Restricted text: Anyone interested in purchasing or reading this text must have received the empowerment of Vajrasattva's Magical Manifestation Matrix for the peaceful and wrathful deities from either the kama or the terma tradition and must have received the reading transmission. This Secret Essence Tantra is the most advanced and extensively studied tantra within the Nyingma lineage.
The twenty-two chapters of this tantra elucidate how to correctly view the ground, traverse the path, and ultimately reach the result—fully enlightened buddhahood. The first part of this book includes the Tibetan and English translation for the root tantra itself. The second part is a translation of the extensive commentary on The Guhyagarbha Tantra, called Thorough Dispelling of Darkness throughout the Ten Directions, written by the omniscient Longchenpa, who was an emanation of Samantabhadra. His word-for-word commentary gives uncommon explanations regarding all stages of Vajrayana practice, including comprehensive teachings from the Dzogchen point of view on how to practice and accomplish the path to enlightenment. The author includes complete explanations of the peaceful and wrathful mandalas as well as practical instructions needed to attain the four states of vidyadharahood.
"This Secret Essence Tantra is the most advanced and extensively studied tantra within the Nyingma lineage. The accompanying commentary by Longchen Rabjam, Thorough Dispelling of Darkness throughout the Ten Directions, illuminates the speech of the enlightened ones throughout time and space. In the state of enlightenment, there are no restrictions based on directions. All those who really approach this great treatise with faith and the attitude to study, contemplate, and meditate upon the inner meaning are given the opportunity to fully dispel the darkness of their ignorance."—Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche
"Many commentaries and upadesha instructions based on this tantra of the Glorious Secret Essence Definitive Nature Just as It Is have been compiled by the learned and accomplished masters from India and Tibet. This word-by-word commentary known as Thorough Dispelling of Darkness throughout the Ten Directions was written by one of the greatest vidyadhara masters to enter this world; hence this is an extremely profound and important treatise that clarifies the absolute wisdom intent of the tantras. The omniscient Mipham Rinpoche has said 'Even if the meaning is not perfectly understood: to just hear the words of this tantra or see the sacred scripture, the benefits are supreme—as these are indications of the power of exceptional accumulations of previous merit and positive karma."—Khenpo Namdrol Pharping