The Five Nails – Commentary by Tulku Tsultrim Zangpo (Tulku Tsulu)

The Five Nails (tib. gZer lNga) are the Northern Treasures (Byang gTer) accumulation practice (Ngöndro) which has to be practised before the Drubkor Nam Sum (tib. sGrub sKor rNam gSum), which consist of Drowa Kundrol (‘Gro Ba Kun Grol), the outer sadhana of Chenresig, who frees all beings (tib. Thugs rJe Chen Po ‘Gro Ba Kun Grol), the inner sadhana of Rigdzin Dungdrub (tib. Rig ‘Dzin gDung sGrub) and the secret sadhana of Thug Drub Dragpo Tsal (tib. Thugs sGrub Drag Po rTsal). The Five Nails are also the preparation for the Gongpa Zangthal cycle and other Byangter practices. Here we have a short commentary on the the accumulation practice by Tulku Tsultrim Tsangpo, one of the greatest Tibetan scholars of the last century and main teacher of Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche and others, better known as Tulku Tsulo (or Tsurlo or Tsorlo).

About the book:
This commentary on the Northern Treasures accumulation practice, known as the «Five Nails» (tib. gZer lNga) contains the first chapter of the more lengthy commentary on the Gongpa Zangthal «The Boundless Vision of Dzogchen» by Tulku Tsurlo, translated by Ven. Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, 2001, and revised by Rev. Dr. Martin Boord (Rig-‘dzin rdo-rje), 2008, for this publication, which was published at Choekhor Duechen, the Tibetan anniversary of Buddha’s first turning of the Dharma wheel, August 2011.

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