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 5.15 (Commentary)

[Guhyagarbha-Tantra, Text section 5.15]

... So saying, the Tathāgata himself was delighted by that vision. This completes the fifth chapter from the Secret Nucleus Definitive With Respect To The Real, entitled The Contemplation that Attains the Magical Net. [15]


—zhes brjod-pas / de-bzhin gshegs-pa-nyid gzigs-mos mnyes-par gyur-to / gsang-ba'i snying-po de-kho-na-nyid nges-pa-las sgyu-'phrul [dra-ba] bsgrub-pa'i ting-nge-'dzin-gyi le'u-ste lnga-pa'o / [15]


[The third part (see p. 603) is the conclusion of the chapter (which comments on Ch. 5.15):]

So saying (zhes brjod-pas) that the nature of all things abides in the cloud-mass of syllables, the Tathāgata (de-bzhin gshegs-pa) Samantabhadra himself (nyid) was delighted by that vision (gzigs-mos mnyes-par gyur-to) in which the excellent accomplishments emerged spontaneously from the wheel of syllables. This completes (-'o) and establishes the exegesis of the fifth chapter (le'u ste lnga-pa) from (las) the Secret Nucleus (gsang-ba'i snying-po) or wheel of the cloud-mass of syllables. Definitive With Respect To The Real (de-kho-na-nyid nges-pa), where excellent accomplishments emerge, entitled (gyi) a teaching of the categories of the Contemplation that Attains the Magical Net (sgyu-'phrul dra-ba bsgrub-pa'i ting-nge-'dzin) of the syllables.

The second section (of the general teaching on the nature of the three maṇḍalas of buddha-body, speech and mind, see p. 543) is the revelation of the maṇḍala of contemplation from the (cloudmass of syllables). It comprises a general teaching on the maṇḍala of the expanse or contemplation (Ch. 6) and a detailed exegesis of its branches, namely, the maṇḍalas of the mantras and seals (Chs. 7-8).

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