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'''Guhyagarbha Tantra''' (Skt.; Tib. ''Gyü Sangwé Nyingpo''; [[Wyl.]] ''rgyud gsang ba'i snying po'') ''The Essence of Secrets Tantra'' the main [[tantra]] of the [[Mahayoga]]. For centuries, detailed study of its root verses and many celebrated commentaries, including [[Longchenpa]]'s ''[[Trilogy of Dispelling Darkness]]'', [[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]]'s ''[[Key to the Precious Treasury]]'' and [[Mipham Rinpoche]]'s ''[[Essence of Clear Light]]'', has been the key to understanding the [[Vajrayana]]’s most prominent themes and practices, such as [[empowerment]], [[samaya]], [[mantra]] recitation and the use of [[mandala]]s.
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'''Guhyagarbha Tantra''' (Skt.; Tib. རྒྱུད་[[གསང་བ་སྙིང་པོ་]], ''Gyü Sangwé Nyingpo'', [[Wyl.]] ''rgyud gsang ba'i snying po''), ''The Essence of Secrets Tantra'' is the main [[tantra]] of the [[Mahayoga]]. It contains twenty-two chapters.<ref>There are actually three distinct versions of the Guhyagarbha Tantra, respectively in twenty-two, forty-six and eighty-two chapters. The concise version in twenty-two chapters is the one which is most widely studied within the Nyingma tradition (Source: Gyurme Dorje, ''Guhyagarbha Tantra: Introduction'', PhD.).</ref>
  
==Commentaries==
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[[Khenpo Namdrol]] writes: "Among the distinctions within Mahayoga, namely the great accomplishment pratices of the eight herukas and the eighteen classes of the great tantras, this ''Secret Essence Tantra'' extracts the essence of them all, as well as being the general tantra of enlightened mind. The twenty-two chapters of this tantra afford an explanation of the three tantras of the ground, path and result and, within the context of the tantra of the path, the [[ten topics of tantra]]."<ref>Introduction to [[Ju Mipham Jampal Gyepa'i Dorje]], (2010), p. 1.</ref>
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==Title==
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Its fuller title is the '''Glorious Web of Magical Illusion, The Secret Essence Definitive Nature Just As It Is''' (Tib. ''Pal Gyutrül Drawa Sangwé Nyingpo De Kona Nyid Ngé Pa'', Wyl. ''dpal  sgyu 'phrul drva ba gsang ba'i snying po de kho na nyid nges pa''), which can itself be condensed to the alternative title of '''Tantra of the Web of Magical Illusion''' (Tib. ''Gyutrül Drawa Gyü'', Wyl. ''sgyu 'phrul drva ba rgyud'').
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==Commentarial Tradition==
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For centuries, detailed study of its root verses and many celebrated commentaries, including [[Longchenpa]]'s ''[[Trilogy of Dispelling Darkness]]'', [[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]]'s ''[[Key to the Precious Treasury]]'' and [[Mipham Rinpoche]]'s ''[[Essence of Clear Light]]'', has been the key to understanding the [[Vajrayana]]’s most prominent themes and practices, such as [[empowerment]], [[samaya]], [[mantra]] recitation and the use of [[mandala]]s.
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In Tibet, two major commentarial traditions of this tantra have developed:
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*the [[Zurpa]] tradition, based on the perspectives of [[Buddhaguhya]], [[Vilasavajra]], and other masters, which can be described as the vast, common tradition, and
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*[[Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo]] and [[Longchenpa]]'s tradition, based on the perspective of [[Suryaprabhasingha]],  which can be described as the profound, uncommon tradition.<ref>Source: [[Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé]], ''The Treasury of Knowledge, Systems of Buddhist Tantra'' (2005), p. 352, and [[Ju Mipham Jampal Gyepa'i Dorje]] (2010), p. 21-23.</ref>
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==Alternative Translations==
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*Secret Essence Tantra
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*Tantra of the Secret Nucleus (Dorje & Kapstein)
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*Tantra of the Secret Essence
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==Tibetan Texts==
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The Guhyagarbha Tantra was translated from Sanskrit into Tibetan on four occasions, but principally by [[Nyak Jñanakumara]] and [[Ma Rinchen Chok]], following the instruction of [[Vimalamitra]].<ref>Source: Gyurme Dorje, ''Guhyagarbha Tantra: Introduction'', PhD.</ref>
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* {{TBRCW|O01JW005|O01JW00501JW16388$W22703|གསང་བའི་སྙིང་པོ་དེ་ཁོ་ན་ཉིད་ངེས་པ་, ''gsang ba'i snying po de kho na nyid nges pa''}} from བཀའ་འགྱུར་༼སྣར་ཐང༽
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* {{TBRCW|O003JR198|O003JR198003JR4285$W25983|རྒྱུད་ཐམས་ཅད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་དཔལ་སྒྱུ་འཕྲུལ་རྩ་བའི་རྒྱུད་གསང་བ་སྙིང་པོ་, ''rgyud thams cad kyi rgyal po dpal sgyu 'phrul rtsa ba'i rgyud gsang ba snying po''}} from བཀའ་མ་ཤིན་ཏུ་རྒྱས་པ་༼ཀཿ་ཐོག༽
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==Commentaries<ref>By chronological order.</ref>==
 
===Indian===
 
===Indian===
*[[Vilasavajra]], ''Guhyagarbhamahātantrarājatīkā'' (Skt; Wyl. ''dpal gsang ba snying po'i 'grel pa rin po che'i spar khab'')
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*[[King Dza]]
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**''Array of the Path of the Magical Net'' (སྒྱུ་འཕྲུལ་ལམ་རྣམ་བཀོད་, Wyl. ''sgyu 'phrul lam rnam bkod'') (P.4737, NK Vol. 81)
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**''Instruction on the Two Stages of the Guhyagarbha'' (Skt. ''śrīguhyagarbhakramadvayoddeśa'') (P. 4771, NK Vol. 81)
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*[[Vilasavajra]], ''Guhyagarbhamahātantrarājatīkā'' (Skt.)
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:{{TBRCW|O1JT2627|O1JT26272JT1676$W19229|དཔལ་གསང་བ་སྙིང་པོའི་འགྲེལ་པ་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་སྤར་ཁབ་, ''dpal gsang ba snying po'i 'grel pa rin po che'i spar khab''}}
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*[[Buddhaguhya]], ''The [[Eye Commentary]]'' (སྤྱན་འགྲེལ་, Wyl. ''spyan ‘grel'')
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*[[Suryaprabhasingha]], ''An Extensive Commentary to the "Secret Essence Tantra"'' (Tib. རྒྱ་ཚེར་འགྲེལ་)
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*[[Padmasambhava]], ''[[The Garland of Views: An Instruction]]'', a commentary on chapter thirteen of the Guhyagarbha Tantra
  
 
===Tibetan===
 
===Tibetan===
*[[Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo]], ''[[The Jewel Commentary]]'' (Wyl. ''dkon mchog 'grel or dkon cog 'grel'')
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*[[Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo]], ''[[The Jewel Commentary]]''
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:{{TBRCW|O003JR198|O003JR198003JR5032$W25983|དཀོན་མཆོག་འགྲེལ་, ''dkon mchog 'grel''}}
 
*[[Longchen Rabjam]], ''[[Trilogy of Dispelling Darkness]]'', (Wyl. ''mun sel skor gsum'')
 
*[[Longchen Rabjam]], ''[[Trilogy of Dispelling Darkness]]'', (Wyl. ''mun sel skor gsum'')
*[[Lochen Dharmashri]], ''Oral Instructions of the Lord of Secrets''
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:*[[Dispelling Darkness in the Ten Directions]] (Tib. གསང་སྙིང་འགྲེལ་པ་ཕྱོགས་བཅུ་མུན་སེལ་, ''gsang snying 'grel pa phyogs bcu mun sel'')
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::{{TBRCW|O003JR198|O003JR198003JR5033$W25983|དཔལ་གསང་བ་སྙིང་པོ་དེ་ཁོ་ན་ཉིད་ངེས་པའི་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་འགྲེལ་པ་ཕྱོགས་བཅུའི་མུན་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ་བ་, ''dpal gsang ba snying po de kho na nyid nges pa'i rgyud kyi 'grel pa phyogs bcu'i mun pa thams cad rnam par sel ba''}}
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:*Dispelling Darkness of the Mind (Tib. གསང་སྙིང་སྤྱི་དོན་ཡིད་ཀྱི་མུན་སེལ་, ''gsang snying spyi don yid kyi mun sel'')
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::{{TBRCW|O003JR198|O003JR198003JR5034$W25983|དཔལ་གསང་བ་སྙིང་པོའི་སྤྱི་དོན་ལེགས་པ་བཤད་པའི་སྣང་བས་ཡིད་ཀྱི་མུན་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་སེལ་བ་, ''dpal gsang ba snying po'i spyi don legs pa bshad pa'i snang bas yid kyi mun pa thams cad sel ba''}}
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:*Dispelling Darkness of Ignorance (Tib. གསང་སྙིང་བསྡུས་དོན་མ་རིག་མུན་སེལ་, ''gsang snying bsdus don ma rig mun sel'')
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::{{TBRCW|O003JR198|O003JR198003JR5035$W25983|དཔལ་གསང་བ་སྙིང་པོའི་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་བསྡུས་དོན་མ་རིག་པ་མུན་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་སེལ་བ་, ''dpal gsang ba snying po'i rgyud kyi bsdus don ma rig pa mun pa thams cad sel ba''}}
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*[[Lochen Dharmashri]]
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:*''Oral Instructions of the Lord of Secrets''
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::{{TBRCW|O003JR198|O003JR198003JR5045$W25983|དཔལ་གསང་བའི་སྙིང་པོ་དེ་ཁོ་ཉིད་ངེས་པའི་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་སྒྱུ་འཕྲུལ་དྲྭ་བ་སྤྱི་དོན་གྱི་སྒོ་ནས་གཏན་ལ་འབེབས་པར་བྱེད་པའི་ལེགས་བཤད་གསང་བདག་ཞལ་ལུང་, ''dpal gsang ba'i snying po de kho nyid nges pa'i rgyud kyi rgyal po sgyu 'phrul drwa ba spyi don gyi sgo nas gtan la 'bebs par byed pa'i legs bshad gsang bdag zhal lung''}} ff.
 
:*''Ornament of the Wisdom Mind of the Lord of Secrets''
 
:*''Ornament of the Wisdom Mind of the Lord of Secrets''
*[[Mipham Rinpoche]], ''[[Essence of Clear Light]]'' (Wyl. '' 'od gsal snying po'')
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::{{TBRCW|O003JR198|O003JR198003JR5047$W25983|དཔལ་གསང་བའི་སྙིང་པོ་དེ་ཁོ་ཉིད་ངེས་པའི་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་འགྲེལ་པ་གསང་བདག་དགོངས་རྒྱན་, ''dpal gsang ba'i snying po de kho nyid nges pa'i rgyud kyi 'grel pa gsang bdag dgongs rgyan''}}
*[[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]], ''[[Key to the Precious Treasury]]'' (Wyl. ''mdzod kyi lde mig'')
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*[[Mipham Rinpoche]], ''[[Essence of Clear Light]]'' (Tib. འོད་གསལ་སྙིང་པོ་, Wyl. '' 'od gsal snying po''), a commentary on Longchen Rabjam's commentary ''Dispelling Darkness in the Ten Directions''.
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:{{TBRCW|O003JR198|O003JR198003JR5036$W25983|གསང་འགྲེལ་ཕྱོགས་བཅུའི་མུན་སེལ་གྱི་སྤྱི་དོན་འོད་གསལ་སྙིང་པོ་, ''gsang 'grel phyogs bcu'i mun sel gyi spyi don 'od gsal snying po''}}
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*[[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]], ''[[Key to the Precious Treasury]]'' (Tib. མཛོད་ཀྱི་ལྡེ་མིག་, Wyl. ''mdzod kyi lde mig'')
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:{{TBRCW|O003JR198|O003JR198003JR5052$W25983|དཔལ་གསང་བའི་སྙིང་པོའི་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་སྤྱི་དོན་ཉུང་ངུའི་ངག་གིས་རྣམ་པར་འབྱེད་པ་རིན་ཆེན་མཛོད་ཀྱི་ལྡེ་མིག་, dpal gsang ba'i snying po'i rgyud kyi spyi don nyung ngu'i ngag gis rnam par 'byed pa rin chen mdzod kyi lde mig}}
  
 
===English Translations===
 
===English Translations===
*[[Jamgön Mipham]], ''Luminous Essence, A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra'', Dharmachakra Translation Committee (Snow Lion, 2009)
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*[[Longchen Rabjam]], ''[[Dispelling Darkness in the Ten Directions]]'', [http://lightofberotsana.squarespace.com/translations-published/ Light of Berotsana Translation], Snow Lion, 2011. The text also includes a translation of the root tantra.
*[[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]], ''[[Key to the Precious Treasury]]'', Light of Berotsana Translation, forthcoming.
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*[[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]], ''[[Key to the Precious Treasury]]'', Light of Berotsana Translation, Snow Lion, 2011.
*[[Mipham Rinpoche]], ''[[Essence of Clear Light]]'', Light of Berotsana Translation, forthcoming.
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*[[Ju Mipham Jampal Gyepa'i Dorje]], ''[[Essence of Clear Light]]'', trans. by [[Lama Chönam]] and Sangye Khandro of the Light of Berotsana Translation Group (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2010). Also translated as, [[Jamgön Mipham]], ''Luminous Essence, A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra'', trans. by Dharmachakra Translation Committee (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2009).
*[[Longchen Rabjam]], ''[[Dispelling Darkness in the Ten Directions]]'', Light of Berotsana Translation, forthcoming.
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*[[Khenpo Namdrol]], Transcript of the teachings on Longchenpa's ''Dispelling Darkness in the Ten Directions'', on the [http://lightofberotsana.squarespace.com/translations-published/ Light of Berotsana website].
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Recordings of Khenpo Namdrol's teaching on Longchenpa's ''Dispelling Darkness in the Ten Directions'', Dodrupchen's ''Key to the Precious Treasury'', and Mipham Rinpoche's ''Essence of Clear Light'' are also available with English translation by Sangye Khandro from [http://lightofberotsana.squarespace.com/translations-published/ Light of Berotsana] and the [http://www.zamstore.com Zam Store]
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==Teachings on the Guhyagarbha Tantra Given to the [[About Rigpa|Rigpa]] Sangha==
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These teachings have been given several times to the Rigpa sangha, including:
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*[[Khenpo Petse Rinpoche]], [[Lerab Ling]], 13-29 August 1997, using [[Mipham Rinpoche]]'s ''[[Essence of Clear Light]]'' commentary.
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*[[Khenpo Namdrol]], Lerab Ling, 2003-2006, using [[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]]'s ''[[Key to the Precious Treasury]]'' commentary.
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*Khenpo Namdrol, [[Rigpa Shedra]] East, 24 & 28 January, 4 & 18 February 2012, using Mipham Rinpoche's ''Essence of Clear Light'' commentary. 
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*[[Khenpo Sönam Tobden]], Rigpa Shedra East, January to March 2012, using Mipham Rinpoche's ''Essence of Clear Light'' commentary. 
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*Khenpo Namdrol, Rigpa Shedra East, 8 teachings in January, February & March 2013, using Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima's ''Key to the Precious Treasury'' commentary. 
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*[[Khenpo Tashi Tseten]], Rigpa Shedra East, January to March 2013, using Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima's ''Key to the Precious Treasury'' commentary.
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==Alternative Translations==
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*Tantra of the Secret Nucleus Which is Definitive with Respect to the Real (Gyurme Dorje)
  
==Teachings on the Guhyagarbha Tantra==
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==Notes==
These teachings have been given several times to the Rigpa Sangha, including:
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<small><references/></small>
*[[Khenpo Petse Rinpoche]], [[Lerab Ling]], 1997, using [[Mipham Rinpoche]]'s ''[[Essence of Clear Light]]'' commentary.
 
*[[Khenpo Namdrol]], [[Lerab Ling]], 2003-2006, using [[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]]'s ''[[Key to the Precious Treasury]]'' commentary.
 
  
 
==Further Reading==
 
==Further Reading==
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*Herbert V. Guenther, ''Matrix of Mystery: Scientific and Humanistic Aspects of RDzogs-Chen Thought'', (Shambhala, 1984).
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*Khenpo Palden Sherab Rinpoche & Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, ''Splendid Presence of the Great Guhyagarbha: Opening the Wisdom Door of the King of All Tantras'', Dharma Samudra, 2011
 
*Nathaniel DeWitt Garson, ''Penetrating the Secret Essence Tantra: Context and Philosophy in the Mahāyoga System of rNying-ma Tantra'', unpublished PhD dissertation, University of Virginia, 2004
 
*Nathaniel DeWitt Garson, ''Penetrating the Secret Essence Tantra: Context and Philosophy in the Mahāyoga System of rNying-ma Tantra'', unpublished PhD dissertation, University of Virginia, 2004
 
*[[Ringu Tulku]], ''The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgön Kongtrul the Great'', Shambhala Publications, 2006, pp. 75-79
 
*[[Ringu Tulku]], ''The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgön Kongtrul the Great'', Shambhala Publications, 2006, pp. 75-79
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*Sam van Schaik, [https://earlytibet.com/2007/08/27/in-search-of-the-guhyagarbha-tantra/ ''In search of the Guhyagarbha tantra'']
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==Internal Links==
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*[[Eighteen tantras of Mahayoga]]
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*[[Four sections of Magical Illusion]]
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*[[Eight Sections of Magical Illusion]]
  
 
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Guhyagarbha Tantra (Skt.; Tib. རྒྱུད་གསང་བ་སྙིང་པོ་, Gyü Sangwé Nyingpo, Wyl. rgyud gsang ba'i snying po), The Essence of Secrets Tantra is the main tantra of the Mahayoga. It contains twenty-two chapters.[1]

Khenpo Namdrol writes: "Among the distinctions within Mahayoga, namely the great accomplishment pratices of the eight herukas and the eighteen classes of the great tantras, this Secret Essence Tantra extracts the essence of them all, as well as being the general tantra of enlightened mind. The twenty-two chapters of this tantra afford an explanation of the three tantras of the ground, path and result and, within the context of the tantra of the path, the ten topics of tantra."[2]

Title

Its fuller title is the Glorious Web of Magical Illusion, The Secret Essence Definitive Nature Just As It Is (Tib. Pal Gyutrül Drawa Sangwé Nyingpo De Kona Nyid Ngé Pa, Wyl. dpal sgyu 'phrul drva ba gsang ba'i snying po de kho na nyid nges pa), which can itself be condensed to the alternative title of Tantra of the Web of Magical Illusion (Tib. Gyutrül Drawa Gyü, Wyl. sgyu 'phrul drva ba rgyud).

Commentarial Tradition

For centuries, detailed study of its root verses and many celebrated commentaries, including Longchenpa's Trilogy of Dispelling Darkness, Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima's Key to the Precious Treasury and Mipham Rinpoche's Essence of Clear Light, has been the key to understanding the Vajrayana’s most prominent themes and practices, such as empowerment, samaya, mantra recitation and the use of mandalas.

In Tibet, two major commentarial traditions of this tantra have developed:

Alternative Translations

  • Secret Essence Tantra
  • Tantra of the Secret Nucleus (Dorje & Kapstein)
  • Tantra of the Secret Essence

Tibetan Texts

The Guhyagarbha Tantra was translated from Sanskrit into Tibetan on four occasions, but principally by Nyak Jñanakumara and Ma Rinchen Chok, following the instruction of Vimalamitra.[4]

Commentaries[5]

Indian

  • King Dza
    • Array of the Path of the Magical Net (སྒྱུ་འཕྲུལ་ལམ་རྣམ་བཀོད་, Wyl. sgyu 'phrul lam rnam bkod) (P.4737, NK Vol. 81)
    • Instruction on the Two Stages of the Guhyagarbha (Skt. śrīguhyagarbhakramadvayoddeśa) (P. 4771, NK Vol. 81)
  • Vilasavajra, Guhyagarbhamahātantrarājatīkā (Skt.)
TBRC-tag.png དཔལ་གསང་བ་སྙིང་པོའི་འགྲེལ་པ་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་སྤར་ཁབ་, dpal gsang ba snying po'i 'grel pa rin po che'i spar khab

Tibetan

TBRC-tag.png དཀོན་མཆོག་འགྲེལ་, dkon mchog 'grel
TBRC-tag.png དཔལ་གསང་བ་སྙིང་པོ་དེ་ཁོ་ན་ཉིད་ངེས་པའི་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་འགྲེལ་པ་ཕྱོགས་བཅུའི་མུན་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་རྣམ་པར་སེལ་བ་, dpal gsang ba snying po de kho na nyid nges pa'i rgyud kyi 'grel pa phyogs bcu'i mun pa thams cad rnam par sel ba
  • Dispelling Darkness of the Mind (Tib. གསང་སྙིང་སྤྱི་དོན་ཡིད་ཀྱི་མུན་སེལ་, gsang snying spyi don yid kyi mun sel)
TBRC-tag.png དཔལ་གསང་བ་སྙིང་པོའི་སྤྱི་དོན་ལེགས་པ་བཤད་པའི་སྣང་བས་ཡིད་ཀྱི་མུན་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་སེལ་བ་, dpal gsang ba snying po'i spyi don legs pa bshad pa'i snang bas yid kyi mun pa thams cad sel ba
  • Dispelling Darkness of Ignorance (Tib. གསང་སྙིང་བསྡུས་དོན་མ་རིག་མུན་སེལ་, gsang snying bsdus don ma rig mun sel)
TBRC-tag.png དཔལ་གསང་བ་སྙིང་པོའི་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་བསྡུས་དོན་མ་རིག་པ་མུན་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་སེལ་བ་, dpal gsang ba snying po'i rgyud kyi bsdus don ma rig pa mun pa thams cad sel ba
  • Oral Instructions of the Lord of Secrets
TBRC-tag.png དཔལ་གསང་བའི་སྙིང་པོ་དེ་ཁོ་ཉིད་ངེས་པའི་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་སྒྱུ་འཕྲུལ་དྲྭ་བ་སྤྱི་དོན་གྱི་སྒོ་ནས་གཏན་ལ་འབེབས་པར་བྱེད་པའི་ལེགས་བཤད་གསང་བདག་ཞལ་ལུང་, dpal gsang ba'i snying po de kho nyid nges pa'i rgyud kyi rgyal po sgyu 'phrul drwa ba spyi don gyi sgo nas gtan la 'bebs par byed pa'i legs bshad gsang bdag zhal lung ff.
  • Ornament of the Wisdom Mind of the Lord of Secrets
TBRC-tag.png དཔལ་གསང་བའི་སྙིང་པོ་དེ་ཁོ་ཉིད་ངེས་པའི་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་འགྲེལ་པ་གསང་བདག་དགོངས་རྒྱན་, dpal gsang ba'i snying po de kho nyid nges pa'i rgyud kyi 'grel pa gsang bdag dgongs rgyan
  • Mipham Rinpoche, Essence of Clear Light (Tib. འོད་གསལ་སྙིང་པོ་, Wyl. 'od gsal snying po), a commentary on Longchen Rabjam's commentary Dispelling Darkness in the Ten Directions.
TBRC-tag.png གསང་འགྲེལ་ཕྱོགས་བཅུའི་མུན་སེལ་གྱི་སྤྱི་དོན་འོད་གསལ་སྙིང་པོ་, gsang 'grel phyogs bcu'i mun sel gyi spyi don 'od gsal snying po
TBRC-tag.png དཔལ་གསང་བའི་སྙིང་པོའི་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་སྤྱི་དོན་ཉུང་ངུའི་ངག་གིས་རྣམ་པར་འབྱེད་པ་རིན་ཆེན་མཛོད་ཀྱི་ལྡེ་མིག་, dpal gsang ba'i snying po'i rgyud kyi spyi don nyung ngu'i ngag gis rnam par 'byed pa rin chen mdzod kyi lde mig

English Translations

Recordings of Khenpo Namdrol's teaching on Longchenpa's Dispelling Darkness in the Ten Directions, Dodrupchen's Key to the Precious Treasury, and Mipham Rinpoche's Essence of Clear Light are also available with English translation by Sangye Khandro from Light of Berotsana and the Zam Store

Teachings on the Guhyagarbha Tantra Given to the Rigpa Sangha

These teachings have been given several times to the Rigpa sangha, including:

Alternative Translations

  • Tantra of the Secret Nucleus Which is Definitive with Respect to the Real (Gyurme Dorje)

Notes

  1. There are actually three distinct versions of the Guhyagarbha Tantra, respectively in twenty-two, forty-six and eighty-two chapters. The concise version in twenty-two chapters is the one which is most widely studied within the Nyingma tradition (Source: Gyurme Dorje, Guhyagarbha Tantra: Introduction, PhD.).
  2. Introduction to Ju Mipham Jampal Gyepa'i Dorje, (2010), p. 1.
  3. Source: Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé, The Treasury of Knowledge, Systems of Buddhist Tantra (2005), p. 352, and Ju Mipham Jampal Gyepa'i Dorje (2010), p. 21-23.
  4. Source: Gyurme Dorje, Guhyagarbha Tantra: Introduction, PhD.
  5. By chronological order.

Further Reading

  • Herbert V. Guenther, Matrix of Mystery: Scientific and Humanistic Aspects of RDzogs-Chen Thought, (Shambhala, 1984).
  • Khenpo Palden Sherab Rinpoche & Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, Splendid Presence of the Great Guhyagarbha: Opening the Wisdom Door of the King of All Tantras, Dharma Samudra, 2011
  • Nathaniel DeWitt Garson, Penetrating the Secret Essence Tantra: Context and Philosophy in the Mahāyoga System of rNying-ma Tantra, unpublished PhD dissertation, University of Virginia, 2004
  • Ringu Tulku, The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgön Kongtrul the Great, Shambhala Publications, 2006, pp. 75-79
  • Sam van Schaik, In search of the Guhyagarbha tantra

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