The “Sole Mother” or Tröma Nagmo, is one of the most profound termas (treasures) revealed by Trakthung Dudjom Lingpa. This cycle represents the union of method and incisive knowledge as it combines the heart of sutra practice, the Prajnaparamita and the essence of tantra, the mahamudra chöd, as the quintessential method of the Secret Heart Essence cycle of the Great Perfection. Chöd, or Severance, is the practice that directly severs the root of suffering, self-fixation, with exceptionally expedient wisdom methods. It is well known that through the Tröma Nagmo cycle of practice thirteen of Dudjom Lingpa’s disciples attained the rainbow body and it is predicted that many more will continue to do so for three generations to come.
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