Karma Lingpa was a Tibetan tertön, or treasure revealer, traditionally said to have lived in the 14th century. He is most famous for revealing the texts known as the Bardo Thodol, which are part of a larger collection of terma called the 'Profound Dharma of Self-Liberation through the Intention of the Peaceful and Wrathful Ones.' The Bardo Thodol is internationally known as the 'Tibetan Book of the Dead,' a title popularized by Walter Evans-Wentz's edition, but it is more accurately translated as 'Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State.' Karma Lingpa's revelations have had a significant influence on Tibetan Buddhism and its teachings about the processes of death and dying.
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"The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Awakening Upon Dying" is a spiritual guide that explores the stages of death and afterlife from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective. It provides instructions for the dying and the living, offering meditative and contemplative techniques to prepare for death, navigate the intermediate state (Bardo), and achieve liberation. The book serves as a manual for understanding the transition from life to death, making it less of a fearful experience and more of a conscious, spiritual journey.