(Tibetan, literally "Great Perfection" similar to Mahamudra; the Sanskrit equivalent is mahasandhi) The Highest Yoga Tantra of the Tibetan tradition, and synonymous with Universal Gnosticism. His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, "According to the Nyingma tradition, Dzogchen is the most profound of all the vehicles leading to enlightenment... but unless the practitioner has the capacity to understand the teachings properly, mistaken views can easily develop... Without a deep intellectual and experiential foundation... [it] can easily lead to confusion." The same may be said of Gnosis.
Padmasambhava said, "[Dzogchen] is the secret, unsurpassed cycle of the supreme vehicle [of Tantra], the true essence of the definitive meaning; the short path for attaining Buddhahood in one life."
Based in developing the powers of visualization in meditation, and rooted in the establishment of perfect control over attention, Dzogchen harnesses the nature of all experience through profound conscious transformation of all impressions, and is enforced and realized through the supreme methods of White Tantra, or the perfect transformation of the vital energies.
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