Now That I Come to Die (audio CD)
Intimate guidance from one of Tibet's greatest masters with an introduction by Tarthang Tulku!
The all-knowing Longchenpa (1308 - 1364) stands at the centre of the Nyingma tradition. Acknowledged by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism as one of Tibet's greatest masters, he wrote works that cover every aspect of the Buddhist path. His writings, in clear and luminous prose, have the power to awaken our innermost knowing and inspire us to act on the knowledge we already have.
The first work in this collection, “Now that I Come to Die,” contains Longchenpa’s heartfelt advice to his closest disciples on how to make the teachings a path of transformation. The two other works focus on the powerful practices of the Four Immeasurables: Love, Joy, Compassion, and Equanimity. The final section, the commentary, never before published in book form, shows how systematic practice of these “catalysts of being” can up-end the usual routines of our daily existence and lead us beyond the limits we have learned to take for granted. Worldliness is done with; this life's show is over!
This new volume also includes the master's own commentary on chapter 7 of Kindly Bent to Ease Us Volume 1, which presents The Four Immeasurable Qualities of Equanimity, Love, Compassion, and Joy, the inner resources for strength, serenity, and well-being.
Introduction: All Knowledge, All Light by Tarthang Tulku
Now that I Come to Die—Longchenpa's Parting Injunctions
The Four Immeasurably Great Catalysts of Being
Longchenpa's Verses and Commentary on the Four Immeasurably Great Catalysts of Being