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The Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras

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The Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras (Skt. Mahāyānasūtrālaṅkāra; Tib. ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་མདོ་སྡེའི་རྒྱན་, Tekpa Chenpö Do Dé Gyen; Wyl. mdo sde’i rgyan) — one of the Five Treatises of Maitreya. It is included among the so-called "Thirteen great texts", which form the core of the curriculum in most shedras and on which Khenpo Shenga provided commentaries.

Ornament of Mahayana Sutras, The
大乗荘厳経論 (Skt Mahayana-sutralamkara; Chin Ta-ch’eng-chuang-yen-ching-lun; Jpn Daijo-shogon-kyo-ron )

    A commentary on the Consciousness-Only doctrine translated into Chinese by the Indian monk Prabhakaramitra, who went to China in 626. This work consists of verse and a prose commentary on it. The verse is attributed to Maitreya (c. 270-350 or 350-430), the founder of the Consciousness-Only school, and the prose commentary to Vasubandhu who lived around the fourth or fifth century. One account attributes The Ornament of Mahayana Sutras to Asanga, a disciple of Maitreya. The Sanskrit text and a Tibetan translation are also extant.


Outline

The text has twenty-one chapters (Tib. ལེའུ, le’u):

This section contains Tibetan script.

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    Chapter One
    Establishing the Mahayana
    Refuge
    Gotra (Tib. རིགས་, rigs)
    Bodhicitta (Tib. སེམས་བསྐྱེད་, sems bskyed)
    Accomplishment/Practice (Tib. སྒྲུབ་པ་, sgrub pa)
    Suchness (Tib. དེ་ཁོ་ན་ཉིད་, de kho na nyid)
    Power (Tib. མཐུ, mthu)
    Complete Maturation (Tib. ཡོངས་སུ་སྨིན་པ་, yongs su smin pa)
    Awakening (Tib. བྱང་ཆུབ་, byang chub)
    Aspiration (Tib. མོས་པ, mos pa)
    Tib. ཡོངས་སུ་ཚོལ་བ་, yongs su tshol ba
    Explication (Tib. བཤད་པ་, bshad pa)
    Practice (Tib. སྒྲུབ་པ་, sgrub pa)
    Tib. གདམས་ངག་རྗེས་སུ་བསྟན་པ་, gdams ngag rjes su bstan pa
    Tib. ཐབས་དང་ལྡན་པའི་ལས, thabs dang ldan pa’i las
    The paramitas and means of attraction (Tib. བསྡུ་པ་, bsdu ba)
    Tib. མཆོད་པ་དང་བསྟེན་པ་དང་ཚད་མེད་པ་, mchod pa dang bsten pa dang tshad med pa
    Tib. བྱང་ཆུབ་ཀྱི་ཕྱོགས་དང་མཐུན་པ་, byang chub kyi phyogs dang mthun pa
    Enlightened Qualities (Tib. ཡོན་ཏན་, yon tan)
    Tib. སྤྱོད་པ་དང་མཐར་ཐུག་པ་, spyod pa dang mthar thug pa

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Quotations

སྦྱིན་པ་མི་མཐུན་ཕྱོགས་རྣམས་དང་།

རྣམ་པར་མི་རྟོག་ཡེ་ཤེས་ལྡན།
འདོད་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་ཡོངས་རྫོགས་བྱེད
སེམས་ཅན་རྣམ་སྨིན་བྱེད་རྣམ་གསུམ

Generosity in which adverse factors have disappeared,
Endowed with wisdom that is non-conceptual,
Completely fulfills all wishes,
And brings all beings to maturity at the three levels.

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            Maitreya, Ornament of Mahāyāna Sūtras, XVII, 8

བཤེས་གཉེན་དུལ་བ་ཞི་ཞིང་ཉེར་ཞི་བ།

ཡོན་ཏན་ལྷག་པ་བརྩོན་བཅས་ལུང་གིས་ཕྱུག
དེ་ཉིད་རབ་ཏུ་རྟོགས་པ་སྨྲ་མཁས་ལྡན།
བརྩེ་བའི་བདག་ཉིད་སྐྱོ་བ་སྤངས་ལ་བསྟེན།

One should follow a spiritual teacher who is disciplined, peaceful, serene,
Endowed with special qualities, diligent, rich in scriptural learning,
Highly realized concerning the nature of reality, skilled in speaking,
The embodiment of love, and indefatigable.

            Maitreya, Ornament of Mahāyāna Sūtras, XVII, 10

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