The Precious Treasury of the Fundamental Nature
- Shambhala Publications02/01/2022Pages: 352Size: 5.5 x 8.5ISBN: 9781611809336Details
Modern scholar and Nyingma master Khangsar Tenpa’i Wangchuk composed this first and only commentary on the fourteenth-century Buddhist master Longchenpa’s essential text, The Precious Treasury of the Fundamental Nature. The root text establishes the definitive view of the secret class of pith instructions of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection. Tenpa’i Wangchuk’s word-commentary elucidates the nature of phenomena adhering closely to the internal structure of Longchenpa’s verses, clearly presenting the four vajra principles of the nature of phenomena: nonexistence, evenness, spontaneous presence, and single nature.
The Padmakara Translation Group has provided a clear and fluid new translation of Longchenpa’s root text. The commentary by Khangsar Tenpa’i Wangchuk is here translated for the first time, commencing an extended project to render his entire collected works in English. This is an invaluable resource for students of Buddhism who wish to deepen their understanding of the nature of mind and phenomena as presented in the Great Perfection tradition.RelatedCheck items to add to the cart orAuthor BioLongchen Rabjam (1308–1363), also known as Longchenpa, is a great luminary of Tibetan Buddhism. He was highly skilled in all aspects of scholarship from an early age and excelled throughout his life in the practice and accomplishment of the Dharma. Regarded as a great Dzogchen master, Longchenpa had many pure visions where he was given direct instructions from Guru Padmasambhava and is recognized as an emanation of Vimalamitra. Longchenpa’s prolific writings have made him one of Tibet’s most renowned and precious teachers.Praise
"Tenpa’i Wangchuk Rinpoche’s commentary on the four profound principles of the three divisions of the Great Perfection that the Omniscient Longchenpa revealed in his Precious Treasury of the Fundamental Nature is here meticulously translated with great dedication. Merely reading this sacred treatise with devotion could fully awaken the enlightened nature of the mind as it is." —Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, author of The Heart of Unconditional Love
"For those who are inspired to embrace and practice the Great Perfection, even one verse of this text can unfold its depth as a lifelong, self-revealing inner practice. These translations will change the landscape of the understanding of the Great Perfection in the Western world for those inspired to follow such a path. I am therefore ecstatically joyful for what the Padmakara Translation Group has accomplished as a gift to all of us and humanity at large." —Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, author of Training in Tenderness
"This is a Dharma treasury by Longchenpa, containing the essential details of Trekchö and Tögal practices within the Dzogchen tradition. May every reader’s mind bloom with the wisdom flower of realization. May they recognize their own awareness and openness and go beyond all limitations." —Yingrik Drubpa Rinpoche, founder of Gankyil OrganizationSelected Reader Reviews