Aṅgulimālīya Sūtra

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Seeker12
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Aṅgulimālīya Sūtra

Post by Seeker12 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:10 am

Does anyone know of a transation (English) of this Sūtra, other than the excerpt linked on the Wikipedia page?

Thanks for consideration.
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Re: Aṅgulimālīya Sūtra

Post by crazy-man » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:48 am

ārya-aṅgulimālīya-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra
http://databases.aibs.columbia.edu/inde ... ll=kangyur

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Re: Aṅgulimālīya Sūtra

Post by Seeker12 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:50 pm

crazy-man wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:48 am
ārya-aṅgulimālīya-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra
http://databases.aibs.columbia.edu/inde ... ll=kangyur
So, I searched there and nothing came up.

Were you implying that it is there or simply providing the resource in the hopes that it is? In other words, am I simply doing the wrong thing to find it?

Thanks.
Better than if there were thousands of meaningless words is
one meaningful word that on hearing brings peace. Dhp

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Re: Aṅgulimālīya Sūtra

Post by dzogchungpa » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:21 pm

I believe a translation is available here:
http://www.sutrasmantras.info/sutra54a.html
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Re: Aṅgulimālīya Sūtra

Post by crazy-man » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:05 am

Seeker12 wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:50 pm
crazy-man wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:48 am
ārya-aṅgulimālīya-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra
http://databases.aibs.columbia.edu/inde ... ll=kangyur
So, I searched there and nothing came up.

Were you implying that it is there or simply providing the resource in the hopes that it is? In other words, am I simply doing the wrong thing to find it?

Thanks.
English Resources
Author:Rockhill, William Woodville
Publ. Date:1884
Publ. Details:in _The Life of the Buddha and Early History of the Order_ London: Trubner; repr.: London (1907); Varanasi (1972); San Francisco (1976).
Notes:English translation of excerpts (cf. 1972, p. 196-200)

Author:Perera, G. G.
Title:″Angulimāla Sutta″
Publ. Date:1901
Publ. Details:Buddhist 77:156 f.

Author:Cutler, Nathan
Title:″The Sutra of Sor-mo’i-phreng-ba″
Publ. Date:1981
Publ. Details:M.A. Thesis. Indiana University.
Notes:English translation of chapter 1

French Resources
Author:Demiéville, Paul
Publ. Date:1940
Publ. Details:in Émile Benveniste, ″Aṅgulimālīyasūtra″ in Textes sogdiens, p. 192, Paris (MisPelliot [4°]3)
On the Pali and the Chinese and Tibetan versions, see Encyclopaedia of Buddhism, ed.
G. P. Malalasekera, I, fasc. 4, Sri Lanka, 1965, pp. 627-28.
For the Sogdian passage see E. Benveniste, Textes sogdiens, Paris, 1940, pp. 43-44, 192.
For the Khotanese passage see R. E. Emmerick, The Book of Zambasta, London, 1968, chap. 6, v. 9.
(R. E. Emmerick)
Originally Published: December 15, 1985
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Re: Aṅgulimālīya Sūtra

Post by The one » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:33 am

Hi there,

Does anyone know the difference between Mahayana Angulimala sutra and the Theravada translation of Angulimala ? What are the difference if any ?

Regards .

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Re: Aṅgulimālīya Sūtra

Post by crazy-man » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:00 pm

The Mahāyāna Aṅgulimālīya Sūtra should not be confused with the Pāli Canon's Angulimala Sutta, which is a completely different work included in the Majjhima Nikaya. The Aṅgulimālīya Sūtra is a Mahāyāna Buddhist scripture belonging to the Tathāgatagarbha class of sūtra, which teach that the Buddha is eternal, that the non-Self and emptiness teachings only apply to the worldly sphere and not to Nirvāṇa, and that the Tathāgatagarbha is real and immanent within all beings and all phenomena.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%E1%B9%8 ... S%C5%ABtra
Aṅgulimāla (Pāli language; lit. 'finger necklace'; sometimes also spelled in Sanskrit: Aṅgulimāliya or Aṅgulimālya is an important figure in Buddhism, particularly within the Theravāda tradition. Depicted as a ruthless brigand who completely transforms after a conversion to Buddhism, he is seen as the example par excellence of the redemptive power of the Buddha's teaching and the Buddha's skill as a teacher. Aṅgulimāla is seen by Buddhists as the "patron saint" of childbirth and is associated with fertility in South Asia.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%E1%B9%85gulim%C4%81la

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