Dzogchen: The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

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Because o f the importance o f the master, Patrul Rinpoche uses the names o f his lamas to explain the three points o f view, meditation, and action. First he refers to Longchen Rabjam, who is one of the lamas in the lineage. Next he refers to Jikme Lingpa, another lineage master, t■ _ by one o f his other names, Khyentse Ozer. Finally he evokes the name o f his own root guru, Gyalwe Nyugu, that is to say, Dza Trama Lama jikme Gyalwe Nyugu* Patrul Rinpoche employs the names o f these three masters to explain the three essences o f view, meditation, and action, _ First, the V iew is the realization that all the infinite appearances ( rabjam) o f samsara and nirvana, in their entirety, are perfectly contained and by nature equal within the all-encompassing space o f the vast expanse (longchen) o f buddha nature, which is the true nature o f reality, free from any elaboration* And so: "T h e v ie w is Longchen Rabjam : infinite* vast expanse” .

Ema! Phenomena are, without exception, Perfect within the continuum o f self-arising rigpa. This is the path o f the heart essence, where knowing one liberates all. Tantras, commentaries and pith instructions are all contained within this. Threefold wisdom is the experience o f purity, The four visions are the supreme path. Buddhahood is attained, in simultaneous realization and liberation, So look, without distraction, direcdy at the essence o f rigpa. AAA “ T h e S p e c ia l T e a c h in g o f t h e W is e a n d G l o r io u s K in g ” To begin with, there is something that I think w e all need to know.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has frequently spoken of him with deep admiration, particularly when commenting on that teaching so close to his own heart, the Bodhkaryavatara. In 1991, when commenting on the first eight chapters in the Dordogne in France, His Holiness referred to Patrul Rinpoche s particular way o f relating the ten chapters of the Bodhicaryapafiira to the lines o f the famous prayer: O precious, sublime bodhicitta: May it arise in those in whom it has not arisen; May it never decline where it has arisen; May it go on increasing, further and further!

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