Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra
Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra is one of the five great treatises given by Lord Maitreya to Asanga. It is a commentary on the teachings of the third turning of Dharma Wheel in explaining the buddha nature. Many great masters say it can be revered as a “commentary bridging the Exoteric and Vajrayana Buddhism”. It provides an important philosophical foundation for understanding the workings of the Buddhist path, particularly for Vajrayana practitioners.
Part One：Background of The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra
Part Two：Introduction--The Seven Vajra Points
Part Three：The Fourth Vajra Point: The Element
The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra is a meritorious shastra. As mentioned in the last chapter, “Benefit”, if one offers infinite articles in front of infinite Buddhas, in infinite realms and infinite length of period – such merit generated is infinite. However, this is incomparable with the merit of hearing a verse from the Uttaratantra Shastra and practicing it. This was stated by Maitryea himself.