Tibetan Book of the Dead - The Nature of Mind
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
O fortunate children, listen to these words!
The term 'mind' is commonplace and widely used,
Yet there are those who do not understand [its meaning],
Those who falsely understand it, those who partially understand it,
And those who have not quite understood its genuine reality.
Thus there has arisen an inconceivably vast number of assertions [as to the nature of mind],
Posited by [the various] philosophical systems.
Further, since ordinary persons do not understand [the meaning of the term 'mind'],
And do not intuitively recognise its nature,
They continue to roam through the six classes of sentient [rebirth] within the three world-systems'
And consequently experience suffering
This is the Fault of not understanding this intrinsic nature of mind.