16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Great but serious reading,
This review is from: Luminous Essence: A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra (Hardcover)
If you haven't studied Longchenpa's commentary, or at least studied a great deal of similar material, you will have very little idea what is going on in this book, except for an occasional glimpse through the fog into some fantastic stuff. If you have studied Longchenpa's commentary, this book is a fantastic overview of his text wherein he summarizes the material succinctly and clearly. If you want to learn this material, find a lama to help you. I'm not kidding. This material is what is called 'self secret'- if you are aren't capable of understanding it then it will be a secret to you even if you read it. It's not that anybody wants to keep the teaching secret, it's just too profound to be understood without help.
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