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The Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State, or Liberation Through Hearing, or Bardo Thodol in Tibetan pronunciation, is a funerary text. It is often referred to in the West by the more casual title, Tibetan Book of the Dead.
The Tibetan text describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the consciousness has after death, during the interval between death and the next rebirth. This interval is known in Tibetan as the Bardo. The text also includes chapters on the signs of death, and rituals to undertake when death is closing in, or has taken place. It is the most internationally famous and widespread work of Tibetan Nyingma literature.