New Lalitavistara Sutra translation

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Re: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation

Postby Will » Tue May 28, 2013 3:42 am

It is up now, but the PDF of Karandavyuha is still a no show; except for the title page.
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Re: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation

Postby Michael_Dorfman » Thu May 30, 2013 4:08 pm

Will wrote:It is up now, but the PDF of Karandavyuha is still a no show; except for the title page.


The PDF of the Kāraṇḍavyūha is now available. Looks like they fixed whatever technical problem was holding it back.
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Re: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation

Postby udawa » Thu May 30, 2013 4:51 pm

Michael_Dorfman wrote:
Will wrote:It is up now, but the PDF of Karandavyuha is still a no show; except for the title page.


The PDF of the Kāraṇḍavyūha is now available. Looks like they fixed whatever technical problem was holding it back.


Thanks Michael. Interested to see that it is translated by Peter Alan Roberts - presumably the same person who has done some fine translations of mahamudra texts.

Again, not sure that I like the English rendition of the title, 'The Basket's Display', but like Lalitavistara, it seems to be a awkward thing to translate. There's an interesting discussion about the difficulties and ambiguities in the introduction.
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Re: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation

Postby Kunzang » Fri May 31, 2013 5:46 am

I still get a title page with this message when trying to download the Karandavyuha pdf:

"The PDF version of The Basket's Display is not yet available. Check back soon."

But at least I can read it online now.
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Re: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation

Postby Will » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:56 pm

An excerpt that praises the new Buddha:

Then the bodhisattvas and divine sons throughout the ten directions uttered an expression
of joy:
“An adept among beings, a lotus on the lake of wisdom, has appeared.
Untainted by mundane concerns,
He will cause a cloud of great compassion to mass,
Which will shower throughout the realm of phenomena.

“The gentle rain of Dharma, medicine to living beings,
Will cause all the seeds of the roots of virtue to sprout,
Bring growth to the saplings of faith,
And yield the fruits of liberation.”
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Re: New Lalitavistara Sutra translation

Postby WuMing » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:42 pm

just in case there is still anybody who can't download the text (The Basket's Display - Karandavyuha), please let me know by PM.
今以佛眼觀之佛與眾生同住解脫之床。無此無彼無二平等。
Now, observing with the eye of the Buddha, both the Buddha and ordinary beings are in the same liberated state. There is neither this nor that: there is only non-duality and identity.
- 空海 Kūkai 弘法大師 in Unjigi 吽字義 The Meaning of the Letter Hūṃ
new translation: Kūkai on the Philosophy of Language by Takagi Shingen and Dreitlein Eijō
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