Uttaratantra Shastra

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Uttaratantra Shastra (Skt.), Gyü Lama (Tib.), The Sublime Continuum. One of the five treatises of Maitreya, a commentary on the teachings of the third turning of the wheel of Dharma explaining the buddha nature.


The text has seven vajra points. These points come within the five chapters:

  1. The Tathagatagarbha
  2. Awakening/Enlightenment (bodhi)
  3. Enlightened Qualities
  4. The Activity of the Tathagatas
  5. Benefits of the Text


  • Buddha Nature (with Jamgön Kongtrul's commentary) translated by Rosemarie Fuchs, Snow Lion, New York 2000
  • The Changeless Nature, translated by Ken and Katia Holmes, Karma Kagyu Trust, Newcastle 1985

Teachings on the Uttaratantra Shastra