By Tony Duff
Flight of the Garuda is a sequence of twenty-three songs sung through the Dzogchen grasp Tshogdrug Rangdrol [1781-1850 C.E.] for the sake of his scholars. The songs clarify the perform referred to as Thorough minimize (Thregcho), that is one of many innermost practices of Dzogchen or nice crowning glory. Tshogdrug Rangdrol, who's commonly often called Zhabkar, later compiled the songs right into a textual content. over the years, this article turned the most renowned texts used to provide an explanation for Thorough minimize due to its whole and intensely transparent therapy of the practice.
The translation here's a clean translation of Flight of the Garuda which improves significantly on prior translations. the interpretation was once made by way of Lama Tony in Tibet, whereas receiving a longer educating at the whole textual content via the nice treasure revealer Ontrul Tenpa'i Wangchuk. the interpretation advantages from the outstanding wisdom and excessive awareness of this grasp and the overall surroundings of natural benefits of the Nyingthig Dzogchen (Quintessential nice of completion) culture in his retreat centre.
Those who've learn both of the opposite translations on hand may be shocked and overjoyed at this translation. Verse and prose models of the interpretation are supplied to accomodate all wishes. A precis of issues of the textual content, via Ontrul Tenpa'i Wangchuk, which has now not been noticeable prior to and which is helping significantly to realizing the numerous subject matters in the textual content itself has been included.
A long creation is helping the reader comprehend the historical past to the textual content. huge footnotes and an extended word list were supplied in order that the reader can basically comprehend all of the info involved.
A very well-known observation on Thorough minimize known as characteristic of the specialist wonderful King; Ontrul Tenpa'i Wangchuk has written a statement to it that is on hand from PKTC lower than the name Relics of Dharmakaya.