Nāgārjuna's Middle Way (Siderits/Katsura)

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Nāgārjuna's Middle Way (Siderits/Katsura)

Post by Coëmgenu » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:29 am

What is anyone's opinion of Mark Siderits's and Shōryū Katrusa's translation and explanation of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā?

Is this a reliable source for leaning more about the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā?
子念昔貧,志意下劣,今於父所,大獲珍寶,并及舍宅、一切財物。甚大歡喜,得未曾有。
The son thought of past poverty, outlook humble, now having from father a treasure harvest, also father's house, all his wealth. Great joy - to have what was never before had.

Τῆς πατρῴας, δόξης σου, ἀποσκιρτήσας ἀφρόνως, ἐν κακοῖς ἐσκόρπισα, ὅν μοι παρέδωκας πλοῦτον· ὅθεν σοι τὴν τοῦ Ἀσώτου, φωνὴν κραυγάζω· Ἥμαρτον ἐνώπιόν σου Πάτερ οἰκτίρμον, δέξαι με μετανοοῦντα, καὶ ποίησόν με, ὡς ἕνα τῶν μισθίων σου.
Your fatherly due I withheld unthinking, in evil I wasted your wealth; a prodigal cries, "I've erred, father, receive the repentant as serf."

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Re: Nāgārjuna's Middle Way (Siderits/Katsura)

Post by amanitamusc » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:22 am

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Re: Nāgārjuna's Middle Way (Siderits/Katsura)

Post by Malcolm » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:47 am

Yes, it is a perfectly decent translation.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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