Thusness told me this is the best and most resonating book he has read. I and him only have one problem with this text: it translates Gzhi into "ground of being" which can be taken to be a substantialist/ontological ground. The more appropriate translation for that term is "basis" (this is the term Loppon Namdrol uses to translate Gzhi) and this "basis" is of the nature of kadag (primordial purity/emptiness) and lhun grub (spontaneous perfection) of the appearances of the basis (gzhi snang). Also, as Kyle says, "Also there is no actual basis. The basis is just the basis because it hasn't been recognized yet, but once it is recognized it becomes the path, and once path reaches its full measure it is the result." And as Thusness said, "The problem with the translation is it can be skewed towards resolving everything in ground of being. But what it wants is to resolve both mind and phenomena into the open spaciousness of emptiness -- empty clarity."
Update: to read this book you should receive a lung for this text from a Dzogchen teacher of that lineage.
Here's an extract from http://www.wisdom-books.com/ProductExtract.asp?PID=11337
|Buddhahood Without Meditation|
|A Visionary Account Known as Refining One`s Perception |