Contemplatron - Antarabhava


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Impressive artistic visualization inspired by "The Tibetan Book of the Dead". Tibetan buddhism iconography, pictures from Ladakh, mandalas and fractal animations create mystical & psychedelic atmosphere.

And when your inner breath ceases
the Space of Mind glares at you.
Clear as an empty space of the sky,
Bright, radiant and boundless Mind.
Naked, free from obscurations.
Recognise it and enter its sphere!
Now, when the intermediate state
of Space of Mind appears to me
I let the thoughts of fear and terror
pass without evaluation.
Then, everything that arises,
I shall recognize as my own
projections and visions.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . "The Tibetan Book of the Dead"

The Sanskrit word 'antarabhava' means "the intermediate state" and it is particularly used to describe the state between death and future rebirth.

The creation of this record was inspired by "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" - ritual Buddhist text which is read to the deceased. It describes the process of dying and the states of mind that are experienced after death. According to the subject-matter of this book, the consciousness of the dead, before it is again reborn, experiences a variety of visions and archetypal manifestations of individual and collective sub-consciousness. The way one reacts to these visions and mental phenomena, which may evoke fear or strong desire, in a high-degree conditions the circumstances of future existence.

All phenomena appearing in the intermediate state are, in their essence, the expression of the dead's mind. That is why one should not be afraid or desire them. Instead one should experience them as illusory manifestations of primordial, limitless and beyond personal awareness, which is also called in Buddhism the State of Truth (Dharmakaya). All forms and phenomena that we experience during the lifetime, the intermediate state between birth and death, have similarly illusory nature.

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