Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism
Snow Lion Publications, 1985 - Philosophy - 86 pages
This fascinating book unfolds in detail the complex Tibetan Buddhist system of subtle physiology, providing a complete exposition of the channels, drops, and winds which serve as foundations for consciousness. Highest Yoga Tantra simulates processes of death, intermediate states, and rebirth, so it is important for the practitioner to know how humans dieandmdash;the stages of death, and the physiological reasons behind them.
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Abhidharma Abhidharmakosha aggregate Asanga's Actuality autumn sky basic wisdom becomes Buddha causes central channel channel-petals channel-wheel clear light coarse cyclic existence Death and Intermediate deity yoga desire Dharmsala dissolution dualistic eighty conceptions eighty indicative conceptions element Emanation Body external sign Factor dissolving fire-dwelling Guhyasamaja heart hell-being Highest Yoga Mantra indestructible drop internal JEFFREY HOPKINS Lam rim Lamp Thoroughly Illuminating left channels light of death Mahayana Manjushri Meditation on Emptiness mental consciousness mind of appearance mind of near-attainment mother mount navel non-virtuous object occurs ordinary path petals predispositions Presentation of Birth purified radiant black reborn red constituents red drops red increase regenerative fluid right and left Rinbochay semen semen and blood sentient simultaneously stage of completion subtle body subtle wind Tantra tantric Tibet Tibetan Buddhism Treasury of Knowledge Truth Body Tsong-ka-pa's Vajradhara Vasubandhu's Commentary virtuous wheel whereupon white and red white mustard wind and mind wind that serves yogi