As a practitioner, one needs to have a certain assurance of facing death. Otherwise, even if one practices dharma well in this life, but after passing through the bardo state, due to difference of this life and the next, one will forget all one has learned in this life. Besides, if not acknowledging of bardo practices, one will miss many great opportunities to attain liberation. Thus, bardo practices are vital.
~Depicted from LUMINOUS WISDOM BOOK SERIES