Distinguishing Dharma and Dharmata

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Distinguishing Dharma and Dharmata (Skt. Dharma-dharmatā-vibhaṅga; Tib. ཆོས་ཆོས་ཉིད་རྣམ་འབྱེད་, Chö Dang Chönyi Nampar Chepa, Wyl. chos dang chos nyid rnam 'byed; Trad. Chin. 辨法法性論) — one of the five treatises of Maitreya. It is included among the so-called "Thirteen great texts", which form the core of the curriculum in most shedras and on which Khenpo Shenga provided commentaries.

Tibetan Text


  • Ju Mipham, Maitreya's Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being: Commentary by Mipham, Snow Lion, 2004


  • Ronjong Sheja Kunrig, Adorning Maitreya's Intent: Arriving at the View of Nonduality, translated by Christian Bernert, Snow Lion 2017, ISBN 978-1611803662

Further Reading

  • Raymond E. Robertson, A Study of the Dharmadharmatavibhanga, Monograph Series in Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, 2008