Kadag Trekchö (Wylie: ka dag khregs chod; alternate orthographic renderings Trekchöd and Tregchöd which approximate the phonetic) is a Dzogchen term and practice meaning "thorough cut" or "cutting through". 'Kadag' (Tibetan) may be rendered as 'purity' and specifically "primordial purity".
Drubwang Tsoknyi Rinpoche (Schmidt, 2002: p. 38) states:
But one doesn't keep hold of this knife either; one lets the knife go, so there is a gap. When you cut through again and again in this way, the string of thought falls to pieces. If you cut a rosary in a few places, at some point it doesn't work any longer.
- 1 Preliminary practices
- 2 See also
- 3 Note
- 4 References
Trekchöd has a specific 'preliminary practice' (Wylie: sngon 'gro) which may be rendered into English as "differentiating saṃsāra and nirvāṇa" (Korday Rushen; Tibetan: འཁོར་འདས་རུ་ཤན, Wylie: 'khor 'das ru shan).