ISBN 9781569571149,Transcending Madness

Transcending Madness


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Rupa & Co.

Publication Year 1992

ISBN 9781569571149

ISBN-10 1569571147


Number of Pages 344 Pages
Language (English)

History of religion

The Tibetan World Bardo is usually associated with life after death. Here, Chogyam Trungpa discusses bar-do 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 six psychological states: the god realm (bliss), the jealous god realm (jealousy and lust for entertainment), the human realm (passion and desire), the animal realm (ignorance), the Hungry ghost 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.