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Heterosexual attraction in rebirth process?

Detailed description of the rebirth process appeared in the Garbhāvakrānti Sutra and the Abhidharmakośa, with the former being written first. AFAIK, both of these texts are significant in Tibetan ...
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What is a wrathful Buddha?

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 ...
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What is a wrathful Buddha?

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", ...
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What does the Tibetan book of the dead say happens 14 days after death?

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 ...
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Can we still reach loved ones with guidence after they have passed through the bardo into a rebirth?

"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 ...
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Buddhist views on talking with the dead? Is it possible?

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 ...
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Buddhist views on talking with the dead? Is it possible?

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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Mental Illness and the bardo and rebirth

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 ...
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Stages of the Bardo

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 "...
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Stages of the Bardo

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 ...
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