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The View and Practice of Quintessence Dzogchen, Three Rare Texts on Nyingthig Dzogchen from Dza Patrul's Collected Works

The View and Practice of Quintessence Dzogchen, Three Rare Texts on Nyingthig Dzogchen from Dza Patrul's Collected Works


 
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Title The View and Practice of Quintessence Dzogchen
Sub-title Three Rare Texts on Nyingthig Dzogchen from Dza Patrul's Collected Works
Author Texts by Dza Patrul; translation, introduction, glossary, book composition by Tony Duff
Details 220 pages, 1 colour plate, 6" X 9", (large format)US$25, available in paper and in PDF e-book formats
ISBN paper book 978-9937-572-64-4, PDF e-book 978-9937-572-65-1
Texts Tibetan texts with Tibetan script included
PKTC has translated and published many of the works on Dzogchen written by Dza Patrul, one of the very important early holders of the Longchen Nyingthig lineage. This book came to life with the intention to present all remaining, unpublished works on Dzogchen by Dza Patrul. We found that there were three texts to be included. Each has its own, distinct approach, so there is no overlap of material at all.

All the texts are interesting, but the record of Jigmey Gyalway Nyugu’s appearance immediately following his death to the fourth Dzogchen Rinpoche, Mingyur Namkha’i Dorje, and the teaching given by Jigmey Gyalway Nyugu to him on innermost unsurpassed Great Completion was an unexpected treasure. This teaching falls in the class of “after-passing” teachings given by really great masters of the early Great Completion lineage in ancient India, so it really is very special. The text starts with a record that was written by the fourth Dzogchen Rinpoche upon waking from the transmission. It is followed by a word-by-word commentary composed by Dza Patrul on the basis of the instructions that he received on it. The text is even more interesting for the fact that we get a sense of the person of Jigmey Gyalway Nyugu, one of the most important Longchen Nyingthig lineage holders but one whose actual works and teachings are not all that well known; in fact, we think this is the first teaching of Jigmey Gyalway Nyugu to be published in English.

There are so many wonderful points to the collection of texts in this book and they present such an important piece of early Longchen Nyingthig history that an especially long introduction explaining the lineage, the specific people involved, the meaning of the texts, and so on has been added to help the reader gain the full import of this book.

The book contains translations of the following texts:
From the Supreme Vehicle Ati: Foremost Instructions Clearly Showing Actuality
“Lamp for a Dim Room” The Meanings of the Key Points of Secret, Quintessene Great Completion’s Tantras Protected with Thorough Distinctions
“Luminosity’s Appearance Aspect”, The Ultimate Key Points in the Practice of Great Completion: Root Text and Commentary

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An Astounding Achievement December 1, 2018
Reviewer: Ken Goodman from Cleveland Ohio  
If you've tasted "one taste" effortless awareness at all...
these three rare texts will enhance fruition actuality.
It really must be said that Tony Duff's translation is (in itself) an astounding achievement.  All his experience translating all former texts, it seems, have led to his ability to translate these texts with remarkable mastery, naturally.
According to one's capacity to understand thought-free...
these three incredible texts shine vivid clarity, not theoretically, but experiencially: direct perception untied to conceptuality.

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