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Five artists inspired by ‘The Tibetan Book of the Dead’

Five artists inspired by ‘The Tibetan Book of the Dead’

Five artists inspired by ‘The Tibetan Book of the Dead’
October 19
09:29 2022

Bardo Thodol, commonly known in the west as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, is a comprehensive guide to living and dying. It’s a sacred text that proclaims: “May all sentient beings be endowed with happiness! May they all be separated from suffering and its causes! May they be endowed with joy, free from suffering! May they abide in equanimity, free from attachment or aversion.” And who can’t get behind that sentiment?

Its unburdened spiritualism has provided a crutch for many artists to delve into. It is quite simply, a guide to living well and facing up to mortality while you’re at it. As Graham Coleman’s translation cites: “The Tibetan Book of the Dead contains exquisitely written guidance and practices related to transforming our experience in daily life, on the processes of dying and the after-death state, and on how to help those who are dying. As originally intended this is as much a work for the living, as it is for those who wish to think beyond a mere conventional lifetime to a vastly greater and grander cycle.”

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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