Lama Yangtik

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Lama Yangtik (Tib. བླ་མ་ཡང་ཐིག, Wyl. bla ma yang thig), 'The Innermost Heart Drop of the Guru', is one of the so-called 'Four Parts of Nyingtik (Nyingtik Yabshyi)'.

Longchenpa composed his own commentary on the Vima Nyingtik, which was mainly based on the Dzogchen Tantra Garland of Pearls. It is called the Lama Yangtik, ‘Wish Fulfilling Jewel’ (Tib. Yangtik Yishyin Norbu), and is subdivided into thirty-five different treatises. Since it is a commentary on the Vima Nyingtik, it is referred to as the ‘child text’ (Wyl. bu yig).

Longchenpa himself said:

“Those of you who are pursuing personal practice, rest in equipoise according to the approaches of trekchö and tögal without being caught up in worldly activities. If at certain times there are things you do not understand, consult my collection: Lama Yangtik, the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel. It truly is like a gem that fulfils wishes and provides all that is desired. Examine it carefully and extract the very essence of lasting bliss in meditation.”[1]

Alternative Translations

  • The Quintessence of the Guru (Cortland Dahl)

Empowerments Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Notes & Referecnes

  1. Chos grags bzang po, Kun mkhyen dri med ’od zer gyi rnam thar mthong ba don ldan, in sNying thig ya bzhi, vol. 6 (Darjeeling, India: Talung Tsetrul Pema Wangyal, 1976), p. 556.