A Provisional List of Tibetan Commentaries on the Ratnagotravibhāga

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Citation: Burchardi, Anne. "A Provisional List of Tibetan Commentaries on the Ratnagotravibhāga." Tibet Journal 31, no. 4 (2006): 3–46.

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This article introduces 45 Tibetan commentaries on the Ratnagotravibhāga (RGV), better known in Tibet as the Mahayanūttaratantrāśāstra, Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma bstan bcos or Rgyud bla ma and is an attempt at charting all Tibetan RGV commentaries. A short presentation of their authors and their bibliographical references are given. The listing is in chronological order and the key data are provided in a chart in the appendix representing the result of research into various catalogues, hand lists, and other accounts.

References

Tibetan Texts

  • 'Gos gzhon nu blo gros (1392-1481)
    Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos kyi 'grel bshad de kho na nyi rab tu gsal ba'i me long. n.l., n.d.
  • 'Gos gzhon nu blo gros (1392-1481)
    Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos kyi 'grel bshad de kho na nyi rab tu gsal ba'i me long. Introduced and critically edited by Klaus-Dieter Mathes. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2003
  • Bcom ldan rig pa'i ral gri (1250-1311)
    Rgyud bla ma'i tika rgyan gyi me tog
  • Blo gros mtshungs med (13th/14th cent.)
    Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos kyi nge don gsal bar byed pa rin po che'i sgron me, A detailed commentary on the Uttaratantrasastra (Ratnagotravibhaaga) by Blo-gros-mtshungs med Reproduced from a copy of an ancient manuscript from the library of Ri-bo-bhe Rje-drun Rin-po-che of Padma-bkod. Arunachal Pradesh: Tseten Dorji, 1974.
  • Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos kyi nge don gsal bar byed pa rin po che'i sgron me, A detailed commentary on the Uttaratantrasastra (Ratnagotravibhaaga) by Blo-gros-mtshungs med Rajpur: Sakya College, 1999, vol. 3.
  • Bo dong phyogs las rnam rgyal (1375-1450)
    "Theg pa chen po'i rgyud bla ma'i 'grel pa chad pa" pp. 1-253 in vol. 22 of Dpal ldan bla ma dam pa thams cad mkhyen pa bo dong phyogs las rnam rgyal gyi gsung 'bum, The Collected Works of Bo-dong Pan-chen phyogs las rnam rgyal, Encyclopedia Tibetica. Tibet House Library Publications, Series 1, 1971.
  • Brag dkar Tulku bstan 'dzin snyan grags (1866-1928)
    "Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i 'grel pa byams mgon dgyes pa'i mchod sprin" in vol. 13 of Rje btsun bla ma dam pa mkhas zhing grub pa'i dbang phyug brag dkar rdo rje 'chang blo bzang dpal ldan bstan 'dzin snyan grags dpal bzang po'i gsung 'bum. Tsadra Foundation. Dbangs khrod dpe dkon sdud sgrig khang, 2001.
  • Chos rgyal 'phags pa (1235-1280)
    Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos kyi bsdus don pp. 225-228 in The Complete Works of Chos rgyal 'phags pa. vol 7 of The Complete Works of the Great Masters of the Sa skya Sect of the Tibetan Buddhism, compiled by Bsod nams rgya mtsho, Bibliotheca Tibetica I-7, Tokyo: The Toyo Bunko, 1968.
  • Dol po pa Shes rab rgyal mtshan (1292-1361)
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  • Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos legs bzhad nyi ma'i 'od zer. Delhi: Karmapae Chodey Gyalwae Sungrab Partun Khang, 1980.
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  • Dpal 'sprul (1808-1887)
    "Theg pa chen po'i bstan bcos rgyud bla ma'i sa bcad" folio 97–119 in vol. 2 of Dpal 'sprul gsung 'bum, The Collected Works of dPal-sprul O-rgyan-'jigs-med-chos-kye-dbang-po. Reproduced by Sonam T. Kazi, Gangtok, The Ngagyur Nyingmay Sungrab Series vol. 42, 1971.
  • “Theg pa chen po'i bstan bcos rgyud bla ma'i sab bcad in Dpal sprul O rgyan 'jigs med chos kyi dbang po'i gsung 'bum, 8 vol. Chengdu: Si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang, 2003.
  • Gser mdog pan chen Shakya mchog ldan (1428–1509)
    “Rgyud bla ma'i rnam bshad sngon med nyi ma" pp.113-158 in vol. 13 of 'Dzam gling sang rgyas bstan pa'i rgyan mchog yongs rdzogs gnas lngar mkhyen pa'i pandi ta chen po gser mdog pan chen shakya mchog ldan gyi gsung 'bum legs bshad gsar gyi bdud rtsi. Reproduced from an 18th cent. manuscript. Thimpu, Bhutan: Kunzang Tobgey, 1975.
  • Khenpo gzhan dga' (1871-1927)
    Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos zhes bya ba'i mchan 'grel. Delhi: Konchog Lhadrepa, 1987.
  • Kong sprul blo gros mtha yas (1813-1899)
    Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos snying po'i don mngon sum lam gyi bshad srol dang sbyar ba'i rnam par 'grel pa sphyir mi ldog pa seng ge'i nga ro. Rumtek n.d.
  • Mi pham phyogs las rnam rgyal (1846-1912)
    Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos kyi mchan 'grel mi pham zhal lung in Byams mgon mi pham rgya mthso'i bka'i 'bum. Collected writings of 'Jam-mgon 'Ju Mi-pham-rgya-mtsho. Reproduced from xylographic prints & manuscripts from the libraries of Dudjom Rinpoche, Luding Khen Rinpoche, and other religious teachers and laymen. Gangtok: Sonam Topgay Kazi, 1976.
  • Pan chen bsod nams grags pa (1478-1549/1554)
    “Theg pa chen po'i rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos 'grel pa dang bcas pa'i dka' 'grel gnad kyi zla 'od/ Pan chen bsod nams grag pas ps mdzad pa'i rgyud bla ma'i ti kka" pp. 371-468 in vol. 5 of Mdo snags rab 'byams pa Pan chen bsod nams graps pa'i gsung 'bum. Pan chen bsod nams grags pa literature series vol. 25 Mundgod: Drepung Loseling Library Society, 1986.
  • Rgyaltsab dar ma Rinchen (1364-1432)
    “Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i ṭī ka,“ pp. 3-462 in Rgyal tshab rje'i gsung 'bum, [Zhol edition] Delhi: Lama Guru Deva, 1980.
  • “Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i ṭī ka,“ in The Collected Works of Rgyal tshab rje Darma Rinchen. Ngawang Gelek Demo ed. Reproduced from an example of the old Bkra-shis lhun-po redaction from the library of Klu 'khyil Monastery of Lhadakh, 1980.
  • Rngog blo ldan shes rab (1059-1109)
    Theg pa chen po rgyud bla'i don bsdus pa. Introduced by Dr. David P. Jackson. Reproduced from Zur Khang family blockprints edition 1918, from the library of Dvags po Rinpoche, Blo Bzang 'Jam dpal byams pa rgya mtsho, Paris. Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1993.
  • Rong ston Shes bya kun rig (1367-1449)
    Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos legs par bshad pa. Gangtok: Gonpo Tsetan, 1979.
  • Theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos legs par bshad pa
    Chengdu: Si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang, 1997.

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