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Texts belonging to the Nyingtik Yabzhi (snying thig ya bzhi) or Four-Part Heart-Essence:
- A Survey of the Fourfold Heart-Essence (Nyingtik Yabzhi) and the Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse (Longchen Nyingtik) by Dezhung Rinpoche
This brief explanation of the Fourfold Heart-Essence (Nyingtik Yabzhi) corpus and Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse (Longchen Nyingtik) revelation was written in Seattle in the early 1960s in reply to a question from E. Gene Smith. Dezhung Rinpoche consulted Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who clarified some points and added further notes. The text is thus included among the collected writings of both masters.
This invocation, drawn from the Khandro Yangtik collection, includes additional verses for some of the masters who followed Longchenpa in the lineage: Chökyi Drakpa, Nyima Özer, Kunga Gyaltsen, and Chöying Drakpa.
This prayer to Guru Padmasambhava for the swift fulfilment of all wishes begins with a verse from ‘The Infinite Cloud Banks of Profound Meaning’ (zab don rgya mtsho'i sprin phung), which is part of Longchen Rabjam’s Khandro Yangtik (mkha' 'gro yang tig), and concludes with several verses written by Jigme Lingpa. It is said to be particularly beneficial for Tibet, as it has the power to pacify illness, prevent famine and border invasions, and contribute to the welfare of the teachings and beings.
- Direct Path to the Primordial: A Concise Liturgy and Visualization for the Preliminary Accumulations of the Dzogpachenpo Vima Nyingtik by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
This liturgy includes sections on taking refuge, generating bodhicitta, Vajrasattva meditation, maṇḍala offering, and guru yoga. Jamyang Khyentse drew on earlier sources to compose the text at Palpung Monastery.
- Prayer to the Lineage of the Great Heart-Essence, the Pith Instruction Section of the Great Perfection by Longchen Rabjam
This prayer to the lineage of the pith-instruction section, or Mengak Dé (man ngag sde), of Dzogchen teachings appears in the Vima Nyingtik and has been supplemented over the centuries by masters including Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.