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By Sam Van Schaik

Dzogchen, the nice Perfection, is the top meditative perform of the Nyingma institution of Tibetan Buddhism. Approaching the good Perfection seems at a seminal determine of this lineage, Jigme Lingpa, an eighteenth-century student and meditation grasp whose cycle of teachings, the Longchen Nyingtig, has been passed down via generations as a whole route to enlightenment. Ten of Jigme Lingpa's texts are provided right here, besides huge research by way of van Schaik of a center pressure inside of Buddhism: Does enlightenment increase steadily, or does it come abruptly? even though those positions are frequently portrayed through sleek students as entrenched polemical perspectives, van Schaik explains that either trends are current inside of all of the Tibetan Buddhist colleges. He demonstrates how Jigme Lingpa is a brilliant representation of this balancing act, utilizing the rhetoric of either side to propel his scholars alongside the trail of the good Perfection.

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