Treasury of the Natural State

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Treasure of the Natural State (Tib. གནས་ལུགས་མཛོད་, Neluk Dzö; Wyl. gnas lugs mdzod) — one of the Seven Treasuries of Longchenpa. It is a source for teachings on the unique samaya commitments of the Great Perfection.

Outline

It has five chapters:

  1. The Theme of Ineffability
  2. The Theme of Spontaneous Presence
  3. The Theme of Openness
  4. The Theme of Oneness
  5. The Individuals to Whom These Teachings May Be Entrusted

Text

  • Precious Treasure of the Natural State TBRC-tag.png གནས་ལུགས་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་མཛོད་, gnas lugs rin po che'i mdzod
    • English translation: The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding, translated by Richard Barron, in The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding (Padma Publishing, 1998).
  • The Exposition of the Quintessential Meaning of the Three Categories, A Commentary on the Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding, by Longchenpa (sde gsum sning po'i don 'grel gnas lugs rin po che'i mdzod ces bya ba'i 'grel pa)
    • English translation: The Commentary Upon The Treasury of Natural Perfection: An Exposition of the Inner Meaning of Dzogchen Instruction, translated by Keith Dowman, in Old Man Basking In the Sun: Longchenpa's Treasury of Natural Perfection, (Vajra Publications, 2006)
    • English translation: The Exposition of the Quintessential Meaning of the Three Categories, A Commentary on the Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding, translated by Richard Barron, in The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding (Padma Publishing, 1998).
    • English translation: The Commentary Upon The Treasury of Natural Perfection: An Exposition of the Inner Meaning of the Three Series of Dzogchen Instruction, in Natural Perfection, Longchenpa's Radical Dzogchen, translated by Keith Downman (Wisdom Publications, 2010).

Further Reading

  • Gregory Alexander Hillis, The Rhetoric of Naturalness: A Critical Study of the gNas lugs mdzod, University of Virginia, 2002

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