One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Tibetan Buddhism) a state of existence between death and rebirth, varying in length according to a person's conduct in life and manner of, or age at, death.
- ‘When you die you enter the bardo (intermediate stage) and your true nature is uncovered.’
- ‘If not during one's lifetime, there is a point during the bardo when there occurs a very pure moment.’
- ‘After each lifetime they meet in the bardo, the antechamber to eternity, to have their karma assessed and a judgment made against them which will determine the nature of their next life.’
- ‘Until you do, you are reborn in a realm if the root cause for that realm drives you as you transition through the bardo, or the stage between one life and the next.’
- ‘In other words, live well and become enlightened in the bardo?’
Tibetan bár-do, from bar ‘interval’ + do ‘two’.
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