By Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Longhchenpa Trime Oser (1308-1363) was once the most vital Dzogchen masters of Tibet. His scriptural studying and recognition have been equivalent to these of the well-known saints who graced the land of India, and real to his phrases of recommendation, his was once a disciplined existence spent in woodland and mountain hermitages. Longchenpa\'s Thirty phrases of recommendation are like nuggets of gold provided to us in his open hand in order that their concept can flip our brain to a honest and uncorrupted non secular perform. along with his transparent advent to the foundations and perform of Dzogchen, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu units in context the thirty phrases of recommendation after which proceeds to give an explanation for every one because the foundation of Longchenpa\'s non secular adventure, in a fashion that's appropriate to us as contributors in our time.

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27] Thus there are two stages, and by developing them gradually, in the end one achieves the union of these two stages called Mahamudra,[28] the original significance of this term. [29] Thus, for this tantric system, gradual development is very important. But in Anuyoga there is the knowledge that from the beginning our condition is perfect in the three primordial wisdoms. Since from the beginning we possess that potentiality, we do not need to create or develop anything. Thus, the crucial point is to discover that state and be in it.

Path’ refers to the way in which we can obtain the realization of that condition. ‘Fruit’ is the final result of the practice. These three points are shared by all kinds of teachings, not only those of Dzogchen. [2] For this reason, the practice and the idea of what realization is are different. What is the Base? [3] Although our real nature cannot be fully explained in words, we need to have a general idea, so that through these wisdoms, we can describe at least in an approximate way what our real nature is.

It is not a sensible thing to do. It would mean you do not know how to work with circumstances. Relative practice means that we use it when we need it, and thus it is beneficial for us. The Importance of Guruyoga The main, most important, practice in Dzogchen is Guruyoga. Guru means teacher and yoga means knowledge. Our real nature, that we discover upon being introduced by the teacher through the three transmissions, is also the real nature of the teacher himself. There is no difference. To do Guruyoga means to become more and more familiar with the knowledge of our real nature.

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