username wrote:This particular book by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche should be read by people new to Tibetan Buddhism as well as more seasoned practitioners as it is very special in two major ways.
The subject is the same by Karma Chagme and is merely more elaborated in the other root text and two volumes as Wallace/Gyatrul explain. Also I explained apart from that elaboration, there is a preliminary and a supplementary chapter added by him too. He is not talking about Madhyamika or even a much focused different or even near subject, but expanding on the same precise subject.
On your question: I believe this commentary of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, about %98 of the book text apart from the root text, is an original commentary. You said his commentary is nothing new! If so, whose has he copied and can you quote the author and title of that text?
I said in my orginal answer that the texts were on the same subject, check above yourself. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoches text is a lot more elaborated than the Gyatrul/Wallace book.
My question to you is still what it is that is lacking in his commentary and what the "great new teaching" consist of?
The way you define "great new teaching" above makes every commentary a "great new teaching" so that means that you define the Gyatrul/Wallace book and the ChNN teaching is also a "great new teaching"? In that case you can just use the word "commentary" as it covers all. Also please define what is lacking according to your understanding?
"The direct, hard to understand, subtle field of knowing, the Great Path, is non-conceptual (akalpana), and entirely beyond the grasp of intellectual thought. Divorced from verbal ideation, it is difficult to point out and as difficult to enquire into. It cannot be communicated through words and [therefore] is not within the scope of the neophyte (adikarmika). Nevertheless the path is to be approached through studying scriptures (sutra) of the World-Teacher and following the personal instructions (upadesa) of one's Guru-ji."
Bodhicittabhavana by Acarya Sri Manjusrimitra