- A Collection of Padmasambhava's Advice to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal and Others
This companion volume to Dakini Teachings is a wonderful collection of teachings by Padmasambhava as recorded by his chief female disciple, Yeshe Tsogyal. These were concealed as terma and revealed by Nyang Ral Nyima Oser and others for the benefit of future generations.
The profundity of this advice is meant to be personally applied by all individuals in all circumstances, as they belong to a style called martri, or direct instructions. Often such advice is imparted only to one disciple at a time. Padmasambhava's direct instructions condense the essential meaning of the tantras of mahayoga, the scriptures of anuyoga, and the pith instructions of atiyoga, or dzogchen.
"These teachings are the central advice of the collected words of Padmasambhava, the great nirmanakaya master. They are words from his heart, meant to be personally practiced. Please keep this in mind."Yeshe Tsogyal.
"Don't mistake mere words to be the meaning of the teachings. Mingle the practice with your own being and attain liberation from samsara right now."Padmasambhava.