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The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Francesca Fremantle
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Jan 10, 2012

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bookshelves: spirituality, death
Read from January 10 to May 01, 2012

Read this again and it left me with the same incomplete feeling as before. The introduction by Fremantle is helpful in a scholarly way; the commentary by Trungpa makes it meaningful. The translation seems dated since in the 21st century it is hard to tolerate using only the male pronoun. That little word can plunge a text right out of "spirituality" and into "religious studies."
An essay by Steven Goodman in the Spring 2012 Inquiring Mind lists his preferred versions by Rbt Thurman, Gyurme Dorje, and Sogyal Rimpoche. I'll read those next.

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