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The-Tibetan-Book-of-Living-and-Dying

426 INDEX

Bardo Tödrol Chenmo, See Tibetan

Book of the Dead

Bede, 323-24

Beethoven, Ludwig van, 105, 355

Bereaved, helping the, 313-17

Blake, William, 35, 86, 119, 354

Blessings, 71; of masters, 143-47,

393

Bodhichitta, 159, 205, 206, 210;

in action, 206; in aspiration,

206

Bodhisattvas, 105, 286, 368, 369,

399

Body (lu): leaving, at death,

245-47; mental, 292-93; physical,

251-54; three days after

death, 269-70

Bohm, David, 279, 345, 356-59

Breath (prana): during dying, 257;

watching, in meditation, 69,

72-73, 74. See also Inner air

(prana)

Buddha (Gautama Siddhartha),

48-49, 136, 137, 355, 359,

362, 363; on death, 26, 363;

on doubt, 127-28; and emotions,

69; enlightenment of,

57-58; on "Four Reliances,"

134; on good heart, 97-99; on

impermanence, 25; on karma,

96, 97, 99; and Krisha

Gotami, 28-29; as

Mahasattva, 202-3; on previous

lives, 86; on meditation,

62, 76-77; on reality, 38; on

universe, 37

Buddha of Compassion. See

Avalokiteshvara

Buddha nature, 47-49, 205; inner

teacher aspect of, 138; and

meditation posture, 66-68

Buddhas, 284

Buddhism, 52-53, 100, 118, 254,

356

Buddhism, Tibetan, 4, 11-12,

69-71, 120, 132, 270, 289,

355; on body, 252-54

Buddhist (nangpa), 52

Calm Abiding (Skamatha in Sanskrit;

shyiné in Tibetan), 62,

63, 64, 73, 75-76. See also

Meditation

Chadral Rinpoche, 269-70

Chakras, See Energy centers

(chakras)

Chang Chok, 310

Change, and impermanence,

25-27, 39-41

Channels (nadi), 71, 252, 255,

257, 258, 394

Chenrézig (Buddha of Compassion),

67. See also

Avalokiteshvara

Child Luminosity, 166, 267

Children: near-death experiences

of, 327, 329, 338-39; talking

to, about death, 188

Chinese, occupation of Tibet by,

7, 272, 273, 343

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche,

36-37

Christ, 147, 217, 218, 288, 298,

353, 366

Christianity, 8, 86

Chuang Tzu, 17

Clear Light, 95, 108, 263-65. See

also Ground Luminosity

Clear Seeing (vipashyana in Sanskrit,

lhaktong in Tibetan), 64,

75-76

Closer to the Light: Learning from

Children's Near-Death Experiences

(Morse), 338-39

Compassion, 191; logic of,

192-96; mantra of, 396-98;

meditation and, 67; methods

for evoking, 199-206;

power of, 197-99. See also

Bodhichitta; Chenrézig;

Tonglen

Consciousness: continuity of,

93-96; transference of, 218,

235-36. See also Phowa

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