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Tattvasiddhi: The Attainment of Suchness


Madhyamakalankara: The Ornament of the Middle Way




With Commentaries by

Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche


Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche


Includes English translations of the root text of both works by Shantarakshita, with detailed commentary by the Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches, as well as Tibetan and Sanskrit versions of the root texts.


Edited by Marie-Louise Friquegnon and Arthur Mandelbaum
in collaboration with Geshe Lozang Jamspal

“By tasting of the feast of reasoning contained therein,

One will become a crown and summit of the many learned ones

Who on the path of reasoning for many lives,

Through many hardships came to mastery in proof and refutation,

Uprooting every falsehood.


Even in the noble land this master’s like was rarely found.

Ah, such was the great fortune of the people of Tibet

He was invited by their king and sovereign!

And as I think of it my mind

Is helplessly transported with a wondrous joy!”

-Je Tsongkhapa



“I venerate the great abbot Shantarakshita, whose skill opened the way of using logical reasoning, to explain to his disciples in accordance with their dispositions, the Middle Way path of emptiness, devoid of duality. He spread the conqueror’s teachings in the Land of the Snows.”

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama



“Glorious Shantarakshita, the sacred holder of the vows, Padmasambhava, the master of both yoga and accomplishment, Losel Wangpo and Kamalasila: these are second Buddhas in this age of decadence.”

-Sakya Pandita



Paperback: 206 pages

Publisher: Cool Grove Press; first edition (4 Nov. 2017)

Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-1887276771