Eight doors of spontaneous presence

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Eight doors of spontaneous presence (Wyl. lhun grub kyi sgo brgyad)

  1. thugs rje
  2. 'od
  3. sku
  4. ye shes
  5. gnyis med
  6. mtha' grol
  7. ma dag pa 'khor ba'i sgo
  8. 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