This short text contains full details of Thorough Cut (Threkcho) Dzogchen practice explained in a way that is very easy to understand, but which does not avoid any of the unique and beautiful technical language of the system. However, as with other books on innermost Dzogchen - it is strongly advised that you do not purchase the book unless you have received the necessary instructions from a qualified teacher.
Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje was one of the great modern masters of the Nyingma tradition. At one time, he was asked to give the basic instructions for Great Completion (Dzogpa chenpo) practice to the members of a three year three month retreat that had just started. His discourse was recorded and included in his Collected Works. The text of his discourse has become another of the several texts that have become very important for and are used frequently to present the teaching on Thorough Cut (Khregs chod) of innermost Dzogchen. It has become popular not only in the Dudjom lineage but in Nyingma traditions in general because of its exceptionally clear and easy-to-understand explanation that comes right from the heart and goes straight to the heart.
The book starts with an introduction that gives the context for the text. It continues with the translation which is fully footnoted and contains extensive explanations of the unique language of this teaching.
Here is a small quote from the book. It is what Dudjom Rinpoche says to the retreatants just after he has given the introduction (sometimes called "pointing out" instruction) to them: "With that, we have made the mind of Samantabhadra blaze forth for us in direct perception and what could be more enjoyable? This itself is the heart of the six million, four hundred thousand tantras of Great Completion, which are the ultimate of all of the eighty-four thousand dharma heaps distinguished by the Conqueror.