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four ways of death [IW]

Four Ways of Death. Those of dissolving into space nam mkha', cremation me dpung, the manner of an awareness-holder rig 'dzin, and celestial flight mkha' 'gro [RY]

four ways of death [dissolving into space nam mkha', cremation me dpung, the manner of an awareness- holder rig 'dzin, and celestial flight mkha' 'gro, according to tsele natsok rangdrol, bar do'i spyi don, folio 8b (1-3: ; 1) body and mind dissolve in the emptiness of the buddha-body of reality, as the space within and without a vase merges when the vase breaks; 2) one passes away like a fire with no more fuel; 3) space is filled with light and one dies like an awareness holder, and 4) even though one dies, one need not relinquish the body, and so one dies as a sky-farer] [IW]