This is one of Longchenpa`s famous Seven Treasuries collection, commonly known as the Choying Dzod, on the Dzogchen practice of trekcho, or "cutting through". This collection discusses the primordial nature that is the ground of all experience, the view, meditation, and conduct of the spiritual path, and the final freedom that is the fruition of that path. This volume contains the source verses along with the Tibetan text, which provide a poetic summary of the subject matter dealt with at length in the commentary by Longchenpa, published in a companion volume, the Treasure Trove of Scriptural Transmission.
About the Choying Dzod, Longchenpa states,"Though the topics in this text are so profound that ordinary people will find it difficult to fathom their meaning, I have presented them without adulterating them with more common themes, and so have ensured that these teachings concerning the vajra heart essence, the most majestic spiritual approach, will last for a long time in this world. To those of you fortunate enough to have a devoted interest in this sublime spiritual approach, my earnest advice is: this text will serve as your eyes, so treat it with the highest respect."
"Simply having this book in one`s home is more valuable than having statues or stupas, for it truly is a relic of the dharmakaya." Chagdud Tulku.