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(Tib., rdzogs-chen).

The central teaching of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.Dzogchen or the Great Perfection is regarded as the highest and most definitive approach to enlightenment (bodhi). According to Dzogchen teachings, the intrinsic purity of the mind is ever-present and needs only to be recognized as such. There is a large corpus of texts teaching Dzogchen included in the Nyingma atiyoga division of the tantras which is subdivided into three groups: the mental class (sems-sde), the spatial category (klong-sde), and the instructional class (man-ngag-gi sde). Aspects of Dzogchen were transmitted to Tibet by Padmasambhava and Vimalamitra and later systematized by Longchenpa and then condensed by Jigmé Lingpa.

Subjects: Buddhism.

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