A Visionary Account Known As Refining One's Perception (Nang-jang)
Paperback, 255 pages
Buddhahood Without Meditation, widely referred to by its subtitle, Nang-jang (Refining One's Perception), presents the view of the Great Perfection through the approach known as t'hregchhod (cutting through solidity). It is a direct transmission so powerful that just hearing it read aloud ensures that the listener will escape the suffering of samsara. The Dzogchen master Dudjom Lingpa (1835-1904) received these teachings in visionary dialogue with fourteen enlightened beings, including Avalokiteshvara, Vajrapani, Longchhenpa, and Saraha.
The Dudjom lineage- based on the hidden treasure teachings revealed by Dudjom Lingpa and his immediate rebirth, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1987), late head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism- is one of the principal modern lineages of the Great Perfection.
This second, revised edition is the result of a thorough reexamination of the original English translation in an effort to clarify the terminology and meaning of Dudjom Lingpa's text for Western students of the Great Perfection. The glossary has been revised accordingly and expanded to incorporate new terms. Like the previous edition, Buddhahood Without Meditation, Revised Edition includes the Tibetan text as edited by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, as well as his Strauctural Analysis and Outline.
"[The Nang-jang] was prepared as an inexhaustible treasure trove of the gift of the Buddha's teachings, the relics of the dharmakaya."
-H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, from the Afterword