New Translations from Bhikshu Dharmamitra

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New Translations from Bhikshu Dharmamitra

Post by Nicholas » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:41 pm

In a month or so, these English only and bi- or tri-lingual shastras and a sutra, (Ten Grounds) will be available. Here is a picture of them:

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Re: New Translations from Bhikshu Dharmamitra

Post by Nicholas » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:34 pm

The new translations are now up at Amazon. Search for Kalavinka Press to see the new Chinese-Skt-English versions of several titles. Also the new Ten Grounds Sutra versions, one by Kumarajiva & one by Shiksananda. Both of these also have PL Vaidya's Sanskrit in appendices.

The smaller Buddha mindfulness book has three methods, with differing purposes. It is also a valuable text.
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Re: New Translations from Bhikshu Dharmamitra

Post by Nicholas » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:28 am

Perhaps the most valuable one I did not mention. Nagarjuna also wrote a Treatise on the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds. It is over 600 pages and gives all the essential attitudes and practices for a Mahayana aspirant.

Here he explains another title for the Buddha - Tathagata. He gives several more meanings besides this one:
In “the Tathāgatas,” (lit. “the Thus Come Ones”), the “Thus”
(tathatā) is a reference to reality whereas the “Come” (gata) is a reference
to the ultimate point that is reached. It is because they have arrived at
genuine reality that they are referred to as “Thus Come Ones.”

What then is it that constitutes “genuine reality”? It is what is
referred to as “nirvāṇa.” It is because it involves no falseness or deceptiveness
that this is referred to as “according with reality.” This is as
explained in the sutra where the Buddha tells a bhikshu, “The foremost
among the truths of the Āryas is free of deceptiveness. This is nirvāṇa.”
Page 75-76.
May all seek, find and follow the Path of Tathāgatas.

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