Elucidating the Sage's Intent

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Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen

Elucidating the Sage's Intent (Wyl. thub pa'i dgongs pa rab tu gsal ba) is Sakya Pandita's famous overview of the Mahayana path structured around a famous passage from Maitreya's Ornament of Mahayana Sutras (19:61-61). The only known commentary is by Lowo Khenchen.


  • Geshe Wangyal and Brian Cutillo (trans.) Illuminations: A Guide to Essential Buddhist Practices, Novato: Lotsawa, 1988 (abridged)

Further Reading

  • Khenchen Appey Rinpoche, Teachings on Sakya Pandita's Clarifying the Sage's Intent, Kathmandu: Vajra Publications, 2008
  • Jackson, David. 'A Recent Translation of Sa-skya Pandita's Thub pa'i dgongs gsal.' Studien zur Indologie und Iranistik 16/17 (1992) pp. 93-100
  • Jackson, David. 'Commentaries on the Writings of Sa-skya Pandita', The Tibet Journal, vol. 8, no. 3 (autumn 1983), pp. 3-23.
  • Jackson, David. 'The bsTan rim ("Stages of the Doctrine") and Similar Graded Expositions of the Bodhisattva's Path' in Cabezón and Jackson, ed., Tibetan Literature: Studies in Genre, Snow Lion, 1996