Schools for Aspiring Translators

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Re: Schools for Aspiring Translators

Postby Malcolm » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:38 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Schools for Aspiring Translators

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:26 pm

It is good that enough rugged individualists have trod the narrow, winding path of Dharma translation into English that we have what we have now. But it is bad for the future if only a few 'hobbyists' decide to do this work.

Master Hua aimed high by encouraging many of his disciples to learn Chinese and translate the entire Tripitaka. Whether his DRBA is still producing new, competent translators I do not know. Mr Numata at BDK also has the same goal, but McCrae is dead and many, many more good workers are needed.

I believe it is vital for the survival of the buddhadharma to have Dharma translation schools being run by good translators who can also teach. Whether any or enough English-speaking Buddhist also care about this..... that is the question.
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: Schools for Aspiring Translators

Postby Malcolm » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:31 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Schools for Aspiring Translators

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:34 pm

The main obstacle is not $$$ Namdrol - but the feeble will & devotion of those Buddhist Gurus, translators & Dharma protectors, to at least plant the seeds of such schools.
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: Schools for Aspiring Translators

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Schools for Aspiring Translators

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Schools for Aspiring Translators

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Schools for Aspiring Translators

Postby mañjughoṣamaṇi » Thu May 03, 2012 12:04 pm


“In order to completely liberate the mind, cultivate loving kindness.” --

"The bottom always falls out of the quest for the elementary. The irreducibly individual recedes like the horizon, as our analysis advances." -- Genesis, Michel Serres

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Re: Schools for Aspiring Translators

Postby simhamuka » Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:28 am

Sengdongma has an easy job, because there are no enemies.

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Re: Schools for Aspiring Translators

Postby Huifeng » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:00 am

It's also easy to under estimate the actual amount of time and effort it takes to really get the language ability alone up to the required level, let alone the deeper understanding of texts and teachings.

~~ Huifeng


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tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: Schools for Aspiring Translators

Postby simhamuka » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:17 am

Sengdongma has an easy job, because there are no enemies.

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Re: Schools for Aspiring Translators

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Sengdongma has an easy job, because there are no enemies.

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Re: Schools for Aspiring Translators

Postby Pero » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:28 pm

Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
- Shabkar


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