Re: Red Caps and Padmasambhava
Jan 14, 1999 00:54 AM
by Richard Taylor
In a message dated 1/14/99 2:13:22 AM, Darren wrote:
<<Now for my next point:
the Bardo Thodrol: (or The Tibetan Book of the Dead)...
What linage is this book considered to belong to?>>
It's a Nyingma text.
<<Why does HPB not reference it?>>
Great question. Actually, it's not part of canonical Tibetan Buddhism, but a
"terma" or "revealed/discovered" text. Either HPB did not know about it,
didn't care about it, or didn't consider it appropriate as a Nyingmapa text,
given that she was such a Gelugpa cheerleader.
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