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Kalavinka Shastras

Postby Will » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:58 pm

[EDIT MARCH 27 2011] This link (nor the one a few posts down) no longer works, but Dharmamitra will, in time, make his works available in PDF format at his Kalvinkapress site.

Bhikshu Dharmamitra's ten Dharma translations from Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Zhyi etc. are now available in PDF format. These are identical in content to the books. http://ifile.it/t3aqukl
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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Postby Huifeng » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:45 am

Will wrote:Bhikshu Dharmamitra's ten Dharma translations from Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Zhyi etc. are now available in PDF format. These are identical in content to the books.

http://rcpt.yousendit.com/856995711/bd7 ... 6a0574de41

Clicking the link will take you to the download site. Just click the "Download" button once there in order to get all of them. They come in a ZIP file so you should unzip the file once you download it in order to browse the files.

(To unzip in Windows XP, you right-click on the file and choose the "Extract All..." option, then you click "Next" and then "Finish").


Thanks, Will. I have a whole pile of these, from during the work-in-progress stages, while still being proof-read. These seem to be the published versions. May I inquire as to how you acquired them? Did the Venerable pass them on for broader dissemination?
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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Postby Indrajala » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:35 pm

I like how he includes the Chinese alongside the English. :smile:
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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Postby Will » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:59 pm

Huifeng: Thanks, Will. I have a whole pile of these, from during the work-in-progress stages, while still being proof-read.

So do I.

H: These seem to be the published versions.

Correct.

H: May I inquire as to how you acquired them? Did the Venerable pass them on for broader dissemination?


As a gift, unsolicited. Yes.
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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Postby Indrajala » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:02 pm

I'm happy to hear he decided to let them out freely on the net as .pdf files. :smile:

We need more of that.
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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Postby Astus » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:24 pm

Hail to Ven. Dharmamitra and FREE DHARMA! :applause:
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
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: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Postby Huifeng » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:32 am

Will wrote:
Huifeng: Thanks, Will. I have a whole pile of these, from during the work-in-progress stages, while still being proof-read.

So do I.

H: These seem to be the published versions.

Correct.

H: May I inquire as to how you acquired them? Did the Venerable pass them on for broader dissemination?


As a gift, unsolicited. Yes.


Thanks, Will, I thought as much. :smile:
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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Postby Will » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:59 pm

Note the new URL, http://ifile.it/t3aqukl in the first post; the old one expired.
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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Postby Will » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:07 pm

Just a reminder of which shastras Dharmamitra Bhikshu translated and are available in print & PDF forms. For the free PDFs see the ifile.it URL above.

The Current Kalavinka Press Title List:
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Meditation Instruction Texts:

The Essentials of Buddhist Meditation
By Shramana Zhiyi (Chih-i) - (538-597 ce)

The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime
By Shramana Zhiyi (Chih-i) - (538-597 ce)
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Bodhisattva Path Texts:

Nagarjuna's Guide to the Bodhisattva Path
The Bodhisambhara Shastra with Abridged Vasitva Commentary
By Arya Nagarjuna (ca 2nd century)

The Bodhisambhara Treatise Commentary
The Sole Extant Commentary on Nagarjuna's Bodhisambhara Shastra
By the early Indian monk, Bhikshu Vasitva (ca 300-500 ce).

Nagarjuna on the Six Perfections
By Arya Nagarjuna

A Strand of Dharma Jewels
The Earliest Edition of Nagarjuna's Ratnavali
By Arya Nagarjuna

Letter from a Friend
The Three Earliest Editions of Nagarjuna's Suhrllekha
By Arya Nagarjuna

Marvelous Stories from the Perfection of Wisdom
As told by Arya Nagarjuna
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Resolve-for-Enlightenment / Bodhicitta Texts:

On Generating the Resolve to Become a Buddha
Three Works on Bodhicitta. By Arya Nagarjuna, Patriarch Sheng'an Shixian, and the Tang literatus, Peixiu.

Vasubandhu's Treatise on the Bodhisattva Vow
By Vasubandhu Bodhisattva (ca 300 ce)
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Re: Free Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Postby Sherab » Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:28 am

Astus wrote:Hail to Ven. Dharmamitra and FREE DHARMA! :applause:

I second that. :bow:
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Re: Kalavinka Shastra PDFs

Postby Will » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:56 pm

Dharmamitra's next project, karma willing, will be Nagarjuna's Dasabhumika Vibhasa. He is over halfway through translating that work. Also there is a revision of Zhiyi's basic meditation manual in the works.
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