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

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

IndexAbortion, 383Aggregates (skandhas), 254, 284,286, 398; dissolution of,255-57Air, as element, 252, 257, 260.See also Inner air (prana)American Medical Association,381Americans: and euthanasia,381-82; and near-death experience,324; and reincarnation,87. See also WestAmitabha, 236-37, 238, 241, 288,289, 394Ani Pelu, 229-31, 370Ani Rilu, 230-32, 245, 370Apa Pant, 78-79, 275A-pé Dorje, 100, 231-32, 370Appearance, phase of, 258, 259Art. See CreativityAsanga, 195-96, 200Attachment, 35; letting go of,228-30; as meditation obstacle,79-80. See also Impermanence"Autobiography in Five Chapters,"31-32Avalokiteshvara, 104, 105, 191,289, 394, 396-98. See alsoChenrézigBalzac, Honoré de, 86Bardo(s) (transition), 11-12, 106,107-8; and near-death experience,336; as other realities,111-12; and practice in thislife, 112-14; revelation of,345-48; uncertainty andopportunity with, 108-11Bardo of becoming (sipa bardo),11, 107-8, 291-92; anddreaming, 111; duration of,295; experiences of, 293-95;helping bereaved during,313-22; helping dead during,303-313; judgment in, 296;mental body in, 292-93; andnear-death experience,329-34; power of mind in,296-99; and rebirth, 299-302Bardo of dharmata, 11, 107, 108,111-12, 278; phases of,278-83; recognition of,288-90; understanding,283-88Bardo of dying, 11, 107, 108,249-51; and going to sleep,111; image for, 232; revelationof, 346-48. See also Death;DyingBardo of meditation, 112. Seealso MeditationBardo of sleep and dream, 112Bardo teachings, 12-13; ondeath, 346-53; and science,356-59Bardo of this life, 11, 107-8,115-16; importance of, 114;sleep, dream, and meditationin, 112; wisdom tools for, 120425

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