Uttaratantra Shastra

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Maitreya

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.

Outline

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

Translations and Commentaries

  • Buddha-Nature, Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra by Arya Maitreya with commentary by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, edited by Alex Trisoglio, Khyentse Foundation, 2007
  • 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