The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol

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The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar and Rigpa Rangdrol

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:54 pm

The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra (vol 1) and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra (vol 2): A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar (vol 1) and A Translation of the Rigpa Rangdrol (vol 2)

I just noticed the the price to pre-order Loppon Malcolm's upcoming Dzogchen translation has dropped its price on Amazon from $120 to $99.72. Amazon also has this:
Pre-order Price Guarantee! Order now and if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price.
I just pre-ordered the text :twothumbsup:

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Post by Sennin » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:35 pm

Thomas Amundsen wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:54 pm
The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra (vol 1) and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra (vol 2): A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar (vol 1) and A Translation of the Rigpa Rangdrol (vol 2)

I just noticed the the price to pre-order Loppon Malcolm's upcoming Dzogchen translation has dropped its price on Amazon from $120 to $99.72. Amazon also has this:
Pre-order Price Guarantee! Order now and if the Amazon.com price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price.
I just pre-ordered the text :twothumbsup:
Awesome. I'm placing my order this Friday!

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Post by jnanasutra » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:35 pm

I just pre-ordered as well!!! Thanks! :applause:


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Post by ⊙ Fimbul ⊙ » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:40 am

Does this come in two physical volumes, one for each tantra, or just one? I am curious since the picture of the cover displayed on amazon seems to only be the Rigpa Rangshar.

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Post by Malcolm » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:08 pm

⊙ Fimbul ⊙ wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:40 am
Does this come in two physical volumes, one for each tantra, or just one? I am curious since the picture of the cover displayed on amazon seems to only be the Rigpa Rangshar.
Two volume box set
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-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

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Post by Tlalok » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:13 am

Any chance for a reading transmission for this bad boy like Buddhahood in This Life, Malcom?

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Post by Malcolm » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:04 am

Tlalok wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:13 am
Any chance for a reading transmission for this bad boy like Buddhahood in This Life, Malcom?
There is a lung. But the colophon states that possession of the text by people qualified through empowerment is sufficient to read it, unlike the rest of the seventeen tantras, which do require a lung.
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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Post by amanitamusc » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:26 am

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:04 am
Tlalok wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:13 am
Any chance for a reading transmission for this bad boy like Buddhahood in This Life, Malcom?
There is a lung. But the colophon states that possession of the text by people qualified through empowerment is sufficient to read it, unlike the rest of the seventeen tantras, which do require a lung.
What is it that sets this one apart, lung wise?

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Post by Malcolm » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:22 pm

"Ācārya Malcolm Smith has certainly given the world a rare gift by presenting to English-reading Dzogchen practitioners in the worldwide Buddhist community this skilled translation of Volume One of the Seventeen Tantras, the Self-Arisen Vidyā Tantra, and Volume Two, its accompanying commentarial tantra, the Self-Liberated Vidyā Tantra. The exceptional features of each of the seventeen tantras of Ati Yoga’s quintessential secret cycle of the upadeśa class are described with metaphors. The Self-Arisen Vidyā Tantra is described with the metaphor of the ocean. The eighty-six chapters of this oceanic treatise detail the pinnacle view, meditation, conduct, and result of all paths of Buddhadharma presented in this world. As the destined Dharma of this time, this translation is extremely timely. I wish to express deep gratitude to Malcolm and the wonderful Zangthal team for their noble aspiration and qualified capacity to finally bring these most precious teachings that exist in our world into the English language."

Sangye Khandro
Light of Berotsana Translation Group
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Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra


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Post by heart » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:01 pm

amanitamusc wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:41 pm
Excellent! :cheers:
I second that. :smile:

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Post by Norwegian » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:08 pm

Woohoo!
Really looking forward to the publication of this release!

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Post by Johnny Dangerous » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:11 pm

Looking forward to this, and budgeting in anticipation.
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Post by Sennin » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:35 pm

Norwegian wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:08 pm
Woohoo!
Really looking forward to the publication of this release!
Yeah there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about it. :smile:

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Post by Drenpa » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:45 am

Sennin wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Norwegian wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:08 pm
Woohoo!
Really looking forward to the publication of this release!
Yeah there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about it. :smile:
Lol. That's awesome.

It's more than just a bit sad that in a world where millions wait on pins and needles for the latest Marvel movie to drop, that there are relatively few who value something truly monumental and of inestimable value, like the qualified translation of these treasures.

But the flame of a single candle can set the forest ablaze, so here's hoping.

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Post by Arnoud » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:18 pm

Thank you very much Malcolm. Truly extraordinary. How long did it take you to translate the whole text? Must have been a few days. :smile:

BTW, if anyone has lack of funds but has the requirements to read this text, please let me know. I will pay for three sets and shipping for those who can't afford it. It would be best if that was in the US as shipping overseas gets very expensive but let me know and I can see what I can do.

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Post by Kunga Lhadzom » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:51 pm

What empowerment do you need to read this...hopefully I can get it before August...
If not I'll give the book to someone that is qualified. ....i pre-ordered...
The Universe flowing through my veins...stars falling from my eyes......rocks rolling in my head...lemon juice dripping down my chin....

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Post by Norwegian » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:54 pm

Kunga Lhadzom wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:51 pm
What empowerment do you need to read this...hopefully I can get it before August...
If not I'll give the book to someone that is qualified. ....i pre-ordered...
Direct introduction and being a Dzogchen practitioner. Then it's something truly beneficial.

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