The first complete translation into English of this Tibetan text, together with the informative commentary by the 8th century master Buddhaguhya. This text is of. The Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantra has 3 ratings and 1 review. Todd said: A fantastic translation from the Tibetan and Chinese by the polyglot Stephe.. . Read “The Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantra With Buddhaguhya’s Commentary” by Stephen Hodge with Rakuten Kobo. The first complete translation into.
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The first complete translation into English of this Tibetan text, together with the informative commentary by the 8th century master Buddhaguhya. This maaha is of seminal importance for the history of Buddhist Tantra, especially as very little has been published concerning the origins of Tantra in India. Read more Read less. New Year New You Sale.
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Product description Product Description The first complete translation into English of this Tibetan text, together with the informative commentary by the 8th century master Buddhaguhya.
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Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. According to the publisher’s colophon, this edition is a digital reprint and it shows!! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining about the price.
This work is invaluable. There are missing particles, punctuation errors, and a host of other typos. The bold italics are inconsistent and there is at least one passage of the root text that is just plain garbled. The “Mahavairocana Tantra” is clearly not for the tenderfoot, but one should be able to read mahs text without always having to wonder: Drawing from the extant Tibetan and Chinese translations of the lost Sanskrit original Hodge has produced an amazing rendition of the Maha-Vairocana Sutra.
His introduction is thorough and his outline of its major abhisqmbodhi makes the reading thereof more than intelligible. His method of translation is also to be praised, for instead of sticking unnecessarily close to the literal method or, the other too common error of translations of Buddhist texts, mixing in philosophical terminologies of post-renaissance Western thought, he has instead left all key terminologies untranslated; their various meanings explored in Buddhaguyha’s commentray and in the very welcome glossary.
If I had to compare this work with Christian texts, it would have to be put into the Gnostic category.
It is a truly remarkable translation giving the reader access into the so-called Buddhist mysteries. Above all this Tantra is about Mind, the absolute substance of reality, and how to enter into communion with it. For mystical types out there, break your piggy bank and buy it. The translation is great, much more annotation than the Geibel translation tho I think an index would have been nice. Considering what this cost, I would have hoped the pages were held in with something better than rubber cement.
The Maha-Vairocana-Abhisambodhi Tantra : With Buddhaguhya’s Commentary
My copy has pretty much exploded into about ten pieces This is as flimsy as the cheapest pulp paperback! For a serious title at a serious price, a serious binding is really necessary. Page 16 ended with an incomplete sentence”some text”. Anyone has a xbhisambodhi version for this page? Get to Know Us.
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