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ཉི་ཟླ་ཁ་སྦྱོར་གྱི་རྒྱུད།

The Union of the Sun and Moon Tantra. [RY]

Union of the sun and moon tantra. [IW]

Tantra of the Union of Sun and Moon. This tantra shows which experience a person undergoes in the intermediate state, the bardo, after passing away. It teaches how to resolve one's master's oral instructions during the bardo of this life, how to stabilize awareness during the bardo of dying, how to attain enlightenment through recognizing awareness during the bardo of dharmata, and, if necessary, how to be assured a rebirth in a natural nirmanakaya realm during the bardo of becoming and there reveal buddhahood without further rebirths. [RY]

Note: One of The Dzogchen Tantras. The names, numbers and the tantras themselves in these lists may vary from teacher-to-teacher, tradition-to-tradition, each one however, being a complete teaching in and of themselves. Some call for 17, while most call for 18, and some add, still, an additional tantra making the total 19.

See also Seventeen Tantras of the Great Perfection and Eighteen Dzogchen Tantras for further reference.