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Description - Buddha Nature by Arya Maitreya

All sentient beings without exception have buddha nature--the inherent purity and perfection of the mind, untouched by changing mental states. Thus there is neither any reason for conceit in deeming oneself better than others nor any reason for self-contempt, thinking of oneself as inferior and unable to reach enlightenment. This seeing is obscured by veils that are removable and do not touch the inherent purity and perfection of the nature of the mind as such. The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra, one of the Five Treatises said to have been dictated to Asanga by the Bodhisattva Maitreya, is presented here to clarify the pure qualities of buddhahood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559394826
ISBN-10: 155939482X
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Snow Lion Publications
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 9-Aug-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Arya Maitreya

JAMGON KONGTRUL LODRO THAYE (1813-1899), the profoundly learned and realized master who compiled what are known as the "Five Great Treasures," wrote the outstanding commentary to the Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra translated here. Called The Unassailable Lion's Roar, it presents Maitreya's text as a background for the Mahamudra teachings in a way that is especially clear and easy to understand. KHENPO TSULTRIM GYAMTSO RINPOCHE provided the annotations and the explanations on which the present translation is based. A renowned scholar and highly accomplished yogi, he is a living example of the ongoing tradition of oral transmission. He first visited the West in 1977 at the request of H.H. the Sixteenth Karmapa. ROSEMARIE FUCHS has been a student of Khen Rinpoche since 1978, and this translation was done upon his advice.

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