Author Topic: The Ornament of Mahayana Sutras Including Mipham Rinpoche's Full Commentary  (Read 1086 times)

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New Publication:  Thomas Doctor’s new translation of the Mahāyānasūtrālaṃkāra, entitled Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras.  This includes the complete commentary by Mipham Rinpoche as well as that of Khenpo Shenga.  Mipham draws on the Indian masters Vasubandhu and, in particular, Sthiramati and this commentary is among his most treasured works.

Full description and details:

Snow Lion | 11/11/2014
Pages: 1040 | Size: 6.00 x 9.00
ISBN: 9781559394284

This makes the third in the series of Mipham Rinpoche's commentaries on the three of the five Maitreya texts.  The others are the Madhyāntavibhāga, or Middle Beyond Extremes ( and the Dharmadharmatāvibhaṅga, or Distinguishing Phenomena from Their Intrinsic Existence (   

Some early praise:
“In his Five Teachings the protector Maitreya, the Regent who has mastered the ten grounds, reveals fully and flawlessly the view, meditation, conduct, and fruition that are accomplished through the Great Vehicle. With utmost profundity his teachings reach far and wide; they are a treasury of scripture, reasoning, and oral instruction.”
—Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

“Although one of the most important and frequently cited texts in Mahāyāna Buddhism, the Ornament has received comparatively little attention in scholarly literature, and its reception by Tibetan scholars is not well known. Fortunately, the Dharmachakra Translation Committee has now made available Ornament along with, for the first time, commentaries by two of the most influential scholar-practitioners of the Tibetan ‘Non-Sectarian,’ or Rimé movement. This outstanding translation is a precious resource of serious scholars and practitioners alike.”
—John Dunne, author of Foundations of Dharmakīrti’s Philosophy

“The Mahāyānasūtrālaṃkāra was central in establishing Mahāyāna Buddhism in India. This treatise was one of the earliest and most comprehensive Indian manuals of Mahāyāna thought and practice, systematizing concepts of base, path, fruit, epistemology, buddhology, ritual, and meditation from a wide array of early Mahāyāna scriptures. The translators have rendered this text, together with two of its most informative Tibetan commentaries, into the most accessible and readable English now available. For the systematic study and practice of Mahāyāna Buddhism, there is no better classical source than this.”
—John Makransky, Associate Professor of Buddhism, Boston College

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