Guhyagarbha Tantra (with Commentary)

by Gyurme Dorje | 1987 | 304,894 words

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 s...

Text 3.9 (Commentary)

[Guhyagarbha-Tantra, Text section 3.9]

... Then all the Tathāgatas uttered this meaningful expression. [9] ...


de-nas de-bzhin gshegs-pa thams-cad-kyis ched-du brjod-pa 'di-brjod-do [9]


[The background motivation:]

Once the miracle of the four kinds of instruction had been revealed, then (de-nas) all the (thams-cad-kyis) self-manifesting Tathāgatas (de-bzhin gshegs-pa) uttered this meaningful expression (ched-du brjod-pa 'di brjod-do).

[The second (the appearance of saṃsāra through ignorance, comments on Ch. 3.10):]

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