Christopher Wilkinson Tantras

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madhusudan
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Christopher Wilkinson Tantras

Post by madhusudan » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:32 pm

I've seen that a number of early Dzogchen tantras have become available in the past year or so translated by Christopher Wilkinson. Can anyone comment on them? Which, in your estimation, is most essential? How is he as a translator? Thanks for any comments on these books.

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Re: Christopher Wilkinson Tantras

Post by MiphamFan » Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:00 am

They are not very easy to read.

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Re: Christopher Wilkinson Tantras

Post by madhusudan » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:11 am

Thanks for that info. Looks like I'll pass on them for now.

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Re: Christopher Wilkinson Tantras

Post by tingdzin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:57 am

My opinion, for what it's worth, is that his translations are not that bad, and, at least in those volumes I have, he includes the Tibetan original so you can see where he was coming from (not always too clear). Probably not great for someone with no Tibetan as an introduction to Dzogchen.

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Re: Christopher Wilkinson Tantras

Post by Josef » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:18 pm

They seem a bit rushed in my opinion.
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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