Tāranātha's biography of Buddhagupta?

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Tāranātha's biography of Buddhagupta?

Post by Vajratantrika » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:44 pm

Does anyone know if Tāranātha's biography of Buddhagupta is in English translation? I have Tāranātha's "History of Buddhism in India" (Lama Chimpa, Alaka Chattopadhyaya translation), and his "Seven Instruction Lineages" (David Templeman translation), neither of which include sections on Buddhagupta (unless I'm just missing them somehow).

I am trying to do research on Buddhagupta. I've found a few articles online, like this one, this one, and this one. My understanding is that Tāranātha wrote a full biography of Buddhagupta. I thought maybe David Templeman did a translation, but I must be mistaken. Any English translations you know of? My search has come up empty.
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Re: Tāranātha's biography of Buddhagupta?

Post by crazy-man » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:51 pm

http://www.jonangfoundation.org/node/1443

http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/Buddhagupta-natha

http://sanskartamalaya.blogspot.de/2013 ... natha.html

Zongtse, Champa Thupten 1993, Tāranāthas Biographie des Buddhaguptanātha mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Abschnittes über Sri Lanka, in: “Festschrift Prof. Dr. Heinz Bechert: Studien zur Indologie und Buddhismuskunde,” Reinhold Grünedahl, Jens-Uwe Hartmann & Petra Krieffer (ed.), Bonn: Indica et Tibetica Verlag, 503 ff.

http://www.lotsawahouse.org/indian-mast ... commentary

Becoming Indian : a study of the life of the 16-17th century Tibetan Lama, Tāranātha
The focus of this study does not fall exclusively upon Tāranātha himself, although that is the main context. It also examines two Indian siddhas, Sāntigupta and Buddhaguptanātha, through whom Tāranātha authenticated and legitimized his own sense of 'Indian-ness'. Two chapters are dedicated to the lives of these figures, but always with an accent upon their relevance to Tāranātha himself. Tāranātha's Life of Buddhaguptanātha is presented as a translation in Appendix II
http://www.worldcat.org/title/becoming- ... /816311168
http://drl.tsadra.org/images/6/6c/Templ ... anatha.pdf

Buddhaguptanātha: A Late Indian siddha in Tibet
http://www.thlib.org/reference/spt/SPT- ... rceId=2329
http://vajrayana.faithweb.com/natha/Bud ... 0Tibet.pdf

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Re: Tāranātha's biography of Buddhagupta?

Post by crazy-man » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:15 pm

Buddhaguptanatha and the Late Survival of the Siddha Tradition in India: D Templeman
http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.co ... _Templeman

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Re: Tāranātha's biography of Buddhagupta?

Post by Vajratantrika » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:27 am

crazy-man wrote: Becoming Indian : a study of the life of the 16-17th century Tibetan Lama, Tāranātha
The focus of this study does not fall exclusively upon Tāranātha himself, although that is the main context. It also examines two Indian siddhas, Sāntigupta and Buddhaguptanātha, through whom Tāranātha authenticated and legitimized his own sense of 'Indian-ness'. Two chapters are dedicated to the lives of these figures, but always with an accent upon their relevance to Tāranātha himself. Tāranātha's Life of Buddhaguptanātha is presented as a translation in Appendix II
http://www.worldcat.org/title/becoming- ... /816311168
http://drl.tsadra.org/images/6/6c/Templ ... anatha.pdf
Excellent. Thank you crazy-man!
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