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.
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.