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Gampopa work?

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:07 pm
by kirtu
This title is supposed to be from Jewel Ornament of Liberation and is apparently the Chapter 1 title:

From this text, the title: ལེའུ་དང་པོ་་བདེ་གཤག་སྙིང་པོ

ལེའུ་དང = chapter one
= cause ?
བདེ = bliss
གཤག = (v) to chop, split
སྙིང་པོ = essence, womb, core (why is matrix suggested as a term?)

Is བདེ་གཤག་སྙིང་པོ a term for Tathgathagarbha?

Tathagatha is དེ་བཞིན་གཤེགས་པ . Is the text in error?

Thanks!

Kirt

Re: Gampopa work?

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:25 pm
by Paul
Matrix is a synonym for womb.

Re: Gampopa work?

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:34 pm
by kirtu
Paul wrote:Matrix is a synonym for womb.
Thanks but the ་སྙིང་པོ part isn't a problem. It's squaring the line between and ་སྙིང་པོ with Gampopa's title.

Kirt

Re: Gampopa work?

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:52 am
by tantular
You missed a drengbu: the title is ལེའུ་དང་པོ་རྒྱུ་བདེ་གཤེགས་སྙིང་པོ་ "Chapter 1: The Cause, Buddha-nature"

བདེ་གཤེགས་སྙིང་པོ་ is sugatagarbha. དེ་བཞིན་གཤེགས་པ་ (tathāgata) and བདེ་བར་གཤེགས་པ་ (sugata) are easily confused in their abbreviated forms དེ་གཤེགས་ and བདེ་གཤེགས་. To add to the confusion, in Sanskrit the standard term is tathāgatagarbha, whereas in Tibetan it's sugatagarbha.