An intermediate state following on death, and before the aggregates of the individual take re-birth. It is usually considered to last for 49 days. The Tibetan Book of the Dead explains the Bardo teachings.
Literally, "between two". In general, any interval, "a between". Six bardos are usually spoken of in the Diamond Way teachings: The Death Process. The interval from the moment when the individual begins to die until the moment when the separation of the mind and body takes place. The Cho Nyi Bardo. The interval of the ultimate nature of phenomena (the Dharmadata), when the mind is plunged into its own nature. The first phase of the after-death experience. The Bardo of Becoming. The interval in which the mind moves towards rebirth. The Bardo between Birth and Death. Ordinary waking consciousness during the present lifetime. Dream. The dream state we experience in sleep. Meditative Concentration. The state of meditative stability. In the west "bardo" is usually referred to only the first three of these, that is, the states between death and rebirth. These states are no more and no less illusory than dreams and ordinary waking consciousness.
(Tibetan) – “liminal passage, intermediate state” – the state of consciousness in the course of migration between death and rebirth. A stage varying from seven to forty-nine days, after which the Karmic body from previous lives will certainly be reborn.
The twilight zone between death and life from where many of the ghosts and creatures of Belzebseth are operating to infiltrate human psyche. Many angels and a few Avasthas are also dwelling in these spheres to protect the humans.
A tibetan term meaning "after death plane." It refers to a realm or a state of existence that lasts from 49 to 177 days. It begins at death and continues until the next incarnation or rebirth (Also see "Bardo Thodol")
( Tib.): Literally, "in between" or "intermediate." Bardos are the phases in the cyclical process of life, death and rebirth. Vajrayana teachings generally define six major bardos: bardo of death: The interval from the moment when the individual begins to die until the moment when the separation of the mind and body takes place. bardo of dharmata: The interval immediately following death when the mind fully experiences its own, ultimate nature. The first phase of the after-death experience. bardo of becoming: The interval during which the disembodied mind moves towards rebirth. This is what is commonly referred to as ‘the bardo'. bardo of this life: Ordinary waking consciousness during the present lifetime. bardo of dream: The dream state experienced in sleep. bardo of meditation: The state of meditative absorption.
bar do (Tib) Antarbhava (Skt). Intermediate state between death of the physical body and its rebirth. Bardo is estimated to last up to 49 days, after which period rebirth is usually assumed to have taken place.
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The after-life reality through which we travel as we process our life review, confronting emotional situations and unfinished business to see if we have sufficiently released seeds of karma to be freed from their influence.