Fa Dao wrote:This Tantra seems to be one that is referenced a great deal by many different Dzogchen Teachers. So of course I am thinking it is of obvious importance. I have a few questions ....#1 Can anyone who can actually read Tibetan give a brief synopsis of the main thrust of this Tantra in comparison to say other Dzogchen Tantras? and #2 how difficult is this Tantra to read if one were to try and learn Tibetan? I just remember somewhere where ChNN had said how difficult some passages were in the Marvelous Primordial State to render into English. It seems that some things in Tibetan are more direct and pithy and others...well..not so much. Any help/insight would be greatly appreciated.
This tantra is a sprawling text that cannot be correctly read without the aid of a commentary.
It presents the entire path of Dzogchen, embryology, cosmology, etc.
Even if one were to learn Tibetan, a classical education in the five classical sciences is a requirement to actually understand any of these texts.