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drops/ bindu of the essence *, straight line in the middle [IW]

Heart Essence. In general identical with the Instruction Section, the third of three division of Dzogchen. In particular it refers to the Innermost Unexcelled Cycle of Heart Essence (yang gsang bla na med pa'i snying thig gi skor), the fourth of the four divisions of the Instruction Section according to the arrangement of Shri Singha. All lineages of the Innermost Essence passed through Shri Singha and continued in Tibet through his personal disciples, Padmasambhava and Vimalamitra. In the 14th century these two lineages passed through Rangjung Dorje, the third Karmapa, and his close Dharma friend Longchen Rabjam (1308-1363), the latter of which systematized these teachings in his great body of writings. The Nyingtig teachings have also appeared through many other lines of transmission; for instance, each major tert�n reveals an independent cycle of Dzogchen instructions. The practice of the innermost Heart Essence is continued to this very day [RY]

the innermost essence teachings, heart essence; tradition of the Esoteric Instructional Class of the Great Perfection. Nyingtig, (Syn. the Dzogchen Upadesha teachings); innermost spirituality, quintessence [RY]

heart drop [RB]

essence of the mind, innermost essence, heart essence, Nyingthig, Essence of the Mind (rdzogs chen man ngag sde), heart drop, innermost essence [JV]

Nyingtig. Vimalamitra united the two aspects of Innermost Unexcelled Section: the explanatory lineage with scriptures and the hearing lineage without scriptures and concealed them to be revealed in the future as the Nyingtig teachings renowned as Vima Nyingtig, and also as the Secret Heart Essence of Vimalamitra (bi ma'i gsang ba snying thig). Longchenpa clarified them in his 51 sections of Lama Yangtig. Padmakara's concealed his teachings on the Innermost Unexcelled Cycle to be revealed in the future as Khandro Nyingtig, the Heart Essence of the Dakinis. Longchenpa also clarified these teachings in his Khandro Yangtig. These four exceptional sets of Dzogchen instructions are together with Longchenpa's additional teachings Zabmo Yangtig, contained in his collection famed as Nyingtig Yabshi [RY]