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new Kāraṇḍavyūha Sutra translation

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Thu May 30, 2013 4:49 pm

The 84000 project online has their latest major sutra posted now:

http://read.84000.co/browser/released/U ... 51-004.pdf
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: new Kāraṇḍavyūha Sutra translation

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Fri May 31, 2013 5:57 am

Very bizarre! This link previously given should be ignored for it is now worthless; yet I was able, this morning, to download the sutra just fine.

Will check back and hope they get their act together.
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: new Kāraṇḍavyūha Sutra translation

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Re: new Kāraṇḍavyūha Sutra translation

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Fri May 31, 2013 8:32 pm

OK, the pdf is up again - let us hope it stays there:

http://read.84000.co/browser/released/U ... 51-004.pdf
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: new Kāraṇḍavyūha Sutra translation

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Re: new Kāraṇḍavyūha Sutra translation

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:21 pm

Yes Leo, I have read it, though I might not still have it around.

His arguments for Hindu Siva influence on Lokeswara & the OM MANI PADME HUM seemed forced and were not convincing to me.
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: new Kāraṇḍavyūha Sutra translation

Postby Leo Rivers » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:42 pm

I know what you mean.

We find 3 surviving texts out of 170 and fee impelled to use those 3 texts to explain each other as if they were a representative sample. I have a book on Early Buddhist Meditation and I think he demonstrates the reality of the Buddha's teachers and the forms of meditation used well - then goes on to link the materials to Brahmanism of the era and I'm asking "who ordered this?" On the other hand, Hindu and Buddhist sutras were, like Mediterranean gnostic texts, on occasion transferred from milieu to milieu en-mass by just changing the names of the people and gods in them. And in all things, then, influences went in both directions.


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