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Blue Annals

Post by kirtu » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:01 am

I can't find a previous thread specifically on the Blue Annals so I started this one.

The Blue Annals were written by Go Lotsawa Zhonnu Pel (1392-1481), a student of the fifth Karmapa Deshin Shekpa and Tsongkhapa. Go Lotsawa became abbot of Karmarning Monastery and was a teacher of the sixth Karmapa Thongwa Dönden.

The Blue Annals, completed in 1478, are an ecclesiastical history of Tibetan Buddhism focusing on the dissemination of the practice lineages throughout Tibet.

Here is a summary of the Blue Annals.

The Blue Annals in Tibetan from TBRC. You must first create an account to access the material.

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Blue Annals

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:54 pm

George Roerich's translation is still in print, also e-book versions (colossal size of files) are available:

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.283021

Any criticism of his translation?
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Re: Blue Annals

Post by tingdzin » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:08 pm

He certainly does not use what has become standard terminology among Buddhist scholars, but it's generally possible to figure out what the Tibetan was without too much trouble. I wouldn't formulate any new historical theories based on Roerich's translation without checking the Tibetan, though.

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Re: Blue Annals

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:14 pm

tingdzin wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:08 pm
He certainly does not use what has become standard terminology among Buddhist scholars, but it's generally possible to figure out what the Tibetan was without too much trouble. I wouldn't formulate any new historical theories based on Roerich's translation without checking the Tibetan, though.
Any other translation options in English?
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Re: Blue Annals

Post by tingdzin » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:17 pm

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:14 pm
Any other translation options in English?
Not that I know of.

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