Unhallowed #2

O nobly-born, listen with full attention, without being distracted:
There are six states of Bardo, namely: the natural state of Bardo while in the womb;
the Bardo of the dream-state; the Bardo of ecstatic equilibrium, while in deep meditation;
the Bardo of the moment of death; the Bardo during the experiencing of Reality;
the Bardo of the inverse process of sangsaric existence. These are the six.
Multitudes will be liberated by that recognition;
and although multitudes obtain liberation in that manner,
the number of sentient beings being great, evil karma powerful,
obscurations dense,  propensities o too long standing,
the Wheel of Ignorance and Illusion becometh neither exhausted nor accelerated.

 

 The Tibetan Book of the Dead
translation:  Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup

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