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[[Image:Longchenpa from 12.jpg|frame|[[Longchen Rabjam]] composed commentaries to the major [[Nyingtik traditions]]]]
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The '''[[Nyingtik]]''' ([[Wyl.]] ''[[snying thig]]'' or ''snying tig'') teachings are the [[innermost secret]] teachings of [[Dzogchen]]. The [[Dzogchen]] teachings were revealed to [[Garab Dorje|Prahevajra (Tib. Garab Dorje)]] by [[Vajrasattva]], and passed down through an unbroken [[lineage]] to {{Wiki|present}} day [[masters]]. Within the [[Dzogchen]] teachings, there are [[three categories]] of teachings suitable to students of different capacity. The [[Nyingtik]] is the [[innermost secret unsurpassed cycle]] of teachings ([[Wyl.]] ''[[yang gsang bla na med pa'i skor]]'') of the [[Category of Pith Instructions]]; this cycle is the most [[direct approach]] for students of the [[highest]] capacity.
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Within the [[Nyingtik teachings]], there are [[tantra]]s (Tib. ''gyü'') and instructional (Tib. ''[[mengak]]'') texts. Regarding the instructional texts, [[Tulku Thondup]] explains:
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:The instructional teachings are elucidated and condensed in two major [[traditions]] of [[Nyingtik]].
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:*The first one is the detailed teachings for/of the '''[[scholars]]''', brought to [[Tibet]] by [[Vimalamitra]] and known as [[Vima Nyingtik]]. It is mainly based on the [[Seventeen Tantras]] and the [[Troma tantra]].
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:*The second one is the profound teachings for/of '''{{Wiki|mendicants}}''' [or [[yogi]]s], brought to [[Tibet]] by [[Guru]] [[Padmasambhava]] and known as [[Khandro Nyingtik]]. It is mainly based on the [[Longsal Barma]] [[tantra]]. <ref>[[Tulku Thondup]], ''[[Masters of Meditation and Miracles]]'', edited by Harold Talbott (Boston & {{Wiki|London}}: [[Shambhala]], 1999), page 33.</ref>
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In the fourteenth century in [[Tibet]], the [[great master]] [[Longchen Rabjam]] became the [[lineage]] holder of both of these [[Nyingtik traditions]], and wrote a commentary on each [[tradition]] (see [[Nyingtik Yabshyi]]).<noinclude>
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[[Tulku Thondup]] continues:
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: In addition to the original [[tantras]] of [[Nyingtik]], the innermost [[esoteric teachings]] of [[Mengakdé]] translated into [[Tibetan]], many other [[Nyingtik teachings]] were brought to [[Tibet]] mainly through [[Vimalamitra]] and [[Guru Rinpoche]] (and also [[Vairotsana]]). Some were transmitted in [[pure vision]]s to great [[realized]] [[masters]] by [[siddha]]s who lived centuries before them. Some were discovered by [[masters]] in their state of [[realization]] of [[primordial wisdom]]. Some were revealed by [[masters]] as [[terma|ters]], which had been transmitted to them in their {{Wiki|past}} [[lives]] by [[enlightened]] [[masters]] and [[awakened]] in this [[life]] to be revealed by others. They include
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:*[[Vima Nyingtik]] ['old' [[Nyingtik]] & [[kama]] [[lineage]]]
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:*[[Khandro Nyingtik]] ['new' [[Nyingtik]] & [[terma]] [[lineage]]]
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:*[[Chetsun Nyingtik]] [a reminiscence of [[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]]]
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:*[[Gongpa Zangthal]] [revealed by [[Rigdzin Gödem]]]
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:*[[Kadak Rangjung Rangshar]]
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:*Gongpa Yangdü
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:*[[Yangtik]] Nakpo
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:*[[Ati Zabdön Nyingpo]]
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:*[[Karma Nyingtik]] [written down by the [[Third Karmapa]], [[Rangjung Dorje]]]
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:*[[Longchen Nyingtik]] [revealed by [[Jikmé Lingpa]]]
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:*[[Ösal]] [[Nyingtik]]
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:*[[Dorsem Nyingtik]] [revealed by [[Kunkyong Lingpa]] in the fifteenth century], and
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:*[[Tsogyal]] [[Nyingtik]].<ref>id.</ref>
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==Notes==
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<small><references/></small>
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Longchen Rabjam composed commentaries to the major Nyingtik traditions

The Nyingtik (Wyl. snying thig or snying tig) teachings are the innermost secret teachings of Dzogchen. The Dzogchen teachings were revealed to Prahevajra (Tib. Garab Dorje) by Vajrasattva, and passed down through an unbroken lineage to present day masters. Within the Dzogchen teachings, there are three categories of teachings suitable to students of different capacity. The Nyingtik is the innermost secret unsurpassed cycle of teachings (Wyl. yang gsang bla na med pa'i skor) of the Category of Pith Instructions; this cycle is the most direct approach for students of the highest capacity.

Within the Nyingtik teachings, there are tantras (Tib. gyü) and instructional (Tib. mengak) texts. Regarding the instructional texts, Tulku Thondup explains:

The instructional teachings are elucidated and condensed in two major traditions of Nyingtik.

In the fourteenth century in Tibet, the great master Longchen Rabjam became the lineage holder of both of these Nyingtik traditions, and wrote a commentary on each tradition (see Nyingtik Yabshyi).

Tulku Thondup continues:

In addition to the original tantras of Nyingtik, the innermost esoteric teachings of Mengakdé translated into Tibetan, many other Nyingtik teachings were brought to Tibet mainly through Vimalamitra and Guru Rinpoche (and also Vairotsana). Some were transmitted in pure visions to great realized masters by siddhas who lived centuries before them. Some were discovered by masters in their state of realization of primordial wisdom. Some were revealed by masters as ters, which had been transmitted to them in their past lives by enlightened masters and awakened in this life to be revealed by others. They include

Notes

  1. Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, edited by Harold Talbott (Boston & London: Shambhala, 1999), page 33.
  2. id.

Source

RigpaWiki:Nyingtik