adinatha wrote: Namdrol wrote:
adinatha wrote: The common opinion among Dzogchen yogis I talk to is that essence mahamudra is at the level of tregcho.
Tregchö = sems sde.
Tregcho is mengagde.
yes, the word comes from Man ngag sde (actually, to be perfectly accurate, it comes from the klong sde tantra, klong chen rab 'byams).
But the meaning of sems sde and trecgchö is the same -- again, this is not just my opinion -- this has been enunciated by various masters such as ChNN, Khenpo Palden Sherab, etc., masters who have a very broad and comprehensive understanding of textual systems of Dzogchen.
You cannot achieve rainbow body with tregchö -- this is why Longchenpa among others spends a lot of time criticizing tregchö in comparison with Thögal.