Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

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Re: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

Post by narhwal90 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:00 am

... going to need reading glasses myself. $90 for the set

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Re: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:41 am

Queequeg wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:00 am
Mine arrived too!

Font is probably 10? Footnotes 8?
Gadzooks, horrid sounding!

Perhaps I should take a chance on one of those Laser eye fixit operations.
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Re: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

Post by narhwal90 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:10 am

Gonna need more than a laser fixit to read these puppies lol :thumbsup:

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Re: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

Post by Queequeg » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:53 am

90 for the set.

One volume is appendices, glossary, and supplemental texts. Pretty good value for the breadth of material...
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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Re: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:59 pm

Amazon said a delay in shipping has manifested. So between the small type, price and having read and not finished too much lately - I cancelled the order.
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Re: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

Post by jake » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:25 am

Queequeg wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:53 am
90 for the set.

One volume is appendices, glossary, and supplemental texts. Pretty good value for the breadth of material...
Thank you, I ordered a copy. Surprised at the price to be honest, 90 dollars for a three volume hard bound set seems quite low. I can't imagine the translator is making much, if any, compensation for this. One day maybe merit will pay the bills, until then I hope he has a great pension.
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Re: Mo-ho-Chih-kuan forthcoming

Post by Queequeg » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:04 am

It's paperback...

I don't think professors go into the academy to get rich. Life of the mind, as I once heard a guy say. There's a good essay on Swanson's page at Nanzan University sharing his thoughts on completing the translation...

Discoveries Upon Translating the Mo-ho Chih-kuan
http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/en/files/201 ... 1_2012.pdf

He seems quite content. He got to wrestle with this text as a job for 30 years. Fortunate man.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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