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ORAL TRADITION FROM ZHANG-ZHUNG An Introduction to the Bonpo Dzogchen Teachings of the Oral Tradition from Zhang-zhung known as the Zhang-zhung snyan-rgyud THE ORAL TRADITION FROM ZHANG-ZHUNG An Introduction to the Bonpo Dzogchen Teachings of the Oral Tradition from Zhang-zhung known as the Zhang-zhung snyan-rgyud by John Myrdhin Reynolds pad Vajra Publications Thamel, Kathmandu Published by Vajra Publications Jyatha, Thamel (Hotel Norling), P.O. Box: 21779, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel/Fax: 4220562 e-mail: bidur_la@mos.com.np www.vajrabooks.com.np Distributed by Vajra Book Shop Jyatha, Thamel (Hotel Norling), PO. Box: 21779, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel/Fax: 4220562 e-mail: bidur_la@mos.com.np www.vajrabooks.com.np © 2005 by John Myrdhin Reynolds. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photography, recording, or by any information Storage or retrieval system or technologies now known or later developed, without permission in writing from the publisher. ISBN 99946-644-4-1 Printed on acid-free paper Printed in Nepal Table of Contents FOREWORD by Lopon Tenzin Namdak ......-.-- PREFACE by the Translator ....-.+-+++++55055> PART ONE he History and Lineages 7 ; eae 1. The Bonpo and Nyingmapa Traditions of Dzogchen ... . 3 Introduction ...... +605 sees e The Historical Development of Bon . P The Origin of Dzogchen ....- 2-02 02005- iE The Three Traditions of Bonpo Dzogchen . . E Chapter 2. The Primordial Buddha Kuntu Zangpo. a The Primordial Buddha.......- +--+ The Base, the Path, and the Fruit .... The Iconography of the Primordial Buddha . The Dialogue in Eternity . The Four Peaceful Deiti Chapter 3. The Mind-to-Mind Transmi The Nine-Fold Transmission of the Sugatas . Introduction to the Translations. . .-..- Translation of “The Small Text of the Nine-Fold Gee eee ere Loreen ee 32 Transmission of the Mind” ........ Pee pee Translations from “The Hagiographies of the Masters 0 « the Lineage”. ..... 0... 0e0 Chapter 4. The Oral Transmission of the Siddhas .. . The Transmission Lineages in General . i i 50 The Interrupted Transmission Lineages 0 The Uninterrupted Transmission Lineages . % The Lineage of the Twenty-four August Persons . : ‘The Transmission Lineages according to “The Three - Revelations”. .......0c0eceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeneneees