The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions (Man-ngak Dzöd)
ISBN/ASIN: 188184742X,9781881847427 | 2006 | English | pdf | 282/282 pages | 5.88 Mb
Publisher: Padma Pub | Author: Longchen Rabjam, Richard Barron
Man-ngak Dzöd or The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions is the shortest of the seven texts and the only one composed entirely in verse. Writing as a spiritual mentor giving advice to his students, Longchenpa distills the principles underlying the entire range of Buddhist practice in more than 400 stanzas, each consisting of six instructions or pieces of advice. Although the later stanzas place greater emphasis on the Dzogchen approach, introductory teachings and advice are interspersed throughout the book with profound instructions on the nature of being itself and the ultimate level of truth. Longchenpa’s uncompromising tone reflects his commitment to the highest realization and to the welfare of those inspired by his message.