, and the body loses its strength and power.

As the mirror-like wisdom dissolves, the mind grows unclear and hazy.

As the earth element dissolves, the body grows dry.

As the eye faculty dissolves, sight becomes unclear and the eye takes on a rounder shape.

As the object form dissolves, the body loses its vitality and weakens. Continua »

 

Padmasambhava: Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo

Padmasambhava: Through these gradual instructions, one will certainly be liberated within seven rebirths.

Padmasambhava: Through these gradual instructions, one will certainly be liberated within seven rebirths.

Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo:
From the Six Wonderful Methods for Enlightenment Without Cultivation
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Here I [Padmasambhava] shall explain the profound meaning of liberation through hearing
for the ones who have arrived at the time of death.
Among the three kinds of bardos, the first is the time of the bardo of dying.

Fortunate one of noble family, listen one-point­edly. Pay heed. Do not wander.
Every experience in this world is Mara’s dream-like illusion.
Everything is impermanent, everyone is subject to death.
Noble one, turn away from further painful states.

The experiences of whiteness, redness and blackness are all the magical display of your mind. Continua »

 

Padmasambhava: How to die

Padmasambhava: Have trust and settle in the state of equanimity.

Padmasambhava: How to die

In Insights by Erik Pema Kunsang

Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo:
From the Six Wonderful Methods for Enlightenment Without Cultivation.

Here I [Padmasambhava] shall explain the profound meaning of liberation through hearing
for the ones who have arrived at the time of death.
Among the three kinds of bardos, the first is the time of the bardo of dying.

Fortunate one of noble family, listen one-point­edly. Pay heed. Do not wander.
Every experience in this world is Mara’s dream-like illusion.
Everything is impermanent, everyone is subject to death.
Noble one, turn away from further painful states.

The experiences of whiteness, redness and blackness are all the magical display of your mind.
These experiences are nothing other than yourself.
Do not be afraid. Do not fear them.
Continua »