Kathmandu: PKTC, 2011. First printing. The Root Volumes of Longchen Nyingthig Great Completion contains specific texts for the various topics that need to be covered during the transmission of the teaching. One of them is a text by Jigmey Lingpa that gives a complete set of instructions on Development Stage practice, that is, the practice of visualizing a deity. The text, which is one of the core texts of the Longchen Nyingthig transmission of Great Completion, provides an extensive level of instruction in deity practice using a ground, path, and fruition presentation of the subject. The instruction is based on the root tantra of Mahayoga, the Core of the Secret (in Sanskrit, Guhyagarbha), in Tibetan gsang ba snying po. However, it adds instructions on applying the view of Great Completion to the visualization practice. The text is popularly known by its name “Stairway Leading to Akanishtha”. Paperback in new condition. Item #17163
180 pages, 2 colour plates.