Rebirth: The Tibetan Game of Liberation

Rebirth: The Tibetan Game of Liberation

by Mark Tatz, Jody Kent

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback)


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ISBN-13: 9780385114219
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1977
Pages: 224

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This book is really the instructions to a game. You start in the human realm and you you roll the di and you go to other realms. Each roll is like another life. When you land on something you can read about the realm your in. For example, there are 8 hells in the game, some worse than others. For example the realm 'Inerminable Hell' states... 'Falling upside down for two thousand years, one reaches the deepest and hottest of the hells. The others seem idyllic by comparison, for the sufferings here follow one another without intermission. The [interminable] Hell is a prison of incandescent iron. Flames beat against the sides. The gates open and close to frustrate the inhabitants. Some are boiled in iron kettles of molten bronze, 'head down like the ingredients of rice soup.' The inverted place of torture represents the complete pollution of the world by malicious confusionand perverse, ego-centered drive. Such a state is created by activities that undermine the basis of civilized life: the murder of one's parents, teacher, or holy personage; cutting off the water supply of a nation; and, especially, destruction of the Dharma or the Buddhist community, for this is a blow to the chances of others for spiritual advancement--the worst of crimes, and the very opposite of a bodhisattva's conduct' If you can find the board to go along with this book then definatly buy it.