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Any translation of this volume 高僧傳

Postby LastLegend » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:17 am

Cao tăng truyện (chữ Hán: 高僧傳)

http://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cao_t%C4%8 ... %E1%BB%87n

These books recorded stories of 257 famous monks. The volume is available in Vietnamese.
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Re: Any translation of this volume 高僧傳

Postby Astus » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:21 am

I've seen a translation of a collection of biographies of eminent nuns in English, alas I can't remember the book's title. Otherwise I don't think any biographical record has been fully translated, except for the travel stories.

It has an English wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memoirs_of_Eminent_Monks

And those collections are also used to compare it with Chan records, like here: Biographies of Eminent Monks in a Comparative Perspective and here: Evolution of Chan Biographies of Eminent Monks

In Chinese DDM/DDBC has a great project to search for biographical info: Buddhist Authority Database Project
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Re: Any translation of this volume 高僧傳

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:51 pm

LastLegend wrote:
Cao tăng truyện (chữ Hán: 高僧傳)

http://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cao_t%C4%8 ... %E1%BB%87n

These books recorded stories of 257 famous monks. The volume is available in Vietnamese.


Not sure, but maybe this volume from BTTS, Records of High Sanghans might be an extract translated from the Chinese version.
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