A Guided Tour of Hell: A Graphic Memoir by Samuel Bercholz,Pema Namdol Thaye

By Samuel Bercholz,Pema Namdol Thaye

make a journey during the geographical regions of hell with a guy whose transitority visitor’s cross gave him a horrifying—and enlightening—preview of its torments. This actual account of Sam Bercholz’s near-death event has extra in universal with Dante’s Inferno than it does with any of the preferred feel-good tales of what occurs once we die. within the aftermath of center surgical procedure, Sam, an established Buddhist practitioner and instructor, is shocked to discover himself within the lowest nation-states of karmic rebirth, the place he's despatched to realize perception into human discomfort. below the counsel of a luminous being, Sam’s encounters with a sequence of hell-beings trapped in repetitious rounds of distress and fantasy disclose to him how an individual’s personal conduct of fiery hatred and icy disdain, of greedy wish and nihilistic ennui, are the resource of terrible agonies that pound realization for probably never-ending cycles of time. Comforted through the compassion of a winged goddess and sustained by means of the kindness of his Buddhist lecturers, Sam finally emerges from his ordeal with renewed religion that even the worst hell includes the seed of wakefulness. His tale is out there, besides the modernist illustrations of a grasp of Tibetan sacred arts, with a view to percentage what will be realized approximately awakening from our personal self-created hells and assisting others to discover reduction and liberation from theirs.

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