Book of Bodhisattva Precepts

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Book of Bodhisattva Precepts

Postby Will » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:21 pm

Rulu's latest translation, which is from the Bodhisattva-bhumi of Maitreya:

http://www.sutrasmantras.info/sutra31.html
One should refrain from biased judgments and doubting in fathoming the Buddha and the Dharma of the Buddhas. Even though a dharma may be extremely difficult to believe, one should nonetheless maintain faith in it. Nagarjuna
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Re: Book of Bodhisattva Precepts

Postby Malcolm » Fri Aug 05, 2011 5:29 pm

Will wrote:Rulu's latest translation, which is from the Bodhisattva-bhumi of Maitreya:

http://www.sutrasmantras.info/sutra31.html



That would be Asanga, actually.
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Re: Book of Bodhisattva Precepts

Postby Astus » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:33 pm

Very interesting. Thanks for the notification Will.
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
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True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T51n2076, p461b24-26)
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Re: Book of Bodhisattva Precepts

Postby Will » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:48 pm

Namdrol wrote:
Will wrote:Rulu's latest translation, which is from the Bodhisattva-bhumi of Maitreya:

http://www.sutrasmantras.info/sutra31.html



That would be Asanga, actually.


Not in the Chinese tradition; they consider Maitreya the source/dictator/inspiration. See Rulu's note #2.
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Re: Book of Bodhisattva Precepts

Postby Will » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:53 pm

Questions regarding these abound, for example number 12:

12. Failing to Guard against Criticism
Suppose a Bodhisattva, ignoring its severity, fails to guard against, or clear him of, criticism or slander. If it is because he has faults and fails to correct them, it is called a transgression...


Should "him" be "himself"? Does this verse mean a bodhisattva should repair his faults when pointed out; but not protest against the criticism?
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Re: Book of Bodhisattva Precepts

Postby davidchatman » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:39 am

good. Its interesting :)
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Re: Book of Bodhisattva Precepts

Postby mudra » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:26 pm

Will wrote:
Namdrol wrote:
Will wrote:Rulu's latest translation, which is from the Bodhisattva-bhumi of Maitreya:

http://www.sutrasmantras.info/sutra31.html



That would be Asanga, actually.


Not in the Chinese tradition; they consider Maitreya the source/dictator/inspiration. See Rulu's note #2.



Interesting. In the Indian (and subsequently the Tibetan tradition) Arya Asangha spent 12 years meditating on Maitreya. In these traditions the Bodhisattva-bhumi was definitely written by Arya Asangha but obviously inspired by Maitreya from whom he received many teachings, including the explanation of the Heart Sutra. I wonder why the Chinese tradition ignores that?
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