five treatises or five classic treatises: Five major commentaries recommended by both Dorje Pa Mu and Dorje Losang that are used in Tibetan monasteries and that need to be mastered:
Master Asanga’s The Jewel of Realization (Abhisamaya-lamkara), a commentary on the Prajnaparamita Sutras;
Master Chandrakirti’s Madhyamakavatara or Madhyamika Treatise (Guide or Introduction to the Middle Way);
Master Dharmakirti’s The Commentary on Valid Perception (Pramana Varttika or Hetu-Vidya Treatise);
Master Gunaprabha’s, A Summary of Vowed Morality (Vinayasutra), also referred to as the Precepts and Discipline Treatise; and
Master Vasubandhu’s, Abhidharmakosa Treatise.