One of the greatest works created by any culture and overwhelmingly the most significant of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has had a number of distinguished translations, but none encompassed the work in its entirety Now, in one of the year s most important publishing events, the entire text has not only been made available in English but in a translation of quite remarkable clarity and beauty With an introductory commentary by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, who calls this translation an extraordinary accomplishment undertaken with great care over many years this complete edition faithfully presents the insights and intentions of the original work It includes one of the most detailed and compelling descriptions of the after death state in world literature, exquisitely written practices that can transform our experience of daily life, guidance on helping those who are dying, and an inspirational perspective on coping with bereavement Translated with the close support of leading contemporary masters, including HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and learned scholars such as Khamtrul Rinpoche and Zenkar Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, I hope that the profound insights contained in this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many interested people around the world....
|Title||:||The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||Viking Auflage Lst American Ed 19 Januar 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||104 Pages|
|File Size||:||889 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation Reviews
I started to read the "Tibetan Book of the Dead" first from another author. That was to difficult to understand, so I stopped reading it. This book from Prof. Thurman is very nice to read and good understandable. The content is very helpful and I can only recommend it to all who are interested in this theme.
It is a interesting book but not easy to read. Knowledge abut buddhism and Tibetan culture before reading this book is recommended.
Sher schnell angekommen in sehr guten zustand.
This book is a direct translation therefore it is not easy to read. There are easier books out there that are easier to understand.
The remarkable Bob Thurman offers us a new translation of the 'Tibetan Book of the Dead'. It surpasses by far the previous translation by Chogyam Trungpa and Frances Fremantle. As a text for practical use, as a source of spiritual inspiration, and as literature, this book shines. As well as the translation of the text and commentary, Professor Thurman has written an introduction which stands on its own as an introduction to Buddhism and Tibetan spirituality. If you have an interest in Buddhism, Tibet, or a concern about the after-death states, this book is essential.Pete Folly
I've been through three copies of this book and memorized the essence prayers.. Each night I use this in my meditation.. All my life I have had a fear of death and this book cuts right to the bone.. Padma Sambava tackels the problem head on.. I don't really remember why I started reading it.. I could never make it through the Evans-Wentz translation.. Too much esoteric mumbo jumbo.. Robert A. Thurman's version is for the everyman.. Please get this book..Life is short..From the Root Verses.. "With mind distracted, never thinking death is coming... To slave away on the pointless buisness of mundane life, and then to come out empty is a tragic error.."
My rating is meaningless. I'm not ready to read this book. Why are you not offering "The Songs of Milerepa" or "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" or a conprehensive collection of Sutras?