The Tibetan word Bardo means literally “intermediate state” – also translated as “transitional state” or “in-between state” or “liminal state”.
There are six traditional bardo states known as the Six Bardos: the Bardo of This Life, the Bardo of Meditation, the Bardo of Dream, the Bardo of Dying, the Bardo of Dharmata (Reality) and the Bardo of Existence.
I’ve long been fascinated by the concept of the various bardos and this image has a dream bardo kind of feel for me.
to be at peace, in this heart of hearts
even when one, so precious, departs
seeing the truth, neither here nor there
trusting this life, so unique, so rare
everything changes, in the blink of an eye
knowing the mind is as vast as the sky
clouds may come and rain may fall
and strings of the heart will always call
let them play their sweet songs of joy
a melody so pure, no thought could destroy
be at one and look within, remain peacefully aware
of everything and everyone, let love shine
© tim buckley | bodhi images
Also featured in the group Shapes & Patterns January 2010.
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