Title Transcending Madness: The Experience of the Six Bardos
Book Condition New
Edition First Edition
Size 14 Cms x 22 Cms
Publisher Boston, USA Shambhala 1992
1569571147 / 9781569571149
Seller ID 032454
The Tibetan word bardo is usually associated with life after death. Here, Chögyan Trungpa discusses bardo in a very different sense: as the peak experience of any given moment. Our experience of the present moment is always colored by one of the six psychological states: the god realm (bliss), the jealous god real (jealousy and lust for entertainment), the human realm (passion and desire), the animal realm (ignorance), the hungry ghost realm (poverty and possessiveness), and the hell realm (aggression and hatred). In relating these realms to the six traditional Buddhist bardo experiences, Trungpa provides an insightful look at the "madness" of our familiar psychological patterns and shows how they present an opportunity to transmute daily experience into freedom. Printed Pages: 360.