Rdzogs pa chen po sems nyid ngal gso'i 'grel pa shing rta chen po
In his Relaxation in the Nature of Mind and its auto-commentary the Great Chariot, Longchenpa deals with buddha-nature in the opening verse while paying homage to the ultimate truth, in chapter 9 while discussing the generation-stage- and completion-stage practices, and in chapter 10 on the topic of wisdom which comprehends the ground reality free from the two extremes. He presents buddha-nature as the ground maṇḍala, which forms the basis of temporary confusion, while at the same time being the uncontrived, unborn, unchanging nature of the mind to be realized on the path. Ordinary beings do not perceive this buddha-nature, but bodhisattvas on the stages see it partially and the buddhas see it fully. Longchenpa blends the sūtra presentation of buddha-nature with the esoteric exposition of the spontaneous primordial ground in the tantras. He uses terms such as essence, element, spiritual gene, innate mind, pristine wisdom, vajra mind, primordial ground, the ultimate, ground gnosis, sphere of reality, Middle Way, nondual truth, thatness, Perfection of Wisdom, etc., to refer to the same luminous nature of mind which is buddha-nature.
Recensions of This Text
|Tibetan||Klong chen pa. རྫོགས་པ་ཆེན་པོ་སེམས་ཉིད་ངལ་གསོའི་འགྲེལ་པ་ཤིང་རྟ་ཆེན་པོ།, (Rdzogs pa chen po sems nyid ngal gso'i 'grel pa shing rta chen po).
Philosophical positions of this text
|Literary Genre||~ Dzogchen - rdzogs pa chen po|
|Commentary of||~ Rdzogs pa chen po sems nyid ngal gso|