CHAPTER 4: BARDO OF DEATH

THE DARK KNIGHT HUNTS

On my way down, I encounter a creature of the dark: the bat. It moves in the darkness, sleeps in the darkness, and hunts in the darkness. It is adapted to the dark and feels comfortable there. To me, the bat represents the hunting instinct. Through it, I become more aware of the hunter in me. I recognize myself as a being that hunts to survive.