Interesting paper on some early Dzogchen texts

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Fa Dao
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Interesting paper on some early Dzogchen texts

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Thought some of you all might find this interesting...
From_treatise_to_tantra_the_Pure_Golden.pdf
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Does anyone know the author - is she considered a good translator?
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PeterC wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 4:57 am Does anyone know the author - is she considered a good translator?
Here's her site, with plenty of freely available translations, judge for yourself (if you have access to the originals or "authoritative" translations): http://www.zangthal.co.uk/files.html
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Excellent site and bio. Looks like a formidable scholar.
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she doesn't translate "rDo la gser zhun" as "written with gold on stone"
that's good - but I wouldn't translate it as "Pure Golden Ore " either :smile:
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lelopa wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 8:47 am she doesn't translate "rDo la gser zhun" as "written with gold on stone"
that's good - but I wouldn't translate it as "Pure Golden Ore " either :smile:
Mipham glosses the title in this way:

[T]he intimate instruction of how to meditate is the treatise exemplified by a skilled smith smelting the element of gold in gold ore into liquid, meaning that it is actually extracted...

This leads to the title, "Smelting the Gold from Ore"
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Malcolm wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 4:34 pm
lelopa wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 8:47 am she doesn't translate "rDo la gser zhun" as "written with gold on stone"
that's good - but I wouldn't translate it as "Pure Golden Ore " either :smile:
Mipham glosses the title in this way:

[T]he intimate instruction of how to meditate is the treatise exemplified by a skilled smith smelting the element of gold in gold ore into liquid, meaning that it is actually extracted...

This leads to the title, "Smelting the Gold from Ore"
ChNN used "extracting" for "zhun" if I remember well.....
but smelting is (with metal in ore) nearly the same.
Even "pulling out" seems better than "written with gold on stone"
སྐྱེ་མེད་ཀ་དག་ཟང་ཐལ་གནས་ལུགས་ངང་གཟུང་འཛིན་ཞེན་པའི་ཐག་པ་བཅད་ལ་བཞག།
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