Sdom gsum rab dbye

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སྡོམ་གསུམ་རབ་དབྱེ།
sdom gsum rab dbye
Distinguishing the Three Vows
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Written circa 1232 when the author was about fifty years old, it is an expansive treatise on the three vows pertaining to the three vehicles of Buddhism that is one of Sakya Paṇḍita's most important and influential works. Nevertheless, it was controversial in its time for the criticism the author levels against the philosophical positions of various scholars and schools of thought.

Relevance to Buddha-nature

Though this work isn't necessarily about buddha-nature, it is highly relevant to this topic for Sakya Paṇḍita's criticism of the proponents of the Uttaratantra and became an important source for the Sakya school's position on the polemical issues that surround this topic. These critical positions would be reiterated by later generations of scholars of the Sakya and Geluk traditions.

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Other Titles ~ sdom pa gsum gyi rab tu dbye ba'i bstan bcos
Text exists in ~ Tibetan
Literary Genre ~ Vinaya Texts - ‘dul ba
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  1. ShAkya mchog ldan. Sdom pa gsum gyi rab tu dbye ba'i bstan bcos las brtsams pa'i 'bel gtam rnam par nges pa legs bshad gser gyi thur ma. In Gsung 'bum shAkya mchog ldan, Vol. 6: 439-648. New Delhi: Nagwang Topgyel, 1995. BDRC Logo.png BDRC W23200
  2. Go rams pa bsod nams seng+ge. Sdom pa gsum gyi rab tu dbye ba'i rnam bshad rgyal ba'i gsung rab kyi dgongs pa gsal ba. In Gsung 'bum bsod nams seng ge, Vol. 9: 3-432. Rdzong sar: Rdzong sar khams bye'i slob gling, 2004-2013. BDRC Logo.png BDRC W1PD1725
  3. Chos lung dka' bcu pa. Sdom gsum rab tu dbye ba'i Tik+ka. No publication info. BDRC Logo.png BDRC W8LS17903
  4. Ngag dbang bsod nams rgyal mtshan. Sdom gsum gtan 'bebs 'jam dbyangs bla ma'i dgongs rgyan gyi rnam 'grel skal bzang mig 'byed kyi gser thur. New Delhi: Ngawang Topgyay, 1984. BDRC Logo.png BDRC W27516