The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Awakening Upon Dying by Padmasambhava, Karma Lingpa

"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.

The 2845th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 132

Since this book was first published in 1350, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 132.0.

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