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Spiritual concepts

Bardo

Bardo is a Tibetan word which is used to describe the period between a person having died and the point where they are born into a new incarnation.  It is sometimes called the 'life between lives', but this term is not strictly accurate, as there is no 'life' as such even though there is activity, and consciousness is maintained.  'Life' exists between birth into the physical and then death in the physical.  In Bardo on the other hand one is a disembodied spirit - the Higher spirit.

Some background

 

The Higher Spirit together with our Perceptions cycle round and round from death to birth and death again and forms the basis for any new ‘person’ or a new ‘soul’ on birth.

On birth we are given a Personality  suited to our Destiny.  Personality is different from the Higher spirit.  It is that permanent set of attributes - the character traits that make us who we are – a recognisable human being  our conscious self.

The Higher Spirit  may over many lifetimes have more than one Personality.  It will have many personalities over the lives [time in-between birth and death]  in which it participates.

But as you can see from the diagram, during what we term 'death', when the Higher spirit has no physical body, perceptions are still being made.  This is the Bardo.

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