The term Bardoes is a Tibetan concept for a series of confrontations, with devil like apparitions after death. If one can encounter and overcome them successfully, one can supposedly move to the next level of incarnation. One can encounter a similar phenomenon in the experience of
Manic Realizations, in which the individual must face one's demons and the truth about oneself. This means one's true nature as opposed to one's mental
and conditioned image of oneself never tested. These experiences may take the form of encounters with one's
true sexual identity, true integrity, true fortitude and courage or personality, by more or less real experience, in which the individual by Enigmatic Belief, lives circumstance which illustrates one's true convictions.
Anyone can and say they believe anything. Real Belief is the result of actual
Consequence, that has a definite affect upon the physical body or mind. The mind may believe or not believe at its own discretion. It can believe that it is capable of greats of works of art even though the opposite is true. However it cannot believe it can do something it cannot, like jump off a twelve story building and live. It believes 'it cannot' because there is dire Consequence in not believing. Real Consequence is what enforces Belief.
Belief causes one to act. Belief is Consequence. Consequence makes one believe. Consequence derives from the sensory system and body. The associative complex, as Interpretive Context of the direct experience of Consequence to the body, as pleasure and pain, is the Ego. Ego is the true believer because the body must believe in Consequence. If the Ego refuses to believe, then the body may come to harm. The creation of any given Identity, as an entity created by the mind, can be a believer of disbeliever. Any given Identity contains its own criterion for Consequence, as for the chef it is food and for the gambler it may be the rush. The Identity can override the Ego's Consequence and vice versa or not. Since Consequence is the associative criterion for
Emotion, Identities alter the emotional response of the Ego.
Theory that there is a non-physical body termed the Body Double, that pre and post exists the physical body. This non-physical spiritual body or double as the Spiritual
Ego or self would be some aspect of the
Plane. The term Body Double may also or otherwise
mean two spiritual bodies in the non-physical or spiritual world.
The concept that the Ego is the
true believer, which is necessary for survival, enforced primarily by
discomfort and pain. Identities are created by the Thinking-I, which because
they are initially an abstract state of mind, like I think I would like to be
a mountain climber, do not possess an inherent condition of belief. Belief is borrowed from the Ego. The actual act of mountain climbing, where the body is engaged, produces the work, effort, danger and pain, and thus the Consequence, is what engenders belief, as the province of the Ego.