Kindly Bent to Ease Us III

Author: Longchenpa
Translated by H.V. Guenther with extensive notes.


Kindly Bent to Ease Us, by the renown Nyingma master Longchenpa, was translated by H. V. Guenther. This trilogy of the view, path, and fruit of the Vajrayana teachings (known in Tibet as the Trilogy of Finding Comfort and Ease) is an important introduction to rDzogchen practice by one of its foremost Vidyadharas. Part 1 sets forth the preparation, essential concepts, ethical basis, and the stages of the Bodhisattva Path necessary for approaching the Vajrayana. Upon this foundation, Longchenpa introduces profound meditations on the nature of mind and reality. Part 2 describes the environments that support different types of practice, the qualities useful for those aspiring to the path, and detailed instructions for preliminary and advanced practices with descriptions of the experiences that result. Part 3 shows the practitioner how to transcend ordinary, limited perspectives using eight classic images that reveal the openness of reality: dreams, wizardry, illusion, mirage, reflections, echoes, cloud lands, and phantoms. A chapter on each image gives clear instructions for meditation and post-meditation practice to awaken readers to the magic of being in its two forms: the enchantment of samsara and the wonderment of nirvana, where mind finds comfort and ease.

Ranging from basic exposition to poetic vision, this trilogy, the Nyingma tradition's primary teaching on how to enter the path to enlightenment, is an essential foundation for all who seek enlightenment within the Nyingma tradition.


The third volume of Longchenpa's Trilogy shows the practitioner how to transcend ordinary limited perspectives using eight classic and evocative images that reveal the open nature of reality: dreams, wizardry, illusion, mirage, reflections, echoes, cloud lands, and phantoms. A chapter on each image gives clear instructions for meditation and post-meditation practice to awaken us to the magic of Being in its two forms the enchantment of samsara and the wonderment of nirvana, where the mind finds comfort and ease. Can be read independently of Parts One and Two. Priceless practice instructions for serious Dharma students.

Translated by H.V. Guenther with extensive notes.


ISBN 978-0-913546-45-1
171 pp 



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