First published Wed Jun 28, 2006; substantive revision Fri Oct 8, 2010 Zen aims at a perfection of personhood.
Sacred-Texts Buddhism Tibetan Buddhism Archives Here, in no particular order, are miscellaneous articles about Tibetan Buddhism from various sources on the Internet, mostly predating the World Wide Web.
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying , written by Sogyal Rinpoche in 1992, is a presentation of the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead or Bardo Thodol . The author wrote, "I have written The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying as the quintessence of the heart-advice of all my masters, to be a new Tibetan Book of the Dead and a Tibetan Book of Life ." [ 1 ] The book explores: the message of impermanence; evolution, karma and rebirth ; the nature of mind and how to train the mind through meditation ; how to follow a spiritual path in this day and age; the practice of compassion ; how to care for and show love to the dying, and spiritual practices for the moment of death. In his foreword to the book, the 14th Dalai Lama says:
* Part I — From Birth to Parivraja * * Part II — Renunciation for Ever * * Part III — In Search of New Light * * Part IV — Enlightenment and the Vision of a New Way * * Part V — The Buddha and His Predecessors * * Part VI — The Buddha and His Contemporaries * * Part VII — Comparison and Contrast * * Part I — Buddha and His Vishad Yoga * * Part II — The Conversion of the Parivrajakas * * Part III — Conversion of the High and the Holy * * Part IV — Call from Home * * Part V — Campaign for Conversion Resumed * * Part VI — Conversion of the Low and the Lowly * * Part VII — Conversion of Women * * Part VIII — Conversion of the Fallen and the Criminals * * Part I — His Place in His Dhamma * * Part II — Different Views of the Buddha's Dhamma * * Part III — What is Dhamma * * Part IV — What is Not Dhamma * * Part V — What is Saddhamma *