Uttaratantra

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Sanskrit Text

Uttaratantra

Ultimate Continuum
उत्तरतन्त्र
རྒྱུད་བླ་མ་
寶性論

Basic Meaning

The Ultimate Continuum, or Gyü Lama, is often used as a short title in the Tibetan tradition for the key source text of buddha-nature teachings called the Ratnagotravibhāga of Maitreya/Asaṅga, also known as the Mahāyānottaratantraśāstra.

Has the Sense of

There is extensive discussion of the title in multiple academic sources. For further information about the text and its title, please see the entry for this text, Mahāyānottaratantraśāstra. And for a short essay on the translation of this term see Continuum vs. Teachings.

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Key Term Uttaratantra
Topic Variation Uttaratantra
Tibetan རྒྱུད་བླ་མ་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration rgyud bla ma
Devanagari Sanskrit उत्तरतन्त्र
Romanized Sanskrit uttaratantra
Chinese 寶性論
Chinese Pinyin bǎo xìng lùn
Buddha-nature Site Standard English Ultimate Continuum
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Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning The Ultimate Continuum, or Gyü Lama, is often used as a short title in the Tibetan tradition for the key source text of buddha-nature teachings called the Ratnagotravibhāga of Maitreya/Asaṅga, also known as the Mahāyānottaratantraśāstra.
Has the Sense of There is extensive discussion of the title in multiple academic sources. For further information about the text and its title, please see the entry for this text, Mahāyānottaratantraśāstra. And for a short essay on the translation of this term see Continuum vs. Teachings.
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