Guhyagarbha Tantra (with Commentary)

by Gyurme Dorje | 1987 | 304,894 words

Summary: The English translation of the Guhyagarbha Tantra, including Longchenpa's commentary from the 14th century. The whole work is presented as a critical investigation into the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, of which the Guhyagarbhatantra is it's principle text. It contains twenty-two chapters teaching the essence and practice of Mahayoga, which states that “liberation is obtained through union with the indivisible superior truth by relying emphatically on the creation stage of skillful means”.

Mahayoga is a Sanskrit word, literally meaning “great union (of the mind with non-dual truth”. The view of Mahayoga holds (a) ultimate truth to be spontaneous awareness without conceptual elaboration, (b) relative truth to be the ideas or mental energy of that awareness which manifest as a mandala of Buddha-body and pristine cognition, and (c) the superior indivisible truth to be the unity of these two—emptiness and pure appearance.

The Guhyagarbha Tantra is known in Tibetan as rgyud gsang ba'i snying po. Longchenpa is spelled as kLong-chen Rab-'byams-pa's. His commentary is known as phyogs-bcu mun-sel.

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Note: Since this text is associated with Vajrayana practice there might be restrictions in place for practitioners of the same.

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