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Diamond Sutra in Sanskrit / Tibetan *characters*

Postby Jack Dawkins » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:37 am

Hi, quick question - can anyone point me to an online version of the diamond sutra in Sanskrit or Tibetan characters (i.e. not transliterated)? I'm looking specifically for the part about the teaching being like a raft.

Thanks,

Jack
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Re: Diamond Sutra in Sanskrit / Tibetan *characters*

Postby Huifeng » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:57 am

Jack Dawkins wrote:Hi, quick question - can anyone point me to an online version of the diamond sutra in Sanskrit or Tibetan characters (i.e. not transliterated)? I'm looking specifically for the part about the teaching being like a raft.

Thanks,

Jack


Transcribing Sanskrit into Romanized script does not make any change at all to the language.

Vajracchedika Prajnaparamita
Based on the edition by Paul Harrison and Shogo Watanabe in: Buddhist Manuscripts, vol. 3, ed. by Jens Braarvig, Oslo 2006 (Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection), pp. 89-132. = Vaj
Cz = ed. Conze
G = ed. Schopen
P = ed. Pargiter

Vaj 6; folio 29v4-31v6 (Cz 30.15-32.5)
na khalu punaḥ subhūte dharmodgrahītavyo nādharmaḥ| tasmād idaṃ sandhāya tathāgatena bhāṣitaṃ kolopamaṃ dharmaparyāyam ājānadbhiḥ dharmāḥ eva prahātavyāḥ prāg evādharmāḥ|

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Re: Diamond Sutra in Sanskrit / Tibetan *characters*

Postby randomseb » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:26 pm

I've seen it said that the characters of tibetan and sanskrit script are representations of things as well as being sound-bits, like certain visualization deity figures and such, and so could have what we would call a subconscious based effect in addition to the textual meanings.. This was in one of Namgyal Rimpoche's dharma talks if I am not mistaken
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Re: Diamond Sutra in Sanskrit / Tibetan *characters*

Postby Jack Dawkins » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:24 pm

Thanks very much. Using the information provided by Huifeng I was able to find a fragment of the Sanskrit version at http://www2.hf.uio.no/polyglotta/public/media/img_to_txt/121.gif. I'm not completely sure it includes the reference to the simile of the raft though.

Perhaps there is no complete surviving manuscript and nobody has written it out in Sanskrit characters because the romanised text is more useful - I don't know. I would like to get hold of the text as originally written though.

If anyone is aware of a word-for-word "translation" of the Sanskrit that would also be very interesting.

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Re: Diamond Sutra in Sanskrit / Tibetan *characters*

Postby eijo » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:24 am

If you're still looking for the text in Devanagari, here it is:

http://www.dsbcproject.org/node/3961

You can find a paragraph by paragraph translation here:

https://www2.hf.uio.no/polyglotta/index ... ext&vid=22

The picture of the folio you found is part of that page.

Look at

http://www.fodian.net/world/

under Taisho no. 0235 for links to various translations and Tibetan script versions.
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