The Supreme Source: The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde Kunjed Gyalpo (Paperback)

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The aim of Dzogchen is the reawakening of the individual to the primordial state of enlightenment, which is naturally found in all beings. The master introduces the student to his or her real nature already perfected and enlightened, but it is only by recognizing this nature and remaining in this state of recognition in all daily activities that the student becomes a real Dzogchen practitioner of the direct path of self-liberation. In this book the Dzogchen teaching is presented through the tantra Kunjed Gyalpo, or "The King Who Creates Everything"—a personification of the primordial state of enlightenment. This tantra is the fundamental scripture of the Semde, or "Nature of Mind," tradition of Dzogchen and is the most authoritative source for understanding the Dzogchen view. The commentary by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu gives easier insight into the depths of these teachings. Adriano Clemente translated the main selections of the original tantra.

About the Author


Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is a Tibetan master of the Dzogchen tradition. He has been a professor at the Oriental Institute of the University of Naples, Italy, and is the author of many books, including The Crystal and the Way of Light, The Supreme Source, and Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State.

Praise For…


"An exceptionally well-written text, which could become the 'bible' of the Dzogchen teachings."—Explorations

"This material is profound, powerful, and far reaching, a direct teaching on 'that which transcends words and thought.'"—Religious Studies Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781559391207
ISBN-10: 1559391200
Publisher: Snow Lion
Publication Date: May 1st, 1999
Pages: 296
Language: English