Longde Root Tantras

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Longde Root Tantras

Postby Fa Dao » Wed May 30, 2012 6:17 pm

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.
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Re: Longde Root Tantras

Postby arsent » Wed May 30, 2012 7:38 pm

Hi, Fa Dao!
As a start point, take a look inside "The Space Section of the Great Perfection (rDzogs-chen klong-sde): a category of philosophical and meditative teachings in Tibetan Buddhism" by Sten Anspal. It is the only one available work (correct if I am wrong) in English about Longde and it could help you (it seems to me it has the first one tantra in appendix)...I can e-mail it to you if needed.
Anyone know something else in English available in this subject?

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Re: Longde Root Tantras

Postby Fa Dao » Wed May 30, 2012 7:53 pm

Arsent,
that would be great if you could email that to me. [email protected]
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Re: Longde Root Tantras

Postby Larkspurlazarus » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:45 pm

could you please mail me that paper? [email protected]
thanks a lot! btw do you have sten anspa's another paper called "lost in space"?

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Re: Longde Root Tantras

Postby florin » Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:08 pm

"Bow down to me for I thirst for an infinite ocean of blood, since the innumerable torrents of floods at kalpa's end that terrify all world systems do not even wet the tip of my tongue"

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Re: Longde Root Tantras

Postby Fa Dao » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:39 pm

Alpha,
I have only been doing Longde since Rinpoche gave those last two retreats myself. However, like you, I have found that book to be extremely helpful. Primarily using the 4 Da to inform everything I do has made this Path much easier for me to understand. Unfortunately there is little else out there beyond that as I would really like to be able to deepen my understanding/Knowledge of Longde..but oh well, what can you do, right? Im 51 and it would simply take too long for me to learn to read Tibetan fluently enough so that I could read the primary Longde Tantras. I guess I will be at the mercy of the translators out there translating them and the various Longde practice manuals into English...
"But if you know how to observe yourself, you will discover your real nature, the primordial state, the state of Guruyoga, and then all will become clear because you will have discovered everything"-Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

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Re: Longde Root Tantras

Postby Fa Dao » Tue May 13, 2014 4:47 pm

been a while, thought I would bump this and see if anyone has anything new on Longde...
"But if you know how to observe yourself, you will discover your real nature, the primordial state, the state of Guruyoga, and then all will become clear because you will have discovered everything"-Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

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Re: Longde Root Tantras

Postby heart » Tue May 13, 2014 5:05 pm

"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: Longde Root Tantras

Postby Fa Dao » Tue May 13, 2014 5:24 pm

Thanks Magnus..I have had contact with him before and he has been quite helpful..however he is usually very very busy..I just wanted to check and see if anyone knew of anything new out there..
"But if you know how to observe yourself, you will discover your real nature, the primordial state, the state of Guruyoga, and then all will become clear because you will have discovered everything"-Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

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Re: Longde Root Tantras

Postby florin » Tue May 13, 2014 6:07 pm

"Bow down to me for I thirst for an infinite ocean of blood, since the innumerable torrents of floods at kalpa's end that terrify all world systems do not even wet the tip of my tongue"

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Re: Longde Root Tantras

Postby Fa Dao » Tue May 13, 2014 6:59 pm

yes, I have all of the DVDs...theyre quite good and helpful
"But if you know how to observe yourself, you will discover your real nature, the primordial state, the state of Guruyoga, and then all will become clear because you will have discovered everything"-Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche


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