Summary of the Mahayana

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Summary of the Mahayana (Skt. Mahāyānasaṃgraha; Tib. ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོ་བསྡུས་པ་, Wyl. theg pa chen po bsdus pa) is a text by Asanga outlining the basic tenets of the Yogachara tradition.




  • Asanga, A Compendium of the Mahayana: Asanga's Mahayanasamgraha and Its Indian and Tibetan Commentaries in three volumes, translated and introduced by Karl Brunnhölzl (Boulder: Snow Lion, 2019)
  • Keenan, John P., trans. The Summary of the Great Vehicle by Bodhisattva Asaṅga (Translated from the Chinese of Paramārtha). Berkeley, CA: Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 1992.
  • Paul J. Griffiths, Noriaki Hakamaya, John Keenan and Paul Swanson, The Realm of Awakening: Chapter Ten of Asaṅga 's Mahāyāasaṃgraha, Oxford University Press (New York 1989).


  • Lamotte, Étienne, ed. and trans. La Somme du Grand Véhicule d’Asaṅga (Mahāyāasaṃgraha), Vol. 1: Version tibétaine et chinoise (Hiuan-tsang); Vol. 2: Traduction et commentaire. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 1938–39. Reprint, 1973.

Alternative Translations

  • The Synopsis of the Mahayana