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Gareth Sparham, Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Decisive Analysis of Maitreya's "Ornament for the Clear Realizations: Introduction

Maitreya's Ornament for the Clear Realizations is a veritable encyclopedia of information on Buddhist theory and practice. Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Decisive Analysis of Maitreya's "Ornament for the Clear Realizations" is a debate-oriented textbook designed to clarify the difficult points of Maitreya's hidden teaching on the path structure in the Perfection of Wisdom Sūtras.

Dr. Gareth Sparham's superb translation opens this book -- from the syllabus of the renowned Go-mang College of Drepung Monastery -- to the English reader for the first time. The topics addressed in this first volume are sources, homage, purpose, and Openers of the Chariot-ways.

Also Available for free download: Ngag-wang-pal-dan's Explanation of the Treatise "Ornament for the Clear Realizations" From the Approach of the Meaning of the Words: the Sacred Word of Maitreyanātha. By Jeffrey Hopkins and Jongbok Yi