Four Dharmas of Longchenpa

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Four Dharmas of Longchenpa

Postby DGA » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:34 pm

I tuned into a Dzogchen Community webcast around new year's 2008 on the topic of Longchenpa's Four Dharmas. I didn't take careful enough notes on how to track down the root text for this teaching. Can anyone point me toward the correct document? has it been translated into legible English?

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Re: Four Dharmas of Longchenpa

Postby Astus » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:45 pm

1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Four Dharmas of Longchenpa

Postby DGA » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:55 pm

that must be it. Thank you Astus.
I don't know anything about Hongaku Jodo.

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Re: Four Dharmas of Longchenpa

Postby Yontan » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:21 pm

It's a great little book. There's an edition out there from about thirty-five years ago if you can find it, called "Four-Themed Precious Garland" that has Dudjom Rinpoche and Beru Khyentse's commentary.
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Re: Four Dharmas of Longchenpa

Postby conebeckham » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:00 pm

If it's commentary on Gampopa's Four Dharmas you're looking for, but not from a Dzokchen POV, check out Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's recent teachings at the SF Kagyu Monlam. This was the topic of his teaching sessions over the three day period, and the teachings are being posted at http://www.californiakagyumonlam.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56&Itemid=72
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