I can see here that most Buddhists have given this book 5 stars, however myself i found it lacking in some areas of in depth explanation from the Vajrayana and Rzogschen perspective, in the fact that these lecture given by Gyatrul Rinpoche were in front a Buddhist and non Buddhist audience, so the explanations of the bardos and practices are mainly in the language of sutra so that the non Buddhist audience can understand his explanations better.
All of the other Books relating to Guru Rinpoche's terma teachings take it for granted that the reader has an understanding or experience of "Emptiness " teachings, so don't offer explanation..you just get right on and read them and either are able to relate to the teachings or not.
when i bought this book i was looking for a straight Scotch.."as it is" undiluted teachings.
on that score for me this book misses out, and i will be looking for another book on the six bardos without the (in my opinion) unnecessary commentary
However this teaching is very important for all of humanity, so i do hope that it is of use to "sentient Beings" it just isnt what i was looking for
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1566 KB
- Print Length: 369 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0861711319
- Publisher: Wisdom Publications (4 June 2012)
- Sold by: Simon & Schuster Digital Sales Inc. (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008D30Q8W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 29 customer ratings
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