Longchenpa's Advice from the Heart comprises thirty bitingly honest verses that can turn our mind to a sincere and uncorrupted spiritual practice.
author: Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
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Availability date: 12/1/2019
The root text of Longchenpa's Thirty Pieces of Advice translated from Tibetan by Elio Guarisco
Longchenpa Trimed Wözer (1308-1363) was one of the most important Dzogchen masters of Tibet. His scriptural learning and realization were equal to those of the famous saints who graced the land of India, and true to his words of advice, his was a disciplined life spent in forest and mountain hermitages.
After giving a clear and concise introduction to the principles and practice of Dzogchen, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu explains each verse in the context of Longchenpa’s spiritual experience in a way that is relevant to us as individuals in our time.
Foreword 9 Introduction 11 The Knowledge of Dzogchen—Base, Path and Fruit 11 The Importance of Transmission 16 Symbolic Transmission 17 Oral Transmission 18 Direct Transmission 18 Devotion and Knowledge Grounded in Experience 19 Anuyoga—Instantaneous Transformation 20 The Path: the Essence of the Practice 23 The Importance of Guruyoga 25 Guruyoga in Dzogchen 27 The Conduct of a Practitioner 28 Being Present 29 Ordinary Presence and Instant Presence 31 The Ultimate Purification 31 The Awareness of Circumstances 32 Direct Introduction to our Real Nature 33 Thirty Words of Advice from the Heart 39 Longchenpa's Text 39 Commentary by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu 47 Homage to the Master 47 The Exhortation 48 Words of Advice 49 Concluding Advice 97 How to Integrate the Practice in Daily Life 97 Index of Tibetan Terms and Names 101 Tibetan Text 107
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