Bardo Thodol: The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State, it is often referred to in the West by the more casual title, Tibetan Book of the Dead, a name which draws a parallel with the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, another funerary Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the consciousness has after death, during the interval between death and the next rebirth.
Born on 25 February 1894, Meher Baba attained God-realization at the age of 19. He embarked on his mission as a Spiritual Master in the early 1920s. On 10 July 1925 he began his silence and did not speak again for the remainder of his physical lifetime. The following statement was made prior to his silence.
The purpose of Creation lies on the shoulders of the whole of the human race. But because of the descent of human nature to the lowest degree, which is the self-love that unrestrictedly rules over all of humanity, there was no way to negotiate with them and persuade them to agree to take upon themselves, to exit their narrow world into the wide spaces of the love of others.
People have always wondered what if anything lies beyond the grave. Is death the end of existence, an entry into eternity, or an intermission between earthly lives? Approximately 25 percent of Americans believe reincarnation occurs when the soul or spirit, after the death of the body, comes back to Earth in a newborn body.
I have recently been made aware of Eckankar, a fairly new form of true religion introduced to the modern world in 1965 by Paul Twitchell. The teachings of Eckankar are not new, they have been on earth since the dawn of human history yet Paul Twitchell separated spiritual truths from the cultural trappings which had surrounded them and in so doing brought forward a new form of true religion.
Pam Reynolds Lowery from Atlanta, Georgia was an American singer-songwriter. In 1991, at the age of 35, she had a near-death experience (NDE) during a brain operation. Her NDE is one of the most notable and best documented in NDE research because of the unusual circumstances under which it happened.
"The Tibetan Book of the Dead" refers to the "Bardo Thodol" which translates to Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State, a funerary text intended to guide one through the experiences that the consciousness has after death, during the interval between death and the next rebirth.
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