The Golden Letters: The Three Statements of Garab Dorje, First Dzogchen Master

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Shambhala, Aug 25, 1996 - Religion
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The teachings of Dzogchen, which directly introduces the practitioner to the Nature of Mind, were first expounded by Garab Dorje in the country of Uddiyana and later went to India and Tibet. The essence of Garab Dorje's message is "The Three Statements that Strike the Essential Points." Patrul Rinpoche wrote a brilliant commentary, together with practices entitled "The Special Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King"—here translated with notes, commentaries, and a glossary of terms.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Introduction
13
The Primordial Origin of Dzogchen
21
The Three Series of Dzogchen Teachings
31
by Garab Dorje
39
The Special Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King
46
Commentary on The Special Teaching of the Wise
65
Historical Origins of Dzogchen
85
The Problems of Historiography
199
The Historical Existence of Garab Dorje
205
Possible Historical Sources of Dzogchen
215
Chan Buddhism
225
Is Dzogchen an Authentic Buddhist Teaching?
263
Note on the Translation of Dzogchen Technical Terms
287
Brief Biography of Patrul Rinpoche
297
Glossary of Dzogchen Terms
307

The Last Testament of Garab Dorje
129
Interlinear Commentary to The Last Testament of Garab
139
The Life of Garab Dorje and Guru Sadhana
175
Guru Sadhana for Garab Dorje by Dzongsar Khyentse
191

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Reynolds was trained and ordained as a Tantric Yogin and has taught widely in the United States and Europe.

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