Ngöndro Commentary by Chökyi Drakpa
The commentary on the preliminary practices of Longchen Nyingtik by Chökyi Drakpa (chos kyi grags pa):
- A Torch for the Path to Omniscience: A Word by Word Commentary to the Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro | Ngöndro
This word-by-word explanation of the Longchen Nyingtik preliminaries draws upon and summarizes earlier commentaries, especially the most celebrated of them all, Patrul Rinpoche's Words of My Perfect Teacher (Kun bzang bla ma'i zhal lung). Yet Chökyi Drakpa's text is not entirely derivative and its relative brevity makes it ideal as a reminder of the most important points of the practice. This is why some lamas recommend reading and studying it regularly, together with the liturgy (which appears in bold).