By Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche
The Omniscient Sovereign of Dharma, Longchenpa, is a manifestation of the primal Buddha Samantabhadra.
Every single word of his teachings carries the weight of pure gold.
Having the connection to read or hear his teachings is a result of one’s merits accumulated throughout countless eons; it is a feat to be rejoiced immensely.
Jamyang Lodro Thaye says: “In India and Tibet, there have been many great scholars and highly realized beings. But definitely none of their works and commentaries could surpass those of the Omniscient Longchen Rabjam.”
Longchenpa himself also says: “The teachings I expounded on are really difficult to encounter; instructions for profound realization are easily accessible from them.”
Patrul Rinpoche also gives this advice ardently: “The more you read other commentaries written with conceptual thinking, the more concepts you will generate.
On the other hand, merely listening to one sentence of the self-arising commentaries that go beyond any mental activities will bring you meditative concentration effortlessly.
To study the concept-bound commentaries is all in vain.
The teachings from Longchenpa, however, are like the wish-fulfilling jewel that grants people lasting joy and peace.
They are imbued with the same blessings as those from the Buddha; the merit generated by hearing, reflecting or meditating on them is just as great.
I pay sincere gratitude to the masters of the three lineages of transmission; by seeing we establish connections, by practicing we create vast merit.
Buddha nature is within every sentient being, how true it is.”
Many people nowadays are immersing themselves all day long in books written with discursive thoughts that only exacerbate the ills of three poisons.
Why not spend more time to browse the treasure trove of Longchenpa that is the manifestation of his supreme, absolute wisdom?
24th of April, Year of RenWu
June 4 2002
Written while reading Commentaries on the Treasure of Dharma Realm.