Released in paperback for the first time, this brilliant translation of Longchenpa's famous work presents the entire scope of the Buddhist view combined with pith instructions for pointing out the nature of one's mind.
LONGCHEN RABJAM (1308-1363) is Tibet's most famous master of the Dzogchen tradition. He was a prolific scholar, poet, and accomplished spiritual practitioner. He authored hundreds of seminal texts that make up the core of Nyingma traditional instructions, systematically connecting traditional Buddhist thought with esoteric Dzogchen instructions. The PADMAKARA TRANSLATION GROUP, based in France, has a distinguished reputation for all its translations of Tibetan texts and teachings. Its work has been published in several languages and is renowned for its clear and accurate literary style.
"Rest is what we all lack most. Even more agonizing is that we
don't know how to do it; in fact, we don't even understand what it
means to rest. Who but Longchenpa can and will make absolutely sure
that we finally understand what rest is?"
-Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
"In his stunningly poetic exposition, the Trilogy of Rest, Gyalwa Longchenpa illumines the great path to enlightenment with unsurpassable depth and detail. Volume 1 of the trilogy, Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind, sets us upon that path, grounding us from our very first steps through to the profound-showing the most profound to be grounded in unshakable simplicity. Brilliantly clarifying the complexities we create to come to this realization, Longchenpa easily and clearly reveals the concordance of the journey's various stages.
This new translation of one of the greatest classics of the Nyingma School is wonderfully accessible and a most welcome contribution filled with the rich biographical and historical details of Longchenpa's own journey. Reading this book, one cannot help but feel the ping of recognition that goes beyond words to the heart of direct experience."
"This sacred volume embodies the entire Buddhist path-from how to inspire our wild mind towards the Dharma to how to fulfill the needs of all by awakening the nature of the mind, innate Buddhahood, as it is."