Bardo of Dying


Now when the bardo of dying dawns upon me,
I will abandon all grasping, yearning, and attachment,
Enter undistracted into clear awareness of the teaching,
And eject my consciousness into the space of unborn Rig-pa;
As I leave this compound body of flesh and blood
I will know it to be a transitory illusion.

— Padmasambhava, Root Verse of the Bardo of Dying

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