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

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

Master, 69, 137-39; blessings of,

143-47; deaths of, 270-77;

and devotion, 139-43; as

meditation object, 69-71; and

path of Dzogchen, 170-71;

true, 132-34

Maudgalyayana, 98

Meditation, 12, 53; alertness and

relaxation in, 76-77; bardo of,

112; beginning prayer for,

61-62; Buddha and, 57-58,

60-61, 76; on compassion,

203-4; duration of, 80;

Dzogchen, 67, 68, 163-67;

ending prayer for, 61; experiences

in, 79-81; eyes open

during, 67-68; gaze recommended,

67; Good in the

Beginning, Good in the Middle,

Good in the End and,

60-61; hands, position for,

68; and inspiration, 84-85;

integration of, into action,

82-83; methods of, 65-66,

69-74; and mind, 56, 58-60,

74-75; and mindfulness,

62-63; mouth open position,

68; negativity, defusing and,

62, 64, 77, 78; obstacles to,

79-80; and ordinary life,

82-83, 351-53; peace in,

63-64; poem by Nyoshul

Khenpo and, 63; posture for,

66-68; purpose of, 60; taking

breaks, 81-82; thoughts and

emotions in, 77-79; three

sacred principles of, 60-62;

Tibetan saying and, 65; as

wisdom tool, 126. See also

Calm Abiding

Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare),

202

Merton, Thomas, 360

Michelangelo, 105

Milarepa, 12, 15, 21-22, 39, 40,

99-100, 130, 146, 362, 366

Milinda, King, 95

INDEX 431

Mind, 47-49; in bardo of becoming,

291-92, 296-99; bringing

home, 57-58, 63; continuity

of, 93-96; and death, 16-17;

enlightened, 13; ground of

ordinary, 265-67; impermanence

of, 27; looking in,

52-53; and meditation, 56,

58-60, 74-75; relax, 63-64;

release, 63; samsara and, 59;

Shantideva on, 59; training,

58-60; Western view of, 13.

See also Nature of mind

Mindfulness, 62-63. See also

Calm Abiding

"Mind in comfort and ease" posture,

68

Mipham, 20

Mö gü, See Devotion (mö gü)

Moment of death. See Death,

moment of

Montaigne, Michel de, 15

Moody, Raymond, 10, 24, 296,

322, 331, 332, 333

More, Sir Thomas, 191

Morse, Melvin, 327, 329, 338-39

Mother Luminosity, 166, 267. See

also Ground Luminosity

Mother Teresa, 54, 105, 212

Motoyama, Dr. Hiroshi, 237-38

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 93,

355

"Myth of Er" (Plato), 93

Nachiketas, 131

Nadi, See Channels (nadi)

Nagasena, 95-96

Nangya, See Buddhist (nangya)

Nature, 84

Nature of mind, 12, 47-49,

49-50; as Child Luminosity,

267; faults preventing realization

of, 50-51; introduction

to, 42-45; and wisdom of

ordinariness, 54-55. See also

Mind; Rigpa

Naylor, Freda, 30-31

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