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Wrathful Buddhas (or wrathful gurus for that matter) are not actually angry, in the way untrained people are. In Vajrayana before we even reach highest tantra, we learn to transmute emotions. If you are not good at it yet, at the very least you should be able to transmute anger into headache. Once you reach some mastery though, you can transmute any emotion ...


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To add to the other answers here, the wrathful Buddhas are often seen as protectors. Mahākāla for instance is just another form of Avalokiteśvara. He (mahakala) is considered the tantric "watchdog", protecting those that appropriately practice Vajrayana, but is said to turn quickly on those that misuse those teachings. Another well known wrathful diety is ...


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In general, the process of the Bardo can last between 7 - 49 days with a chance of rebirth or liberation every 7 days. Depending on your friend's knowledge of the Bardo he could either still be in the Bardo, or in the process of seeing his next life / being reborn / in utero.


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"Can we still reach loved ones with guidence after they have passed through the bardo into a rebirth?" If "guidance" you refer to what the book "Tibetan Book of The Death" instructed, then it would be "no". That person is in a new life form, all the possibilities during the bardo stage is conclusive now. In general saying, the bardo lasts max. 49 days. ...


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Good householder, As Upasaka Sarath told and according to the truth and the Sublime Buddhas: after a breaking up of ones body, once giving up ones world, one (if not gained Arahatahood) reapears in the next world. So there are actually no death yet one does good to be reminded that very often be touched by former relative when listening, talking... and they, ...


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According to Theravada, you will be reborn immediately after your death. So if you communicate, you are communicating with the new being.


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Wrong view can cause long repetition of bad existences, yes. So look always to straighten right view. to learn about what is right view and to stop ponder around about kamma, since such is one cause of getting "crazy". Beest right here and now! (Its not given for your trades, stacks and to maintain exchanges, but as a tiny emergency exit out of the wheel ...


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From a commentary within "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" given by Chogyam Trungpa : Bardo means gap; I feel like this is a good place to start. I've also heard it translated as the "in-between" the state between states if you will. In my question however I was specifically asking about The Bardo of the Moment Before Death From death, ...


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Rather than trying to construct a flowchart or tree-map of the bardo, allow me to suggest a couple of references, wherein this could be found: First, "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" translated by Gyurme Dorje, edited by Graham Coleman with Thupten Jinpa, Viking, 2006. Specifically, Chapter 11, "The Great Liberation Upon Hearing". As explained in the ...


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