Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

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Earth Dragon
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Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby Earth Dragon » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:58 pm

Hi. I m wondering if there are any mandarin speaking buddhists here.

I m having some trouble translating some materials. Help is much appreciated. Just wink if you are able to help me :smile:

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Re: Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:46 am

Are you translating M. to E. or E. to M.?
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Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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Re: Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby Earth Dragon » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:33 am

PadmaVonSamba wrote:Are you translating M. to E. or E. to M.?
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Actually what i m doing is helping my teacher to compose and create the biggest online resource on buddhism.
I know it sound outrageous, but my teacher has done miracles before.

Within 3 months, he has already posted 3500 articles in english. He wants to do the same in mandarin chinese. Therefore the name of the project- chinese buddhist encyclopedia. But it is not about chinese buddhism "only", rather it is a strategically chosen name to make this project work.

My teacher is a nyingma lama, who has done lots of things that no one else ever has thought about.

At the moment i m stuck with finding the chinese editors and translators. Therefore i m looking for people here who are buddhists and would know how to advise me.

My goal- i want to reach the chinese buddhists. I am studying mandarin myself but it will take me another 5 years to find them myself.

Www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com

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Re: Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby T. Chokyi » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:58 am

Earth Dragon wrote:
My teacher is a nyingma lama


Your teacher sure can paint.

:smile:

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Re: Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby JKhedrup » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:40 pm

It's a great resource that you're putting together. I want to meet this Ken McLeod of "Unfettered Mind" now!

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Re: Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby Earth Dragon » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:17 pm

JKhedrup wrote:It's a great resource that you're putting together. I want to meet this Ken McLeod of "Unfettered Mind" now!


English is my third language. What do you mean by Ken Mcleod?

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Re: Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby JKhedrup » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:10 pm

His biography was one of the articles in your encyclopedia.

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Re: Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby Astus » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:26 am

Earth Dragon,

I can only congratulate you for the website. Great stuff! I hope you find Mandarin speaking members here who are willing to assist in this great project. You should know, however, that there are already lot of freely available info in Chinese on the web.

JKhedrup,

Ken McLeod is surely an interesting teacher. :)
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby Earth Dragon » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:07 am

Astus wrote:Earth Dragon,

I can only congratulate you for the website. Great stuff! I hope you find Mandarin speaking members here who are willing to assist in this great project. You should know, however, that there are already lot of freely available info in Chinese on the web.

JKhedrup,

Ken McLeod is surely an interesting teacher. :)


Astus

Thanx for your greetings. I agree that there is heaps available in chinese. There is even more available in english.

I have seen my teacher's effect on neo-buddhists. He never stops suprising them. His teachings are interesting. He tells the story so people want to know more afterwards. Or maybe i m just a fanatic...

The ideo of the encyclopedia is to cretate a bigger and better and more resourceful platform, something like wikipedia for buddhism . Again you can say- there are many already. But the biggest ones havebaround 10000 articles in many years.
Our www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com already has 3000 articles in 3 months. Thats in english.

I outline that all this is just a platform to allow future IT and technology to engage and contribute to buddhism.

Besides, this is the one very few Buddhist websites in english and in chinese, two most spoken languages in the world and probably amongst buddhists as well. But there is almost no opportunities for those two groups to interact.

So far....

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Re: Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby Huifeng » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:57 pm

您好!

祝福您們的案子一切順利。個人的看法是:如果真的在找些講中文的佛教突的話,那麼就谷哥"佛教留言板"。其實,已經有很多,比英文多得很。有雙語能力者也不少。

慧峰 合十

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Re: Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby Earth Dragon » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:37 am

Huifeng wrote:您好!

祝福您們的案子一切順利。個人的看法是:如果真的在找些講中文的佛教突的話,那麼就谷哥"佛教留言板"。其實,已經有很多,比英文多得很。有雙語能力者也不少。

慧峰 合十


你会说英语吗?
I would like to ask cor your help. If you do not mind...

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Re: Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby JKhedrup » Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:07 am

How do you recruit contributors to your site?

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Re: Mandarin and English speaking Buddhists?

Postby Earth Dragon » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:31 pm

JKhedrup wrote:How do you recruit contributors to your site?


Have a look

http://www.friends-in-dharma.com/index.php/support-us

You ll see all the options how to get involved. In reality, we are a small group of highly dedicated. If you are interested to help or join, then send me an email - shui3long2@gmail.com


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