About the Book :
The Tibetan Book of the Dead, has taken it to be a very free translation of Bardo Thodol ('Liberation by Hearing on the After-Death Plane'), is among the sacred books of the world. The book is pre-eminent insight into interpretations of higher 'lamaic' teachings and of the subtle esotericism underlying the Bardo Thodol. In this Oriental ideas have been put forward in a form which is intelligible to the European mind. The Occidental parallels of various mystic or occult doctrines current in Orient are frequently referred in this book, because author's personal experience gathered during years of wanderings chiefly in the high Himalayas and on the Tibetan frontiers of Kashmir, Garhwal, Sikkim. It also contains a detailed introduction that serves as necessary commentary to the translation. The annotations to the text record are based on author's research especially in relation to Northern or 'Mahayana Buddhism'. This book is a valuable contribution to ever expanding quest for Buddhist knowledge and serves as one more spiritual stand in an unbreakable bond of goodwill and universal peace, binding East and West together in mutual respect and understanding.