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Kunzang Thugtig, Samantabhadra’s Mind Essence; the Texts for the Practice of Thorough Cut and Direct Crossing (Thregcho and Thogal)

From Chogling Tersar, translations and introduction by Tony Duff

TitleKunzang Thugtig, Samantabhadra’s Mind Essence; the Texts for the Practice of Thorough Cut and Direct Crossing (Thregcho and Thogal)
AuthorTranslations and introduction by Tony Duff
Details68 pages, 5.5" X 8.5", US$25, available in PDF e-book format
ISBN
TextsTibetan texts in Tibetan script not included

The Chogling Tersar (New Treasures of Choggyur Lingpa) contains a number of anthologies that come from the treasures revealed by Choggyur Lingpa and which contain everything needed for a complete practice from beginning to end of the Vajra Vehicle.  One of the most profound anthologies is the one popularly called “Kunzang Thugthig” in Tibetan, Samantabhadra’s Mind Essence.

Kunzang Thugtig contains everything needed for a complete practice of Great Completion.  It has empowerments, texts, and oral instructions that provide everything needed to do a complete practice of both Thorough Cut (Tregcho) and Direct Crossing (Thogal).  The book here contains two of the key texts of this system.  The first is the revealed treasure of the anthology which sets out the entire path of Great Completion practice.  It is a whole teaching in verse by Padmasambhava that shows the whole path of Great Completion starting from the ordinary preliminaries and going all the way through Parting into Sides, Thorough Cut, and Direct Crossing.  It is a particularly beautiful work to read.  The second is the main commentary that is used to clarify Guru Rinpoche’s instructions in that revealed treasure.  It is a commentary written by Karmey Khenpo who is one of the important figures connected with Choggyur Lingpa.

The two texts were translated at the request of Tsoknyi Rinpoche, who gave all the necessary empowerments and instructions to the translator, Tony.  There was another translation available at the time but Tsoknyi Rinpoche felt it was not clear and asked Tony to make new translations of both texts saying specifically that a clearer and more accurate translations were needed.

You cannot purchase this text unless you have had the empowerments, instructions, and necessary transmissions from a qualified teacher; this will usually be someone in Tulku Ugyen’s family such as Tulku Ugyen, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Chogling Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, and so on.  Alternatively, you must have had significant instruction in Thorough Cut and Direct Crossing.  If you are in doubt DO NOT purchase the book but write to us first seeking permission to purchase.

If you have a special need for a paper edition of the text, please contact us first.

The book contains translations of the following texts:
The Treasure Revealed by Choggyur Lingpa: “From The Refined Gold of Great Completion, the Essence of Samantabhadra’s Enlightened Mind: Wish-Fulfilling Jewel of a Guide to the Meaning, Whose Essence is the Self-Illuminating Mind”
The Commentary by Karmey Khenpo: “A Profound Guide, Condensed yet Utterly Clear, to Supreme’s Treasure, “The Essence of Samantabhadra’s Enlightened Mind””
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