Thanks....I doubt that Samadhi is an automatic gift simply because people die.
   The Tibetan Book of the Dead offers a mechanism for assistance for the dead, 
through the mantras and good will of the living.  The recipient may, or may not 
make it into the Clear Light of the Void; depending on karma and the propensity 
to get sidetracked by various unspiritual attachments. The basic idea in the 
Book is to assist the deceased in not deviating from the goal and succumbing to 
the material attachments.  "material" has a broad definition - anything or 
anybody that stands in the way of the goal.

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