Mahayana sutra alamkara

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Mahayana sutra alamkara (Skt. Mahāyānasūtrālaṃkāra, alt. Sūtrālaṃkāra; T. Theg pa chen po’i mdo sde’i rgyan ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོ་རྒྱུད་བླ་མའི་བསྟན་བཆོས་; C. Dasheng zhuangyan jing lun 大乘莊嚴經論) known in English as The Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras, is an important Mahayana treatise that, according to tradition, was presented to Asanga by the Buddha Maitreya. In the Tibetan tradition, this text is identified as one of the Five Treatises of Maitreya.

It comprises twenty-two chapters with a total of 800 verses. There is commentary (bhāṣya) on this text by Vasubandhu and several sub-commentaries by Sthiramati and others.

Tibetan Text

Translations

English

  • Asanga, Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature Mahayanasutralamkara (Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences), American Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2004
  • Asanga & Jamgön Mipham. A Feast of the Nectar of the Supreme Vehicle: An Explanation of the Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras, Maitreya's Mahāyānasūtrālaṅkāra with a commentary by Jamgön Mipham, Padmakara Translation Group (Shambhala, 2018)
  • Maitreya. Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras: Maitreya’s Mahayanasutralamkara with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham. Dharmachakra Translation Committee (Shambhala Publications, 2014) ISBN 978-1559394284

French

  • S. Levi, Mahāyāna Sūtrālaṅkāra. Exposé de la doctrine du grand véhicule selon le système Yogācāra, Honoré Champion, Paris, 1911


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