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.


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

Tibetan Text


  • Dowman, Keith, Old Man Basking In the Sun: Longchenpa's Treasury of Natural Perfection, Vajra Publications, 2006
  • Longchen Rabjam, The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding, translated by Richard Barron, Padma Publishing, 1998

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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