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Distinguishing Dharmas and Dharmata...their nature, 1 of the byams chos sde lnga, five books of Maitreya. (IW)

Distinguishing Between Phenomena and their intrinsic nature. [thd]

Maitreya's "Discrimination of Dharmas and Their Nature"; Discerning Dharmas and Dharmata, one of the byams chos sde lnga, the five books of Maitreya. (RY)

The Ornament of the Sutras is one of the Five Teachings of Maitreya. Thrangu Rinpoche explains: "The Ornament of Realization (Abhisamayalamkara) clarifies the Second Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. The next three teachings are general works given to clarify all of Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings. These are called the Ornament of the Sutras (Sutralamkara), Discerning the Middle and the Extremes, and Discerning Dharmas and Dharmata. The fifth work taught by Lord Maitreya truly establishes the Third Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. It is called the Uttaratantra". (EPK) The Light of Wisdom, Vol. 1, pgs. 222 & 223. (RY)