Tibetan Book of the Dead

Like the best guides, her assertion is "Don't Panic!" After death, it is said that you will be attacked by thunderous sounds and astonishing revelation as you first appear in front of you a peaceful deity, and then the angry, who drink blood and eat the foods filled with bodies. If you are very unhappy, Yama (representing the strength of impermanence and the law of cause and effect) will cut off your head, lick your brains and drink blood, and then eat. The Trick is not to be afraid and remember that there is no longer a body, so it can not hurt you. These deities are enormous, blotching the sky, and some have heads of tigers, vultures, crocodiles, scorpions or bats, but they are also in our minds. This idea fascinated the Junga, who respected the Tibetan Book of the Dead as a great psychological work.
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According to the Supreme Tantra of Yoga (from which the Tibetan Book of the Dead originates), only during the dying process can we achieve liberation from the life cycle. Advanced Yogis can carry out trials, provoking a state of death, but after death, we must remember what we have read in the Tibetan Book of the Dead and put it into practice. Even completely unprepared does not have to despair, however, provided that a skilled guru is able to read the relevant fragments of our corpse. He Should have a soothing, melodic voice to calm us down.

The Stake is high: either we become enlightened, and we reach Buddhaha, or we are advised to again experience the sufferings of birth, old age, illness and death, embedded in the "swamps of cyclic existence." If it fails, we should at least try to respawn in a place where Buddhism is practised, so we can have another step. But it's worse. If we decide to enter the wrong way in the womb, we can become an incarnation as an animal, an injury of spirit, or a hell. Even the Dalai Lama is not sure of success. "Sometimes I wonder-admitted in the introduction-will I really be able to make full use of my own preparatory practice when the actual moment of death arrives?"

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