An objective analysis of the Tibetan people clearly shows that they know about the process of death and what happens afterwards. They have it down to a "mind-science." Only a fool would not study this book if he had the opportunity. Because we can bank on one thing. Death is getting closer to us by the very second. It's a frightening and horrible thought, I know. But still it remains... And when I finish this review, I will be closer to death. So what do we do? ... If we are evil, we can think pragmatically about cheating God. The Tibetans believe in "powa", a technique of transferring one's conciousness into a pure land. A pure land is like heaven. Once there, we can choose our rebirth. We can choose our parents. Our family. Our place of human rebirth. If
we want a human rebirth. So there are an infinite number of possiblities once we reach a pure land. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
gives us instructions on how to do this. "Powa" is "transference
of counciousness." And most of you badly need this book! I badly need this book! I have this book. Buy this book! The
last half teaches us in the training of virtue. It is assumed that we want to make our transition in death easier. But what is really incredible is Gyatso's precise description of the death process and what happens afterwards. It's a map. Gyatso
is the best writer of Buddhism in the twentieth century. He is
simply a great man who has survived false accusations from the
henchmen of the Dali Lama. This book will make you steady and straight. You might find the visualiztion of powa extremely difficult at first. When ordering this book, also order "The
Medition Handbook" and "Joyful Path to Good Fortune" by the same author. Just do it. Just go ahead and do it.
I would like to know how someone can tell another person how to die? When in fact they are "alive". A basic writer rules is: Write what you know about. I have read other books by this "Spiritual" leader of the New Kadampa Tradition, as well as this one, and the more I read by this person, the more I am lead to believe he is more into thought reform, and brain washing people to believe his way of life, then he is in helping them become better. A talented writer yes. But the content of this book tends to be very unrealistic. This will be the last book I read by this writer.