Treasury of the Supreme Vehicle
The Treasure of the Supreme Vehicle (Tib. ཐེག་མཆོག་མཛོད་, Tekchok Dzö; Wyl. theg mchog mdzod) is one of the Seven Treasuries composed by the omniscient Longchenpa. Its 25 chapters provide a comprehensive treatment of a full range of Dzogchen topics.
- How the teacher came into this world system.
- An explanation of world environments and the beings therein.
- The spread of the Dharma.
- The philosophical systems.
- Aspects of certain meaning regarding Vajrayana.
- Empowerment classifications.
- Samaya discussion.
- Explanation of the Primordial Ground.
- Explanation of how the Ground spontaneously manifests as samsara and nirvana.
- The manner of going astray.
- How this occurs with respect to embodied karmic traces.
- Detailed explanation of essentials (Tib. རྩ་, རླུང་, ཐིག་ལེ་, rtsa, rlung, thig le).
- Enumeration of the four lamps (the support of primordial wisdom).
- Laying out how understanding is based on this.
- Discussion of alaya and dharmakaya.
- Explanation of all-encompassing space (Tib. དབྱིངས་, Wyl. dbyings) and wisdom (ཡེ་ཤེས་, Wyl. ye shes).
- Vast explanation of the profound path for those of gradualist capacity, using objects of focus and concentration (for those who like mental elaboration).
- Teaching which secures one on the path of essential vajra luminosity (for those free of mental elaborations).
- Teaching which secures one to the oral precepts that free one (for those with special superior capacities), the precious method of being free "without meditation", oral precepts on trekchö.
- Essentials in the practice of primordial wisdom with respect to spontaneous tögal.
- A vast explanation on the stages of practice regarding direct introduction.
- A vast explanation on the signs of certainty regarding the practices.
- A teaching on the way that the bardo manifests (how those with average capacity can become enlightened in the bardo).
- A teaching on how they gradually attain the ultimate result in the nirmanakaya pure land.
- An elaboration of the ways of achieving this, for those of lesser capacity.
- Franz-Karl Ehrhard, The Oldest Known Block Print of Klong-chen Rab-'byams-pa's Theg mchog mdzod: Facsimile Edition of Early Tibetan Block Prints, with an Introduction by Franz-Karl Ehrhard, Lumbini International Research Institute, Lumbini: 2000