Basic Program Study Manual for Chapter 4 of
Ornament for Clear Realization
A MASTERS PROGRAM MATERIALS PROJECT
Compiled by Emily Hsu and Kok Wai Cheong
Revised by Sally Ong and Ven. Sangye Khadro
This Manual is a study guide for the fourth
chapter of the Ornament for Clear Realization (Abhisamayalamkara)
by Maitreya, composed to support the study of this FPMT Basic Program subject.
It contains the translation of the root
text, a summarized explanation of each topic of Chapter 4, and the definitions from
Jetsün Chökyi Gyaltsen’s Ocean of Sport, the standard BP commentary for Chapter
4 of Ornament. An introduction to key Buddhist concepts and an
overview of Svatantrika tenets are also included. The extensive appendices
present sample quizzes with answer keys, discussion topics, suggestions for
meditations and reflections, an English-Tibetan glossary, and more.
The 250 page document is bookmarked for
easy reference and navigation, with the bookmarks presenting a detailed outline
of both text and appendices. A table of contents and a list of charts provide
links to the materials listed; the more than twenty charts give excellent
overviews of the intricate subject matter presented in Chapter 4 of Ornament.
Also available in French
and in Spanish