Translations of Bhavanakrama

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Translations of Bhavanakrama

Postby Seishin » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:32 am

Hello all,

I was wondering whether anyone has any suggestions on a recommended translation of Bhavanakrama by kamalaśila?

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Re: Translations of Bhavanakrama

Postby ratna » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:57 pm

Either Stages of Meditation with HH the Dalai Lama's commentary or this one. Both of these are the second Bhavanakrama (there are three). I haven't seen decent translations of the other two. Avoid Parmananda Sharma's translation.
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Re: Translations of Bhavanakrama

Postby Greg » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:08 pm

Another fine resource is "Meditation and The Concept of Insight in Kamalaśīla’s Bhāvanākramas" by Martin T. Adam, a dissertation. English translations of all three texts along with very helpful analysis. A Google search will turn it up fast.

Also worth a read is his "Two Concepts of Meditation and Three Kinds of Wisdom in Kamalaśīla’s Bhāvanākramas: A Problem of Translation," also easily available.
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Re: Translations of Bhavanakrama

Postby ratna » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:36 am

Thanks Greg, I had forgotten about Adam's thesis. The translations in this one are fine.
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