Best translation of Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge?

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Best translation of Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge?

Post by csmorg96 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:59 pm

Can anyone recommend a good translation of Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge?

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Re: Best translation of Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge?

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:17 pm

There is only one that I know of. Translated by Erik Pema Kunsang and published by Rangjung Yeshe.

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Post by Varis » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:28 pm

If you find the above translation too hard to get begin with, I would also suggest reading Ways of Enlightenment. It's basically an easier to digest introduction to the topics in the khenjuk, although you might find it a tad annoying if you prefer books written in an academic style.

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Post by Seeker12 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:29 am

IMO, EPK's (which Thomas mentioned) is pretty good. It's the only one I know of as well. I think it's well worth looking into/buying.
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Re: Best translation of Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge?

Post by MiphamFan » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:19 am

Patrul Rinpoche in Belgium did an abridgement with facing Tibetan and English text IIRC but yeah the only full translation is by EPK.

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Re: Best translation of Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge?

Post by amanitamusc » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:08 am

From vol1 page 31 [1,108]
" Full Beauty" Is there a site where words and phrases like this are listed and defined?

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Re: Best translation of Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge?

Post by dzogchungpa » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:14 am

amanitamusc wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:08 am
From vol1 page 31 [1,108]
" Full Beauty" Is there a site where words and phrases like this are listed and defined?

If you are looking for something like a glossary for the books, I don't know, but I had a look at the Tibetan and this particular phrase corresponds to "dge rgyas", which is the name of a certain heaven. You can read something about it here: http://dictionary.thlib.org/internal_de ... _term/5592
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Re: Best translation of Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge?

Post by amanitamusc » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:37 am

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:14 am
amanitamusc wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:08 am
From vol1 page 31 [1,108]
" Full Beauty" Is there a site where words and phrases like this are listed and defined?

If you are looking for something like a glossary for the books, I don't know, but I had a look at the Tibetan and this particular phrase corresponds to "dge rgyas", which is the name of a certain heaven. You can read something about it here: http://dictionary.thlib.org/internal_de ... _term/5592
That clarifies it .Many thanks.
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Re: Best translation of Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge?

Post by dzogchungpa » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:55 am

amanitamusc wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:37 am
I really need to do this for myself and I might even learn some Tibetan.

It's actually not that hard to learn enough to do this kind of thing, I recommend it.
There is not only nothingness because there is always, and always can manifest. - Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

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