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+\documentclass[letterpaper,12pt,english]{article} %report for homework
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+\usepackage{babel}
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+\usepackage{times}
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+\usepackage{pifont}
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+\usepackage{moreverb}
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+\usepackage{alltt}
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+\usepackage[pdfauthor={Tejas (Tj) Hariharan}]{hyperref}
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+\begin{document}
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+\renewcommand{\subitem}{\item[\ding{229}]}
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+\renewcommand{\it}{\item[\ding{225}]}
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+\title{Lecture: \today }\author{Tejas (Tj) Hariharan 
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+\footnote{Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share 
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+Alike 3.0 License. c.f. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ for full license}} 
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+\maketitle
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+
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+\begin{itemize}
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+  \it Religious Tradition in Tibet are concerned with 3 things, including 
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+  indigenous religions.  
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+  \subitem Practical: These matters are always something where anyone is 
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+  brought in, Buddhist Monks, Traditional Shamans etc. Usually where 
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+  indigenous religions are concerned. Even Buddhist monks are sometimes  
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+  brought into practical concerns, mundane matters. Rituals (to do with 
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+  altering the cosmic circumstances etc) such as  Divination, Astrology and 
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+  Exorcisms and Oracles (Ni-Chung and the Gamdun; two important oracles in 
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+  Tibetan Buddhism).
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+  \subitem Religions Specialists are sought out to know what kind of spirit/gods 
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+  people are dealing with etc.  
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+  \subitem Karmic: To do with the afterlife, and merit making. Focus of this 
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+  merit making are the Gods of Buddhist heavens (who have little role in lay 
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+  religion). Lay religions have little use and concern with lay religions. 
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+  Some of these God's are protectors, who were of THIS world, rather than 
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+  Heavenly.  
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+  \subitem The Fierce protectors/daemons where originally Tibetan Local 
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+  spirits/daemons who were conquered by  \textbf{Padma-Sambaava}, who then bound them 
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+  into becoming protectors of Buddhism. (For example one protector who 
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+  protects the Galupa from the influence of Ning-Ma: The old school). 
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+  \subitem Protectors can also be of the Indian Buddhist Gods and the Tantric 
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+  Gods (the transcendent powers). The role of the llama is to integrate the 3 
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+  types of protectors with normal needs and concerns. (Note: Worldly gods are 
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+  bound, as said above). 
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+  \subitem Bodhic: To do with enlightenment, usually where Tantric stuff comes 
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+  in. Tantric practices, deities and specialist. Yidam (root deity) is 
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+  personal, your yidam is related to your concerns (concerns about merit, 
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+  attaining enlightenment etc).
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+  \it Ritual Cosmos: There is a sacred geography in the Humans that are a 
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+  mirror of the sacred geography of the universe, ritual connects your human 
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+  geography to the universe, thus invoking the power of the cosmos.  
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+  \subitem Ritual also helps connect with the unseen forces around us, such as 
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+  Gods, and Daemons etc. 
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+  \it In Tibet, one of the ways to tame local spirits and malicious spirits 
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+  etc is through architecture, such as Stupas, which are seen to tie down the 
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+  malicious spirit.  
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+
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+\end{itemize}
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+
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+\section{Tibetan Book of the Dead: Part II}
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+\begin{itemize}
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+  \it Consciousness does not leave the body for three days.  
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+  \it \textbf{Padma-Sambaava: }8th Cent., monk who brought buddhism to Tibet 
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+  and the surrounding areas, and wrote the Bardo Totem.  
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+  \it Bardos = Transitional State.  
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+  \it If you don't let go in the Bardo your visions become strange demons (cf 
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+  previous nots on this), within 49 days you must let go, 49 days is the usual 
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+  time between this life and the next, if one lets go then one sees the signs 
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+  of the next life and consciousness leaves this body (through the head, 
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+  preferably) and into another birth. 
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+  \it Four Elements support the body/consciousness, when this is no longer the 
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+  case, dying occurs. 
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+  \it After the four elements are collapsed, we see a boundless sparkling 
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+  light, whence the mind becomes FREE from all attachment. This radiance is 
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+  the mind of all the buddhas. We thus must recognise our natures as the 
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+  Buddha, that our minds are free at the stage of the Bardo, and experience 
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+  the mind as pure luminosity itself. 
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+  \subitem If one does not recognise this luminosity when the consciousness 
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+  starts to leave the body we experience visions from this life, which brings 
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+  about great emotion to those that still cling.  
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+  \subitem And then we experience the peaceful and enraging forms of our own 
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+  emotions (the demons).
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+  \it All existence is one kind of Bardo or another, an uncertain place where 
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+  we pass through. We are right now in the Bardo of existence, we seek to 
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+  immortalise, but we do not, we are at the hands of death. 
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+  \it Blue Light=Pure consciousness, white light=alluring, if we go to IT 
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+  instead we will be ensnared within rebirth as a god with all the pleasures 
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+  of this world. 
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+  \it First the peaceful deities emerge, then the wrathful ones do, we must 
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+  recognise them as but images of our mind. 
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+  \it If this is recognised as but a projection of the mind, liberation is 
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+  instant, as there is no longer the body to hold us down. \textbf{We must 
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+  recognise our natures and their deities as part of them is liberation is to occur}. 
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+  \it The Body is cremated at this point so the dead can move on and either be 
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+  liberated go to the next life and not cling to this life. 
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+  \it THEN all the deities, peaceful and wrathful appear all at once, if 
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+  unrecognised as part of the mind, then they transform into the terrifying 
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+  image of the lord of death, if yet unrecognised we wander fearfully to the 
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+  bardo of rebirth.  
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+  \it In the bardo of rebirth we wander the earth as pure consciousness, but 
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+  can't slow down or rest anywhere, wandering in pain chased by the demons of 
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+  our emotions, we wish only to be born again at this point, to escape the 
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+  pain and suffering of the bardo of rebirth and the restless wandering etc. 
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+  \it Being Born thus is not always something to be celebrated, as it would 
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+  mean that the soul has not found liberations and is reborn again. 
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+\end{itemize}
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+\end{document}