Praise to the Dharmadhatu

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Praise of Dharmadhatu (Skt. Dharmadhātustava; Tib. ཆོས་ཀྱི་དབྱིངས་སུ་བསྟོད་པ་, Wyl. chos kyi dbyings su bstod pa) – a shastra written by Nagarjuna concerning the intention of the third turning of the Wheel of Dharma. It belongs to Nagarjuna’s Collection of Praises.

This text is primarily about buddha nature—called dharmadhatu in this context. Nagarjuna shows how buddha nature exists in all beings, is temporarily obscured, and can be revealed in its full bloom. The emphasis is on the actual experience of mind's vivid wakefulness.

Tibetan Text


  • In Praise of Dharmadhatu, by Nagarjuna with commentary by the Third Karmapa, translated by Karl Brunnholz, Snow Lion Publications, 2007, ISBN 978-1559392860