Paths and Grounds of Guhyasamaja According to Arya Nagarjuna
by Master Yangchen Gawai Lodoe
Translated by Tenzin Dorjee
Path and Grounds of Guhyasamaja According to Arya Nagarjuna" is a very significant eighteenth century Tibetan treatise (with a brief contemporary commentary) which maps out the paths and the grounds of Guhyasamaja Tantra according to Arya Nagarjuna's tradition. It is based on the incomparable masterpieces of Manjushri, Lama Tsongkhapa and his hear-like disciples. In many Buddhist Tantras and works of realized masters, Guhyasamaja is referred to as "the supreme and king of all Tantras." Acharya Chandrakirti's "Bright Lamp" (sgron gsal) states, "This (Guhyasamaja) is the supreme subsidiary practice; a compendium of the meanings of all Tantras." Khedrup Rinpoche in his "Short Writing (Yig chung) states, "Moreover, if one initially understands Guhyasamaja one will automatically understand other Tantras." His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama has also stated that the Guhyasamaja provides structure to other Highest Yoga Tantras; it , therefore, makes it easier to understand other Tantras of the same class. In short, this work is an indispensable guide for initiated Buddhist tantric practitioners especially those of Guhyasamaja.