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Buddhanature, or tathagatagarbha, not only plays an essential role in the Mahāyāna world-view, but is encompassed within a large textual corpus stemming from Indian Buddhism, the most famous of them being the Uttaratantraśāstra, or Sublime Continuum, written by Asanga and imparted by Arya Maitreya. The key point of all such texts are that while the minds sentient beings have long been obscured by habitual thinking, their fundamental, changeless nature is perfect buddhahood. We are delighted to share with you the many traditional commentaries and modern explanations of buddhanature by authors such as Longchenpa, Karmpa Rangjung Dorje, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, Karl Brunnhölzl and more.
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Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso on Scaling the Heights Of Buddha NatureThe following article is from the Autumn, 2000 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. BUDDHA NATURE Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso comments on Maitreya's Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra BY VICTORIA HUCKENPAHLER Who better...