Profound Inner Meaning
Profound Inner Meaning or 'Zabmo Nangdon' (Tibetan: ཟབ་མོ་ནང་དོན, Wylie: zab mo nang don) is a major work of 'Rangjung Dorje' (Tibetan: རང་འབྱུང་རྡོ་རྗེ, Wylie: rang 'byung rdo rje) (1284–1339), the third Karmapa, born to a Nyingma family he received the full transmission of the Nyingma tradition, in addition to the Karma Kagyu.
Nomenclature, orthography and etymology
Rangjung Dorje was a noted scholar who composed many significant texts, the most famous of which is the Profound Inner Meaning (Wylie: zab mo nang don), which concern the Vajrayana inner yoga practices.
- "Rang byung's most famous, and perhaps most difficult work is yet another verse text, his Zab mo nang don, on the Anuttarayogatantras.
This eleven-chapter work is thirty-two folios in length.
- One: The Causes and Conditions for Saṃsāra and Nirvāṇa
- Two: Development of Body in Womb
- Three: Nāḍīs
- Four: Prāṇas
- Five: Bindus
- Six: The Four States
- Seven: Correspondence between Inner and Outer
- Eight: Imputed Deities
- Nine: Bases and Means of Purification
- Ten: Stages of the Path
- Eleven: Dissolution
- Conclusion: Vidyādhara piṭaka
- Karamapa III, Rangjung Dorje. zab mo nang gi don zhes bya ba'i gzhung and rnal 'byor bla med pa'i rgyud sde rgya mtsho'i snying po bsdus pa zab mo nang gi don nyung ngu'i tshig gis rnam par 'grol ba zab don snang byed. (The Profound Inner Meaning.) Rumtek, Sikkim: Karmapa'i chos sgar, n.d.