Nepalese Lotus Sūtra

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Nepalese Lotus Sūtra

Post by Coëmgenu » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:26 pm

Is anyone aware of English translations of specifically the Nepalese or Gilgit Lotus Sūtra, rather than the more common Chinese recension?

Is the only translation of the Nepalese LS the French one from the 1800s?
世尊在靈山會上拈華示眾眾皆默然唯迦葉破顏微笑世尊云
The Lord dwelt at the Vulture Peak with the assembly and plucked a flower as a teaching. The myriad totality were silent, save for Kāśyapa, whose face cracked in a faint smile. The Lord spoke.

吾有正法眼藏涅槃妙心實相無相微妙法門不立文字教外別傳付囑摩訶迦葉。
I have the treasure of the true dharma eye, I have nirvāṇa as wondrous citta, I know signless dharmatā, the subtle dharma-gate, which is not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures, which is a special dispensation, which is entrusted to Mahākāśyapa.

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Re: Nepalese Lotus Sūtra

Post by Malcolm » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:59 pm

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:26 pm
Is anyone aware of English translations of specifically the Nepalese or Gilgit Lotus Sūtra, rather than the more common Chinese recension?

Is the only translation of the Nepalese LS the French one from the 1800s?
It is definitely not as definitive as Kumarajiva's translation. :roll:
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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