History of 17 Tantras

dakini_boi
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History of 17 Tantras

Postby dakini_boi » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:31 am

Malcolm wrote:. . . the sgra thal 'gyur tantra is the root of all Dharma. It is the first Dharma ever taught to sentient beings. Every other Dharma comes from it.
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Where can I find out more on the history of the 17 Dzogchen Tantras? Where is it said that the sgra thal gyur was the first dharma taught to sentient beings?
Thanksyou

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Re: History of 17 Tantras

Postby Malcolm » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:46 am

dakini_boi wrote:
Malcolm wrote:. . . the sgra thal 'gyur tantra is the root of all Dharma. It is the first Dharma ever taught to sentient beings. Every other Dharma comes from it.
M


Where can I find out more on the history of the 17 Dzogchen Tantras? Where is it said that the sgra thal gyur was the first dharma taught to sentient beings?
Thanksyou



In the sgra thal 'gyur, of course.
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Re: History of 17 Tantras

Postby Yontan » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:54 am

Just ask it.

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Re: History of 17 Tantras

Postby nyamssnanggong'phel » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:11 pm

http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/ ... ermano/b6/

"Thus The Seventeen Tantras are most likely an extraction and canonization of a selection of Tantras out of a broader movement, which Zhangtön Trashi Dorjé identified as the Unsurpassed Secret Cycle to differentiate it out from earlier precedents, and presumably to distinguish himself from other redactors/codifiers of this broader movement."


Whatever that means


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