Wilkinson Translations

User avatar
heart
Posts: 4810
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:55 pm

Re: Wilkinson Translations

Post by heart » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:38 pm

PSM wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:57 pm
I've come across the 'line of lambs' before as a poetic term in Dzogchen for vajra chains (can't remember where, unfortunately), as if they are a line of lambs tied together and walking along a hillside, one after another. It's even in the RY dictionary.

http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/Vajra_Chain
http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/lu_gu_rgyud
I can say, without a doubt, that Erik Pema Kunzang always call it "vajra chains" in his translations.

/magnus
"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

PSM
Posts: 260
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:15 pm

Re: Wilkinson Translations

Post by PSM » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:45 pm

Remembered that it's used by Dudjom Lingpa. This is from the glossary of Heart of the Great Perfection: Dudjom Lingpa's Visions of the Great Perfection, translated by Alan Wallace:
Capture.JPG
Capture.JPG (20.56 KiB) Viewed 283 times

PSM
Posts: 260
Joined: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:15 pm

Re: Wilkinson Translations

Post by PSM » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:55 pm

And from Natural Liberation: Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos, again by Alan Wallace:
Attachments
Capture2.JPG
Capture2.JPG (53.83 KiB) Viewed 283 times

TrimePema
Posts: 366
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:16 am

Re: Wilkinson Translations

Post by TrimePema » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:21 pm

PSM wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:55 pm
And from Natural Liberation: Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos, again by Alan Wallace:
Pretty sure that settles it.

pemachophel
Posts: 1564
Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:19 pm
Location: Lafayette, CO

Re: Wilkinson Translations

Post by pemachophel » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:40 pm

Although I also always use "vajra strands," I think the literal Tibetan is actually visually a much better representation.
Pema Chophel པདྨ་ཆོས་འཕེལ

Post Reply

Return to “Dzogchen”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 63 guests