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By Graham Coleman, Thupten Jinpa, Gyurme Dorje

The first entire translation of a vintage Buddhist text on the adventure via dwelling and dying

Graced with beginning phrases by way of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the Penguin Deluxe variation of The Tibetan publication of the Dead is "immaculately rendered in an English either sleek and precise." Translated with the shut aid of prime modern masters and hailed as “a large accomplishment,” this publication faithfully offers the insights and intentions of the unique paintings. It contains the most specific and compelling descriptions of the after-death kingdom in international literature, practices that may remodel our event of lifestyle, information on supporting those who find themselves loss of life, and an inspirational viewpoint on dealing with bereavement.
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Although typically and rightly labeled as a Mahayoga textual content, the Guhyagarbha Tantra has additionally been obliquely interpreted from the point of view of Dzogchen, such a lot famously by means of Longchen Rabjampa (1308-63). The meditative ideas of either Mahayoga and Dzogchen are basically expressed one of the chapters of our current paintings: the iteration degree of meditation is emphasized in Chapters 5-7, and the nice Perfection in Chapters four and eleven, those latter chapters being in response to the lessons of the 2 key features of the good Perfection, particularly slicing via Resistance (khregs-chod) and All-surpassing Realisation (thod-rgal) respectively. therefore from the perspective of its theoretical beginning and perform, in addition to in its iconography and symbolism, the Tibetan e-book of the lifeless echoes its roots within the Guhyagarbha Tantra yet, moreover, vividly contains the classical teachings of Dzogchen. The Guhyagarbha Tantra was once at first compiled by way of King Indra-bhuti and Kukkuraja of Sahor in north-west India {circa 6th century). The monarch, sometimes called King Dza, acquired the entire corpus of the Mahayoga tantras in a imaginative and prescient from Vajrasattva, and Kukkuraja, an outstanding finished grasp, divided this literature into eighteen books {tantras) – the main all-embracing of that's the Guhyagarbha. through the 8th century, the Guhyagarbha Tantra used to be translated into Tibetan from Sanskrit 3 times: in the beginning by means of Buddhaguhya and Vairocana, secondly by way of Padmasambhava and Nyak Jnanakumara, and definitively by way of Vimalamitra with Nyak Jnanakumara and Ma Rinchen Chok. a miles later indigenous Tibetan translation used to be additionally ready within the 15th century by means of Tharlo Nyima Gyeltsen and pass Lotsawa. The anthology of treatises with regards to the Guhyagarbha Tantra contains a huge variety of commentaries in this textual content, of either Indian and Tibetan foundation, composed via illustrious masters equivalent to Lllavajra, Buddhaguhya, Rongzom Pandita, Longchen Rabjampa and Lochen DharmasrI. The iconography and symbolism of the hundred peaceable and Wrathful Deities provided within the Guhyagarbha Tantra therefore gave upward thrust to a complete style of literature in Tibet often called the Cycles of the peaceable and Wrathful Deities (zhi-khro), between which our compilation of texts the nice Liberation by way of listening to within the Intermediate States is the main influential. THE shut LINEAGE OF TREASURES in keeping with conventional debts, whilst Padmasambhava brought those teachings to Tibet within the 8th century he foresaw that the oral transmission of the ‘long lineage’ will be subjected over the years to corruption and misapplication, and that the efficacy of the lessons will be reduced. To counteract this, during the organization of his consort Yeshe Tsogyal and different best disciples, he hid a good number of ‘treasure-teachings’ (gter-chos), within the type of books and sacred artefacts, at power-places {gnas) through the Tibetan plateau, predicting that they'd be rediscovered in destiny generations by means of their respective ‘treasure-finders’ (gter-ston) and promulgated for the sake of destiny generations.

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