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Title QuotedTibetan Book of Dead / compiled and edited by Walter Yeeling-Evans-Wenz
Date (Year/Month/Day)1968/09/17
ImprintOxford : Oxford University Press. 1960
QuotationBardo Thodol"”your own true nature confronts you as Pure Truth, "subtle, sparkling, bright, dazzling, glorious, and radiantly awesome like a mirage moving across a landscape in springtim"¦. Be not terrified"¦. From the midst of that radiance the natural sound of Reality, reverberating like a thousand thunders simultaneously sounding, will come. That is the natural sound of thine own real self. Be not daunted thereby nor terrified." [Note 2: This passage is excerpted and paraphrased from p. 104 of Evans-Wentz's Bardo Thodol and the quotes that appear on the following pages of the journal are from the same source.]
JournalThe Other Side of the Mountain: The End of the Journey. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 7, 1967-1968.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1998, p. 179
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