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 +[[Image:​Haribhadra.JPG|thumb|[[Haribhadra]],​ author of the most famous commentary on the ''​Abhisamayalankara''​]]
 +'''​Abhisamayalankara'''​ (Skt. ''​Abhisamayālaṃkāra'';​ Tib. [[མངོན་རྟོགས་རྒྱན་]],​ ''​Ngöntok Gyen'';​ [[Wyl.]] ''​mngon rtogs rgyan''​),​ ''​The Ornament of Clear Realization''​ — one of the [[Five Treatises of Maitreya|five treatises]] that were directly revealed to [[Asanga]] by the future Buddha [[Maitreya]],​ it is a commentary on the hidden meaning of the [[Prajñaparamita]] [[Sutra]]s, describing the entire journey of the [[bodhisattva]],​ from the generation of [[bodhichitta]] to the attainment of full [[omniscience]]. It is included among the so-called "​[[Thirteen great texts]]",​ which form the core of the curriculum in most [[shedra]]s and on which [[Khenpo Shenga]] provided commentaries.
 +[[Image:​Prajnaparamita.jpg|thumb|[[Prajñaparamita]],​ mother of all the buddhas]]
 +The text is divided into [[eight topics]]:<​br>​
 +{{:Eight topics}}
 +These eight topics are further divided into [[seventy points]].
 +==[[Quotations:​ Indian Masters#​Maitreya|Quotations]]==
 +===Definition of [[Bodhichitta]]===
 +{{:​Quotations:​ Maitreya, Ornament of Clear Realization,​ Definition of bodhichitta}}
 +===Not a thing to be removed, nothing to be added===
 +{{:​Quotations:​ Maitreya, Ornament of Clear Realization,​ Nothing to be removed nor added}}
 +==Tibetan Text==
 +* {{TBRCW|O00CR0008|O00CR000800CR034006$W23702|བསྟན་བཅོས་བཞི་བརྒྱ་པ་ཞེས་བྱ་བའི་ཚིག་ལེའུར་བྱས་པ་,​ ''​shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa'i man ngag gi bstan bcos mngon par rtogs pa'i rgyan''​}}
 +*[[Arya Vimuktisena]],​ ''​Commentary on the Abhisamayalankara''​ (Skt. ''​abhisamayālaṅkārakārikāvārttika'',​ Tib. ཉི་ཁྲི་སྣང་བ་,​ ''​nyi khri snang ba''​)
 +:​{{TBRC|W1KG3398|ཤེས་རབ་ཀྱི་ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པ་སྟོང་ཕྲག་ཉི་ཤུ་ལྔ་པའི་མན་ངག་གི་བསྟན་བཅོས་མངོན་པར་རྟོགས་པའི་རྒྱན་གྱི་ཚིག་ལེའུར་བྱས་པའི་རྣམ་པར་འགྲེལ་པ་,​ ''​shes rab kyi pha rol tu phyin pa stong phrag nyi shu lnga pa'i man ngag gi bstan bcos mngon par rtogs pa'i rgyan gyi tshig le'ur byas pa'i rnam par 'grel pa''​}}
 +*[[Haribhadra]],​ ''​[[Sphutartha]]''​ (Skt. ''​Sphuṭārthā'';​ Tib. འགྲེལ་པ་དོན་གསལ་,​ Wyl. ''<​nowiki>'</​nowiki>​grel pa don gsal''​) ​
 +:​{{TBRC|W21662|མངོན་རྟོགས་རྒྱན་གྱི་འགྲེལ་པ་དོན་གསལ་,​ ''​mngon rtogs rgyan gyi 'grel pa don gsal''​}}
 +*[[Tsongkhapa]],​ ''​Golden Garland of Eloquence ''​(ལེགས་བཤད་གསེར་ཕྲེང་,​ ''​legs bshad gser phreng)''​ (translated by Gareth Sparham, Jain Publishing, 2008)
 +:​{{TBRCW|O2CZ7209|O2CZ72092CZ7400$W635|མངོན་རྟོགས་རྒྱན་འགྲེལ་ལེགས་བཤད་གསེར་འཕྲེང་ལས་རྣམ་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་མཁྱེན་པ་ཉིད་ཀྱི་སྐབས་,​ ''​mngon rtogs rgyan 'grel legs bshad gser '​phreng las rnam pa thams cad mkhyen pa nyid kyi skabs''​}}
 +*[[Patrul Rinpoche]], ''​Overview''​
 +:​{{TBRCW|O2DB36335|O2DB59901PD384222DB453232DB45642$W5832|ཤེར་ཕྱིན་མངོན་རྟོགས་རྒྱན་གྱི་སྤྱི་དོན་,''​sher phyin mngon rtogs rgyan gyi spyi don''​}}
 +*[[Pöpa Tulku]], ''​The Oral Transmission of the Invincible Maitreya''​ and ''​An Adornment to the Vision of the Invincible Maitreya''​
 +:​{{TBRCW|O2DB82436|O2DB824362DB82475$W29059|ཤེར་ཕྱིན་མངོན་པར་རྟོགས་པའི་རྒྱན་གྱི་ཚིག་དོན་རྣམ་པར་བཤད་པ་མ་ཕམ་ཞལ་ལུང་,​ ''​sher phyin mngon par rtogs pa'i rgyan gyi tshig don rnam par bshad pa ma pham zhal lung''​}}
 +:​{{TBRCW|O2DB82436|O2DB824362DB82484$W29059|ཤེར་ཕྱིན་གྱི་ཟིན་བྲིས་,​ ''​sher phyin gyi zin bris''​}}
 +*[[Amdo Geshe Jampal Rolwé Lodrö]], ''​The Essence of an Ocean of Fine Explanation''​
 +:​{{TBRC|W28936|''​gsung '​bum''​}}
 +*[[Mipham Rinpoche]] ཤེར་ཕྱིན་མངོན་རྟོགས་རྒྱན་གྱི་མཆན་འགྲེལ་པུཎྜ་རི་ཀའི་དོ་ཤལ།,​ ''​sher phyin mngon rtogs rgyan gyi mchan 'grel puN+Da ri ka'i do shal''​
 +:​{{TBRCW|O1PD45159|O1PD451591PD451712DB633842DB63385$W2DB16631|ཤེར་ཕྱིན་མངོན་རྟོགས་རྒྱན་གྱི་མཆན་འགྲེལ་པུཎྜ་རི་ཀའི་དོ་ཤལ།་,​ ''​sher phyin mngon rtogs rgyan gyi mchan 'grel puN+Da ri ka'i do shal''​}}
 +*''​Abhisamayalankara'',​ Edward Conze (Rome: Is.M.E.O., 1954).
 +*''​Gone Beyond: The Prajnaparamita Sutras, The Ornament of Clear Realization,​ and Its Commentaries in the Tibetan Kagyu Tradition, Volume One'',​ translated and introduced by Karl Brunnhölzl (Ithaca: Snow Lion), Vol. One, July 2011 / Vol. Two forthcoming 2012
 +*''​Ornament of Clear Realization:​ A Commentary on the Prajnaparamita of Maitreya'',​ [[Thrangu Rinpoche]], Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal, 2004.
 +*''​Abhisamayalankara''​ (''​mngon rtogs rgyan''​),​ Maitreya – Asanga with commentary by Jamgön Mipham, Padmakara translation group, forthcoming
 +==Further Reading==
 +*John Makransky, ''​Buddhahood embodied: sources of controversy in India and Tibet'',​ New York: SUNY, 1997
 +*James B. Apple, ''​Stairway to Nirvana: A Study of the Twenty Samghas Based on the Works of Tsong kha pa'',​ SUNY, 2008
 +*James B. Apple, ''​Contributions to the Development and Classification of Abhisamayālaṃkāra Literature in Tibet from the Ninth to Fourteenth Centuries'',​ JIATS, no. 5 (December 2009), [http://​​collections/​texts/​jiats/#​jiats=/​05/​apple/​ available online here]
 +==External Links==
 +* {{LH|topics/​prajnaparamita/​prologue-abhisamayalankara-commentary-khenpo-shenga|''​Prologue to Abhisamayalankara Commentary''​ by Khenchen Shenga}}
 +* {{LH|tibetan-masters/​khenpo-tsondru/​seventy-points-abhisamayalankara|''​The 70 Points of the Abhisamayalankara''​ by Khenpo Tsöndrü}}
 +* {{LH|topics/​prajnaparamita|Prajnaparamita Series on Lotsawa House}}
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