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Re: bodhisattva vs bodhisatva

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:20 pm
by Coëmgenu
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

Re: bodhisattva vs bodhisatva

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:22 pm
by dzogchungpa
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.