Eight doors of spontaneous presence

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

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

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