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Uttaratantra of Maitreya



 
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The Uttaratantra Shastra elucidates the Third Turning of the Buddha's Teachings on Buddha-essence--the inherent qualities and potential for Buddhahood present in all beings. This 283 page book includes a translation of the 404 verses of the root text of Asanga who received them from the Buddha Maitreya. It also includes a detailed explanation of these verses in easy to understand language by Thrangu Rinpoche.

"The Uttaratantra elucidates the Third Turning of the Buddha's teachings on Buddha-essence--the inherent qualities and potential for Buddhahood present in all beings. The elucidation of this potential [shows] emptiness and luminosity inseparable and is the bridge between the Sutra and Tantric paths, the view of Vajrayana and the ground of Mahamudra.
In addition to the theoretical transmission is the meditative approach to this text, the lineage of which has continued through the Kagyu tradition, received first by the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje and continuing unbroken to the present day. This is what is transmitted here through the great wisdom and compassion of Khabje Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, the supreme abbot, scholar and highly realized master of the Kagyu lineage." --Lama Karma Shedrup


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