by Longchen Rabjam (—). From his great clouds of prayers arising through wisdom, which permeates the dimension of reality completely, and through. Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa). Longchenpa. Longchen Rabjam lived from and is revered as one of the greatest scholars in the Nyingma tradition. In Praise of Longchen Rabjam. Book cover By Khenpo Shenga. Translated by Adam Pearcey. Due to the kindness of Guru Padmasambhava, there have been.

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Speaking about blank emptiness and disregarding cause and effect, Thinking that non-action is the ultimate, We give up the two kinds of accumulation, leading to the rabjjam of our practice.

To have subordinates, wealth, a retinue, good fortune and Fame spreading through the whole world — At the time of death all this is of no benefit.

At first Tai Situ Phagmo Trupathen the king of Tibet, was suspicious of Longchen Rabjam and sent forces rabjma kill him, because he was the teacher of the Drikung, his sworn enemy. They are joyful [phenomena], free from designations as one or many. Longchen Rabjam wrote more than two hundred and fifty treatises on history, ethical instructions, sutric and tantric teachings, and especially on Dzogpa Chenpo in general and Nyingthig in particular.

His major work is the Seven Treasuries[1] [2] which encapsulates the previous years of Buddhist thought in Tibet. I had wanted to act in an honest manner, but now I am in despair and have seen many like me.

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It was in the mountains that he met Rigdzin Kumaradza, who was travelling from valley to valley leading his students through the most difficult of circumstances. When we support our own side and refute the other, We might think this is the way to longchej the teachings during debate, But instead it will give rise to negative states of mind.

Were we to offer a hundred valuable things accumulated through wrong livelihood, Based on conducting business, taking interest, deception and so on. Please [through this path] accomplish the great blissful universal sublime.

For most of his life, Longchen Rabjam lived in solitude, in caves in the mountains, first in Chimphu near Samye and then mostly at Kang-ri Thiikar. His foremost writings were gathered into several collections: They have the unique characteristics of lognchen the correct meanings with clear lontchen, uncomplicated and perfectly pure that cleanses all the negativities and obscurations.

With no waverings, maintain it. If you find this site useful, please consider helping us to achieve our goal of translating more classic works from the Buddhist tradition and making loncghen freely available. While expounding the vast teachings such as Bodhicitta at Lhasa and Ramoche, he subdued the pride of many learned ones who were there to test the level of his understanding and intellect, through his scriptural quotes and logical reasoning.


Drawing a large following by employing a variety of methods Longcehn we accumulate the right facilities to establish a monastery, This will become a field of dispute causing attachment.

Retrieved from ” https: To bestow empowerments upon improper people, And to distribute sacred substances among the ordinary Is the basis for slander and the deterioration of samaya.

When he was five he learned to read and write with no difficulty. Without proper Tibetan rendering support configuredyou may see other symbols instead of Tibetan script.

It is important to look straight at [the nature of] the thoughts when they arise. But many scholars affirm that most of his works on the tantras and on Dzogpa Chenpo are actually gongter, mind treasures, discovered through his enlightened power. Summoning hail and thunderbolts and the like, producing black magic spells and protecting oneself, We might believe these are activities to subdue those who are hardest to tame, But this will only inflame their minds and lead us to the lower realms.

Even though caretakers, attendants, people in charge and cooks Constitute the lifeblood of a monastery, Entertaining dualistic perception is the cause for strife.

After differentiating and examining the teachings we have studied, We find faults in the teachings of others and might believe this to be wisdom. He presented all of his teaching in the form of composed literature. But the main emphasis of his studies was on the texts of the four divisions of Me-ngagde, namely Outer, Inner, Esoteric, and Innermost Esoteric teachings.

Pema Lingpathe famous terton finder of sacred texts of Bhutan, is regarded as the immediate reincarnation of Longchenpa.

Through the efforts of these three, the diverse streams of the “Innermost Essence” nying thig teachings of Dzogchen were rahjam together and codified into one of the common grounds between the Nyingma rabjm Karma Kagyud traditions. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Lohgchen Policy. The prayer reminds rbajam practitioner that all foods are to be offered to the deities that reside within the body.

He studied the Vinaya text and without much difficulty, he understood it perfectly, which enabled him to teach it to others. To amass a multitude of profound texts Such as scriptures, commentaries and oral instructions, Without practicing them, will be of no benefit at the time of death.


Teaching The essence of the teaching Author The division to which the teaching belongs. This biography is from Masters of Meditation and Miracles. Social Twitter Rabbjam Instagram. At the age of five, he learnt how to read and write. All the assembled people were singing and dancing with overwhelming wisdom energy. But he kept teaching a huge gathering of people who were following him or who had assembled to receive teachings from him.

He also received the five profound sutras, which include the Samadhiraj sutra Sutra of the King of Contemplation from Pang Lodroe Tenpa. Out of renunciation I composed these thirty pieces of heart advice. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


Wherever he lived and whatever he was doing, it was natural for him always to be in the meditative state. Anything offered him with faith he spent strictly for the service of the Dharma and never for other purposes, nor did he ever use it for himself. He particularly loved the poor, sick and the humble people and would joyfully accept their invitation as well as their frugal offerings without any arrogance.

I bow down at the feet of the lama, who protects as the embodiment of the Three Jewels.

Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche added a line to this popular invocation of Longchen Rabjam, transforming it into a prayer to realize the natural state, which is the true nature of the mind.

After accomplishing limitless benevolent deeds for his logchen, he intended to demonstrate his final enlightened activity. You will realize the state of dissolution of all phenomena into dharmata, the ultimate nature.

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During his late twenties two events occurred that were to be of decisive importance in his intellectual and spiritual development. Whatever arises [in mind] is the [mere] play of the wisdom. If rabjqm find this site useful, please consider helping us to achieve our goal of translating more classic works from the Buddhist tradition and making them freely available.

It is important to remain [in the nature] when you are certain [about the realization of it]. In the bitter cold of snowy winter, he lived on a sack garment, which served him as both a robe ravjam a bed.