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  Luminous Emptiness: A Guide to the Tibetan Book of the Dead
By: Fremantle, Francesca




 
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Author: Fremantle, Francesca
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 1570629250 / 9781570629259

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In Luminous Emptiness, Francesca Fremantle presents the classic Tibetan Book of the Dead not as a scripture to be read to the dying but a guide to the living. [...]

By guiding the reader through the concepts upon which the text is based, the terms it uses, and the imagery it contains, Fremantle relates its world of symbols to our everyday mental and emotional experiences. The five deities of different colors that represent the five styles of wisdom and confusion, the symbolic sexual union of deities, the peaceful and wrathful deities that represent different states of mind - all are encountered in the process of dying. By looking closely at these vivid and extraordinary images of Tibetan Buddhism, Fremantle guides us toward an understanding of that mysterious tradition.

Luminous Emptiness, Francesca Fremantle, Shambhala Publications, 240 pages, Paperback, $24.95


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i enjoyed this book immensly August 15, 2008
Reviewer: bill p from julian, NC United States  
helped to clarify a few  things. recommended.

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