Rgyud bla ma'i 'grel pa mdo dang sbyar ba nges pa'i don gyi snang ba
A voluminous commentary on the Uttaratantra, which, as its title suggests, presents the treatise as a definitive work and elucidates it vis-a-vis the sūtras that are cited within it. It is noteworthy for its scholarship, as an early example of a Tibetan locating the scriptural source material of the Uttaratantra, as well as being widely considered an influential precursor to Dölpopa's treatment of the text.
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It is interesting that RYC has been published in both the collected works of Kadampa masters and a series of Jonang works. As noted before, Butön is said to have referred to Rinchen Yeshé as the one whose philosophical system was later maintained by Dölpopa, who enhanced it greatly (this was my main reason to consult RYC in the first place). RYC does comment on the tathāgata heart in positive terms and subscribes to the disclosure model (as do most commentaries on this text), and, like Dölpopa’s main works, it abounds in sūtra quotes (though it lacks tantric sources). In addition to these more general features, as mentioned above, RYC also contains some passages that can be read as being in accordance with Dölpopa’s later Shentong view (though RYC does not use Dölpopa’s specific terminologies). However, there are also several differences between Rinchen Yeshé and Dölpopa, such as the former’s asserting (like Ngog Lotsāwa and others but unlike Dölpopa) that all sentient beings are pervaded by the dharmakāya (or the three kāyas) as being suitable to be attained as the manifest kāyas and have the disposition of the manifest three kāyas as being suitable to be attained. (pp. 308-309)
- Tib. Dngul chu thogs med.
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|~ RKTST 3363