bodhisattva vs bodhisatva

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Re: bodhisattva vs bodhisatva

Post by Caoimhghín » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:20 pm

DGA wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:56 pm
dzogchungpa wrote:The Tibetans transliterate Sanskrit, much as we do using the Latin alphabet, using their alphabet and some special characters and diacritic type markings.
Obviously. Which means that there's no debate whether there should be one or two Ts, the debate is over the usage of Tibetan orthography.
sukhamanveti wrote:I think Duff's point must be that Tibetans tend to read the second half of the word as satva ("warrior") instead of sattva ("being"). This is true.
This makes a great deal of sense: it's not a mere orthographic distinction but a completely different word.
It's actually a quirk of Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit.

"āryya", with a geminated " y", for "ārya" is another frequent one, like in "āryyāvalokiteśvaro".

Check this out: ... 25_-_Draft

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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Re: bodhisattva vs bodhisatva

Post by dzogchungpa » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:22 pm

dzogchungpa wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:16 pm
I happen to have in front of me "From Turfan to Ajanta : festschrift for Dieter Schlingloff on the occasion of his eightieth birthday" which contains the paper "How to justify the spelling of the Buddhist hybrid Sanskrit term Bodhisatva?" by Gouriswar Bhattacharya. Apparently it was spelled 'bodhisatva' in many Buddhist texts and inscriptions, but in many modern editions of texts and studies this has been "corrected" or whatever.

BTW, this paper is now available online here.
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