Rejoicing in 84000 Project, many new Sutras translated

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Rejoicing in 84000 Project, many new Sutras translated

Postby JKhedrup » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:33 am

http://read.84000.co/

Having recently referred to the 84000 website for my own research I have to say how much I rejoice in the project. They are translating an incredible amount of material of high quality, based mostly on the Tibetan canon but also including some translations from Classical Chinese.
for example བྱམས་པ་དགའ་ལྡན་གནས་སུ་སྐྱེ་བ་བླངས་པའི་མདོ།
The Sūtra on the Bodhisattva Maitreya Taking Birth in Tuṣita
kwan ji li’u phu sa zhang shyan te’u shis thyan kyin
'phags pa byang chub sems dpa' byams pa dga' ldan gnas su skye ba blangs pa'i mdo
The Noble Sūtra 'The Bodhisattva Maitreya Takes Birth in Tuṣita'
佛說觀彌勒菩薩上生兜率天經


The fact that they have organized the sponsorship for the basic expenses of the translators but have decided to make the texts free for everyone to use is deeply heartening.
A foolish man proclaims his qualifications,
A wise man keeps them secret within.
A straw floats on the surface of water,
But a precious gem placed upon it sinks to the depths
-Sakya Pandita
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Re: Rejoicing in 84000 Project, many new Sutras translated

Postby kirtu » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:44 am

It is an excellent project. But some of the translating teams continue to use misleading words like gnosis. Of course since these are just words it's not that big a problem but some of the material may propagate misleading ideas from philosophy that we already adhere to.

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Re: Rejoicing in 84000 Project, many new Sutras translated

Postby mandala » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:59 pm

Wow. Thanks very much for the link.. what an incredible and vast project!

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Re: Rejoicing in 84000 Project, many new Sutras translated

Postby Will » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:44 pm

Revealing one essence: this means the inherently pure, complete, luminous essence, which is pure of its own nature. -- Fa-tsang
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