Fa Dao wrote:
ChNNR mentions two Longde root tantras in his book Longde Teachings, Longchen Rabjam Gyalpoi Gyud/The King of the Infinite Universe and Namkha Tang Nyampai Gyud/Equal to Space. Has anyone here ever read these? I am curious as to their length and if they have been translated into English or not. Are they like Heart Sutra length or Lotus Sutra length? Also for those familiar with Longde Root Tantras and Longde practice, what in your opinion, out of all of the Longde tantras would be the most direct and pithy for study that would aid one in actual practice and understanding of Longde? Thank you all in advance for your help and insight into this.
Personally i found that when it comes to practice the most important and helpful are the teachings of CNNr based on the Vajra Bridge text.The four principles as explained in these commentaries are easy enough to understand and apply but not so easy to sustain that application for longer periods.
I would also be interested to hear from others who have extended experience with longde.
So far i have not met, known anybody who has practised longde in a consistent way over the years and made longde their only practice.
I have read somewhere that in the early '80's (81-82' maybe?) that for an entire year or so every retreat CNNr gave was on longde.If this is accurate i would really like to know if there are extant transcripts of those teachings .