Nepalese Lotus Sūtra

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Nepalese Lotus Sūtra

Post by Coëmgenu » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:26 pm

Is anyone aware of English translations of specifically the Nepalese or Gilgit Lotus Sūtra, rather than the more common Chinese recension?

Is the only translation of the Nepalese LS the French one from the 1800s?
歸命本覺心法身常住妙法心蓮臺本來莊嚴三身徳三十七尊住心
城遠離因果法然具普門塵數諸三昧無邊徳海本圓滿還我頂禮心諸佛

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 the 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: Nepalese Lotus Sūtra

Post by Malcolm » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:59 pm

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:26 pm
Is anyone aware of English translations of specifically the Nepalese or Gilgit Lotus Sūtra, rather than the more common Chinese recension?

Is the only translation of the Nepalese LS the French one from the 1800s?
It is definitely not as definitive as Kumarajiva's translation. :roll:
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra


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