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The Tibetian Book Of The Dead

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on June 11, 2003 11:50:57 UTC

The Tibetian Book of the Dead, which I am told is Buddhist, explains what happenes to you right after death.
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On succeeding days bright lights come to you along with soft lights, each day being different colors.

The soft lights are attractive and make you feel secure, and the bright lights are scary.

Yet in order to be saved you must do one-pointed meditation on the bright lights, which are the coherent intelligence your have accumulated for this lifetinme being radiated away. (Like a laser I thought when first reading that)

But that is not enough for any of us to be saved as no human has sufficient power for salvation.

If you are a Buddhist, then your guru must pray for your salvation. Even relatives in praying for you can help you get salvation.

But if no one is available or if you are not Buddhist, the Lord of Great Salvation, who is available for every one, can be prayed to during one-pointed meditation and salvation will be yours.

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Glenn, if your are familiar with this book and I have not rendered its explanation correctly, please correct what I have said, or anyone else who knows the book.

But presuming that my recollection of the book is correct, it seems to contradict what you have said in the above post - that we save ourselves.
We do not save ourselves. We need help.

And the help the is available for every one, Buddhist or not Buddhist, sounds very much to me like just what Jesus was saying, that Christ is available for everyone's salvation.

So I would like your comments on this idea, or anyone else's. If different religions teach the same thing, is it not much more likely to be true?


Regards,

Richard

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