Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?

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Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?

Postby Mr. G » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:02 pm

Does anyone know if there's a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight.com? Sort of like an online abhidharmakosha?

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Postby kirtu » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:29 pm



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Re: Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:08 am

Greetings,

I think it is an excellent idea, and if anyone here has the means to create, instigate or participate in such a project, then I would encourage them to pursue that possibility, as it will be a great blessing to Buddhists across the globe.

In the meantime perhaps, someone (perhaps even Dharma Wheel members collectively?) could take up the slightly lesser challenge of creating a Mahayana/Vajrayana equivalent of the Google Saffron Theravada Search Engine.

http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=00545 ... cbjbznmwso

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Re: Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?

Postby Avery » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:41 am

Hey--

There are actually a number of websites with a nearly complete library of Mahayana scriptures, namely the NTU Digital Library and the SAT Daizōkyō Text Database.

http://shii.org/knows/Sutras

However, if you want to read them in English, that'll set you back several million dollars to hire a translator for 40-50 years... :rolleye:

There is no comparable project to the Pali Text Society for Mahayana.

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Postby plwk » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:33 am

Closest one in my estimation.... http://mahajana.lap.hu/

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Re: Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?

Postby Indrajala » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:47 pm

This might be useful:

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

Kind of like Access to Insight, though not as extensive.
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Re: Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?

Postby Astus » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:44 am

Creating anything similar to ATI in English is quite difficult. First of all there are copyright issues. Mahayana sutras have been translated by a large number of translators and groups. But you can find a lot around the Web if you know where to go. Plus Mahayana is a lot more diverse than Theravada.

On the other hand, you cannot get almost any Abhidhamma material online even though many of them are translated by PTS.
Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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Postby Huifeng » Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:49 pm

Also check out .

And also:

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Re: Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?

Postby Astus » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:53 pm

By the way, does anyone know a good source of online (modern) Japanese translations for sutras?
Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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Re: Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?

Postby Indrajala » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:12 pm

tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?

Postby Astus » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:25 pm

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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Re: Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?

Postby Mr. G » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:46 pm

I'll take the time to look over the links...thanks everyone.

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Re: Is there a Mahayana/Vajrayana Equivalent to accesstoinsight?

Postby Indrajala » Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:52 pm

tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |


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