Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

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Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Post by Malcolm » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:06 pm

Dear Friends:

It is my pleasure to announce that Wisdom Publications and Zangthal Editions will collaborate in bringing out the Self-Arisen Vidyā Tantra (rig pa rang shar) and the Self-Liberated Vidyā Tantra (rig pa rang grol) as the Seventeen Tantras: Volume 1 & 2. The first edition of this two volume set will be hardbound, in a clothbound slip case. Publication of these two translations are presently scheduled for late summer/early fall, 2018. Together with an introductory essay with text critical overview of the history and origins of the Seventeen Tantras as related in the Vima Nyinthig, index, glossary, etc., to be included in vol. 2, I expect the page count to be somewhere around 900 pages all totaled.

One thing people should understand is that with respect to the Self-Arisen Vidyā Tantra, according to Chetsun Sengge Wangchuk, possession of the text itself is permission to read it. So while I encourage readers who are interested to have Dzogchen transmission, there is no absolute need to have the lung for this text, though of course it is also good in you can obtain the lung.

I will keep you posted with updates here.
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[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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Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Post by amanitamusc » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:16 pm

This is great news.I look forward to these translations.

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Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Post by Norwegian » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:25 pm

E ma ho

That is all I can say. Thank you so much Malcolm :heart:

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Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Post by Arnoud » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:07 pm

That is great news. Congratulations!

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Post by Vasana » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:23 pm

Great news, congratulations!
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Post by Crazywisdom » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:28 pm

Good job!
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Post by treehuggingoctopus » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:50 pm

Fantastic news, Loppon! Looking forward to reading it!
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Post by heart » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:52 pm

Malcolm wrote:Dear Friends:

It is my pleasure to announce that Wisdom Publications and Zangthal Editions will collaborate in bringing out the Self-Arisen Vidyā Tantra (rig pa rang shar) and the Self-Liberated Vidyā Tantra (rig pa rang grol) as the Seventeen Tantras: Volume 1 & 2. The first edition of this two volume set will be hardbound, in a clothbound slip case. Publication of these two translations are presently scheduled for late summer/early fall, 2018. Together with an introductory essay with text critical overview of the history and origins of the Seventeen Tantras as related in the Vima Nyinthig, index, glossary, etc., to be included in vol. 2, I expect the page count to be somewhere around 900 pages all totaled.

One thing people should understand is that with respect to the Self-Arisen Vidyā Tantra, according to Chetsun Sengge Wangchuk, possession of the text itself is permission to read it. So while I encourage readers who are interested to have Dzogchen transmission, there is no absolute need to have the lung for this text, though of course it is also good in you can obtain the lung.

I will keep you posted with updates here.
:good:

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Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Post by ratna » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:53 pm

Fantastic news!

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Post by Malcolm » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:00 pm

ratna wrote:Fantastic news!
You will be in the bibliography again.
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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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Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Post by Dechen Norbu » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:03 pm

This is excellent. Great news!

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Post by gzodzilpa » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:29 pm

Very exciting! :woohoo:

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Post by PuerAzaelis » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:40 am

Immensely grateful. Congratulations on a stupendous achievement.
Generally, enjoyment of speech is the gateway to poor [results]. So it becomes the foundation for generating all negative emotional states. Jampel Pawo, The Certainty of the Diamond Mind

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Post by Virgo » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:27 am

Very exciting.

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Post by conebeckham » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:35 am

Great news!
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Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:57 am

Awesome, looking forward to it.
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Post by lelopa » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:27 am

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Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Post by Marc » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:48 am

Oh.... This is no small news !
Fantastic ! EMAHO !!!
Thank you for this immensely precious work :namaste:

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Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Post by Malcolm » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:44 pm

  • The first division includes the three essential tantras: the Self-Arisen Vidyā, the Self-Liberated Vidyā, and the Without Syllables. If one knows these three, one will have command over the general meaning of the tantras, like a king who has command over his subjects.
-- Longchenpa.
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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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Re: Seventeen Tantras Volume 1 & 2

Post by DGA » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:00 pm

Congratulations, Malcolm, on this publication. I hope it finds its audience. I'm glad Wisdom is getting behind these projects.

Meanwhile...
Malcolm wrote:
  • The first division includes the three essential tantras: the Self-Arisen Vidyā, the Self-Liberated Vidyā, and the Without Syllables. If one knows these three, one will have command over the general meaning of the tantras, like a king who has command over his subjects.
-- Longchenpa.
I'm ignorant of these texts (for now). The upcoming volume will contain translations of the first two tantras, correct? Will the third one, Without Syllables, also find print in English?

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