Samantabhadra's Prayer

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Samantabhadra's Prayer

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:37 pm

Two volumes translated by Tony Duff that came out last year. Has a commentary by Nagarjuna and a Tibetan, plus Duff's own.

Anyone studied them; and if so thumbs up or down?
Manjushri is the hallowed Dharma, the ruler of the Dharma, the shining one, the superb illuminator of the world;
He is the powerful lord of Dharma, the king of the Dharma, the one who shows the most excellent pathway of mind. Manjushri-namasamgiti

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Re: Samantabhadra's Prayer

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:21 am

Now have copies of both volumes. Duff's Introduction says that later (1600? or so) Tibetans began to ignore the earliest Tibetan and Indian commentaries on that part of the sutra that contains Samantabhadra's prayer. Therefor mistakes have piled up, especially in the English renderings of recent Tibetan versions of the prayer.

Duff's own commentary is based on Nagarjuna's and other Indian commentaries. Duff also translates that section of the sutra containing the prayer. Have not read these yet.
Manjushri is the hallowed Dharma, the ruler of the Dharma, the shining one, the superb illuminator of the world;
He is the powerful lord of Dharma, the king of the Dharma, the one who shows the most excellent pathway of mind. Manjushri-namasamgiti

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Re: Samantabhadra's Prayer

Post by Crazywisdom » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:30 pm

If you only knew the words to say all your problems would be solved.
“Guys, we’re coming up on The Devil’s Anus.” —Thor - Ragnarok

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Re: Samantabhadra's Prayer

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri May 13, 2016 3:24 pm

These older Indian commentaries do give a differing meaning to many verses. Duff's book (two vols.) is a good one, though he is often prolix.
Manjushri is the hallowed Dharma, the ruler of the Dharma, the shining one, the superb illuminator of the world;
He is the powerful lord of Dharma, the king of the Dharma, the one who shows the most excellent pathway of mind. Manjushri-namasamgiti

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