Now that I Come to Die
Now That I Come to Die is a compilation of 3 teachings by Longchenpa -- his parting injunctions and teachings on the Four Immeasurably Great Catalysts of Being.
The first text, an inspiring expression of joyful being flowing spontaneously from the depths of this great master's realization in lucid poetry of great beauty, was translated by Herbert V. Guenther.
The second text is Longchenpa's root teaching on the Four Immeasurables--Equanimity, Love, Compassion, and Joy--the inner resources for strength, serenity, and well-being.
The third text contains Longchenpa's own commentary on the Immeasurably Great Catalysts of Being. A key Mahayana teaching, the Four Immeasurables can be elevated through practice into the gateway to the inconceivably sublime realm of being that lies beyond the reach of words and concepts, beyond all residues of self and other.
For this compilation, published to present these precious teachings in a format that can be easily carried and consulted, Tarthang Tulku prepared an overview of Longchenpa's life and lineage, offering his thoughts on some of Longchenpa's teachings on impermanence, the inseparability of mind and shunyata, and the all-inclusive, all-illuminating Dharmadhatu.