Best Taisho Tripitaka translation?

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Best Taisho Tripitaka translation?

Post by Satoshi20 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:12 pm

Gasshou!
What's the best Best Taisho Tripitaka English translation?

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Re: Best Taisho Tripitaka translation?

Post by Astus » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:18 pm

The Taisho Tripitaka has not been translated to English, only some texts in it.
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Best Taisho Tripitaka translation?

Post by Satoshi20 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:56 pm

I see, thanks!
What's best reasonable (not Western 'overscholarly' very badly interepted) English translation possibly from any Grandmasters, of Mahayana sutras?

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Re: Best Taisho Tripitaka translation?

Post by Queequeg » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:09 pm

Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai is working on a complete translation of the Taisho. Far from complete, but some of what they have published so far is available here:

http://www.bdkamerica.org/digital
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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