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'''Eight doors of spontaneous presence''' (Tib. lhun drup kyi go gyé, ལྷུན་གྲུབ་ཀྱི་སྒོ་བརྒྱད་ , Wyl. lhun grub kyi sgo brgyad)
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'''Eight doors of spontaneous presence''' (Tib. ''lhun drup kyi go gyé'', ལྷུན་གྲུབ་ཀྱི་སྒོ་བརྒྱད་ , Wyl. ''lhun grub kyi sgo brgyad'')
  
#   (Tib. tukjé,  ཐུགས་རྗེ་ , Wyl. thugs rje) compassion
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# compassion (Tib. ''tukjé'',  ཐུགས་རྗེ་ , ''thugs rje'')  
# (Tib. ö, འོད་  , Wyl. ‘od)  light
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# light (Tib. ''ö'', འོད་  , ''‘od'')   
# (Tib. ku, སྐུ་ , Wyl. sku) bodies
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# bodies (Tib. ''ku'', སྐུ་ , ''sku'')  
# (Tib. yeshé, ཡེ་ཤེས་ , Wyl. ye shes) primordial wisdom
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# primordial wisdom (Tib. ''yeshé'', ཡེ་ཤེས་ , ''ye shes'')  
# (Tib. nyimé, གཉིས་མེད་ , Wyl. gnyis med) non-duality
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# non-duality (Tib. ''nyimé'', གཉིས་མེད་ , ''gnyis med'')  
# (Tib. tadrol, མཐའ་གྲོལ་ , Wyl. mtha’ grol) freedom from extremes
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# freedom from extremes (Tib. ''tadrol'', མཐའ་གྲོལ་ , ''mtha’ grol'')  
# (Tib. madakpa khorwé go, མ་དག་པ་འཁོར་བའི་སྒོ་, Wyl. ma dag pa ‘khor ba’i sgo) the impure gate of samsara
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# the impure gate of samsara (Tib. ''madakpa khorwé go'', མ་དག་པ་འཁོར་བའི་སྒོ་, ''ma dag pa ‘khor ba’i sgo'')  
# (Tib. dakpa yeshé kyi go, དག་པ་ཡེ་ཤེས་ཀྱི་སྒོ་ , Wyl. dag pa ye shes kyi sgo) the pure gate of primordial wisdom
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# the pure gate of primordial wisdom (Tib. ''dakpa yeshé kyi go'', དག་པ་ཡེ་ཤེས་ཀྱི་སྒོ་ , ''dag pa ye shes kyi sgo'')  
  
 
==Alternative Translations==
 
==Alternative Translations==

Revision as of 08:34, 28 December 2010

Eight doors of spontaneous presence (Tib. lhun drup kyi go gyé, ལྷུན་གྲུབ་ཀྱི་སྒོ་བརྒྱད་ , Wyl. lhun grub kyi sgo brgyad)

  1. compassion (Tib. tukjé, ཐུགས་རྗེ་ , thugs rje)
  2. light (Tib. ö, འོད་ , ‘od)
  3. bodies (Tib. ku, སྐུ་ , sku)
  4. primordial wisdom (Tib. yeshé, ཡེ་ཤེས་ , ye shes)
  5. non-duality (Tib. nyimé, གཉིས་མེད་ , gnyis med)
  6. freedom from extremes (Tib. tadrol, མཐའ་གྲོལ་ , mtha’ grol)
  7. the impure gate of samsara (Tib. madakpa khorwé go, མ་དག་པ་འཁོར་བའི་སྒོ་, ma dag pa ‘khor ba’i sgo)
  8. the pure gate of primordial wisdom (Tib. dakpa yeshé kyi go, དག་པ་ཡེ་ཤེས་ཀྱི་སྒོ་ , dag pa ye shes kyi sgo)

Alternative Translations

  • Eight gates of beings' spontaneity (Kalu Rinpoche Translation Group)
  • Eight gates of spontaneous presence (EPK)
  • Eight spontaneously accomplished doors (Tulku Thondup)
  • Eight gateways of spontaneous presence (SK)

Further Reading

In Tibetan

A detailed explanation is found in Khenpo Yönten Gyatso's commentary to the Yönten Dzö.

In English

  • Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé, Myriad Worlds, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2003, p. 210
  • Tulku Thondup, The Practice of Dzogchen, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 1989, p.206, n.1