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

I think each human being has things to find out in his own life that are inescapable. They’ll find them out the easy way or the hard way, or whatever.
-Jerry Garcia

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