The Question of Maitreya on the Eight Qualities

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The Question of Maitreya on the Eight Qualities (Skt. Maitreya­paripṛcchā­dharmāṣṭa; Tib. བྱམས་པས་ཆོས་བརྒྱད་ཞུས་པ།, Wyl. byams pas chos brgyad zhus pa) — in this short Mahayana sutra, the Buddha explains to Maitreya the eight qualities necessary for a bodhisattva to complete the path to buddhahood. In explaining the final quality, the perfection of wisdom, the Buddha teaches the doctrine of the twelve links of dependent origination in forward and reverse order.[1]


The Tibetan translation of this text is found in the Heap of Jewels section of the Tibetan Kangyur, Toh 86.


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.