Ornament of the Great Vehicle Sutras: Maitreya's Mahayanasutralamkara with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham (Maitreya Texts)De (autor) Maitreya, Asacnga Traducere de Dharmachakra Translation Committee
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 11 Nov 2014
The Buddhist masterpiece "Ornament of the Great Vehicle S tras," often referred to by its Sanskrit title, Mah y nas tr la k ra, is part of a collection known as the Five Maitreya Teachings, a set of philosophical works that have become classics of the Indian Buddhist tradition. Maitreya, the Buddha s regent, is held to have entrusted these profound and vast instructions to the master Asa ga in the heavenly realm of Tu ita.
The "Ornament "provides a comprehensive description of the bodhisattva s view, meditation, and enlightened activities. Bodhisattvas are beings who, out of vast love for all sentient beings, have dedicated themselves to the task of becoming fully awakened buddhas, capable of helping all beings in innumerable and vast ways to become enlightened themselves. To fully awaken requires practicing great generosity, patience, energy, discipline, concentration, and wisdom, and Maitreya s text explains what these enlightened qualities are and how to develop them.
This volume includes commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham, whose discussions illuminate the subtleties of the root text and provide valuable insight into how to practice the way of the bodhisattva. Drawing on the Indian masters Vasubandhu and, in particular, Sthiramati, Mipham explains the "Ornament "with eloquence and brilliant clarity. This commentary is among his most treasured works."