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Cao tăng truyện (chữ Hán: 高僧傳)
These books recorded stories of 257 famous monks. The volume is available in Vietnamese.
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)
Bodhidharma [my translation]
―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―
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I've seen a translation of a collection of biographies of eminent nuns in English, alas I can't remember the book's title. Otherwise I don't think any biographical record has been fully translated, except for the travel stories.
It has an English wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memoirs_of_Eminent_Monks
And those collections are also used to compare it with Chan records, like here: Biographies of Eminent Monks in a Comparative Perspective
and here: Evolution of Chan Biographies of Eminent Monks
In Chinese DDM/DDBC has a great project
to search for biographical info: Buddhist Authority Database Project
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?
2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.
3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.
4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.
1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"
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Not sure, but maybe this volume from BTTS, Records of High Sanghans
might be an extract translated from the Chinese version.
Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
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