Pracjnaparamita in 25,000 lines

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Pracjnaparamita in 25,000 lines

Postby Leo Rivers » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:40 pm

My general impression is that the Pancavimsatisahasrika-prajnaparamita-sutra is the "standard edition" of this collection of materials, the one that outlines reference, and the one that lay behind the Nagarjuna shastra.

My further impression is that Conze's long 100,000 version is a constructiced hybrid. I have aways had a high impression of him but I have heard people actually hiss at this.

Is the Pancavimsatisahasrika-prajnaparamita-sutra available in english somewhere?

And does it include the Wisdom chapter?


(Side note: that new interview with Paul Williams is, ahem, a Revelation....)

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Re: Pracjnaparamita in 25,000 lines

Postby Malcolm » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:45 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Pracjnaparamita in 25,000 lines

Postby Anders » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:14 pm

"Even if my body should be burnt to death in the fires of hell
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice"

--- Gandavyuha Sutra

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Re: Prajnaparamita in 25,000 lines

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Re: Pracjnaparamita in 25,000 lines

Postby Malcolm » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:41 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Pracjnaparamita in 25,000 lines

Postby Huifeng » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:08 am



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Re: Pracjnaparamita in 25,000 lines

Postby Huifeng » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:12 am

You may want to check out this old old article on my Prajnacara Blog:

http://prajnacara.blogspot.tw/2008/10/s ... sutra.html

For older equivalents to the Pancavimsati:
T222 –《光讚般若經》Guangzan Banruo Jing
T221 –《放光般若經》Fangguang Banruo Jing
T223 –《摩訶般若經》Mohe Banruo Jing

Regarding "standard text", maybe this:
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SŪTRAS:

Ugh, flipping through this, haha, not my best...

~~ Huifeng


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Re: Pracjnaparamita in 25,000 lines

Postby Leo Rivers » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:43 am

I've been away, a belated THANKS Prof. Huifeng . :thanks:

Vasbandhu's commentary on the Lotus Sutra uses a later-date expanded Sanskrit text. But humorously, the Chinese translators of his shastra swap the earlier beloved Kumarajiva version's text for the Sanskrit text Vasubandhu was using when dubbing in the Lotus Sutra quotes in the process of translating it.

And the remark about Paul Williams was in reference to an interview in which he voiced his powerful Christian convictions. It is the manner of his assertions more than his convictions that somewhat caught my attention. But due diligence is in order, I have my own biases that may make me too sensitive to this. :emb:


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