Longchen Rabjampa (1308-1363) was the greatest of Tibet's celebrated mystical poets and sages. The Trilogy of Finding Comfort and Ease is his most renowned work.
The publication in 1980 of Dr Herbert Guenther's translation of The Trilogy of Finding Comfort and Ease by Tarthang Tulku's Dharma Publishing under the title Kindly Bent to Ease Us was a crucial event in the publication of Dzogchen texts. It initiated a new phase of Dzogchen translation and offered a revised vocabulary for it. Concomitantly it provided a rationalization of the Vajrayana praxis that until then had been couched in simplistic, devotional terms.
The first response enables and enacts the immediate recognition of radical Dzogchen while the second reaction is a precursor of the gradual path of latter-day, elaborate or cultural, Dzogchen. The first relies upon existential experience and the precepts of atiyoga contained in the ancient texts and the second depends upon a relationship with the father-guru, upon mahayoga meditation practice and the religious life.
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Language & Literature (443)
Sacred Sites (102)
Tantric Buddhism (87)
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