id 1060
Author Sambhava, Padma
Title The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Copyright Year 1994
ISBN Number 1-85538-412-4
Publisher Name The Aquarian Press, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers
Place Of Publication London, England
Translated By Thurman, Robert A F
Cover Type Paperback
Pages 278
Review The so-called "Tibetan Book of the Dead" has been renowned for centuries as a classic of Buddhist wisdom and religious thought. More recently, it has become highly influential in the Western world for its psychological insights into the processes of death and dying-and what they can teach us about the ways we live our lives. It has also been found to be helpful in the grieving process by people who have recently lost their loved ones. Composed in the eighth century, it is intended to prepare the soul for the trials and transformations of the afterworld. Its profound message is that the art of dying is as important as the art of living.