New translations from Kalavinka

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New translations from Kalavinka

Post by Will » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:36 pm

All are Mahayana, but there may be connections found by those who study & ponder. See just the two posts with pictures of the books.

https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f ... 88#p509188


A photo of the covers - books will not be available for a month or so:

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Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Post by SDC » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:47 pm

Thank you for sharing, Will.

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Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Post by Will » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:13 pm

SDC wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:47 pm
Thank you for sharing, Will.
Perhaps most interest for this site will fall on the Mindfulness of the Buddha text by Nagarjuna.
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Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Post by Caodemarte » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:34 pm

Good news! Thank you.

I see one chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra is listed. I thought there were plans for a publication of a complete translation by Kalavinka Press and BDK. Any word on what happened to that?

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Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Post by Will » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:39 pm

Caodemarte wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Good news! Thank you.

I see one chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra is listed. I thought there were plans for a publication of a complete translation by Kalavinka Press and BDK. Any word on what happened to that?
It is happening - just v e r y slowly...
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Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Post by Caodemarte » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:04 pm

Will wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Caodemarte wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Good news! Thank you.

I see one chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra is listed. I thought there were plans for a publication of a complete translation by Kalavinka Press and BDK. Any word on what happened to that?
It is happening - just v e r y slowly...
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Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Post by Will » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:35 pm

The new translations are now up at Amazon. Search for Kalavinka Press to see the new Chinese-Skt-English versions of several titles. Also the new Ten Grounds Sutra versions, one by Kumarajiva & one by Shiksananda. Both of these also have PL Vaidya's Sanskrit in appendices.

The smaller Buddha mindfulness book has three methods, with differing purposes. It is also a valuable text.
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Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Post by Will » Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:59 pm

For those who do not read Chinese, nor Sanskrit, (nor wish to learn) the two fat volumes of Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds can be ignored.

There is also a one volume English only version. With a very comprehensive outline of contents, Glossary & Notes over 700 pages, and radiant with good Dharma!
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Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Post by Will » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:42 pm

Will wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:59 pm
For those who do not read Chinese, nor Sanskrit, (nor wish to learn) the two fat volumes of Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Ten Bodhisattva Grounds can be ignored.

There is also a one volume English only version. With a very comprehensive outline of contents, Glossary & Notes over 700 pages, and radiant with good Dharma!
Bhikkhu Bodhi was a helper of Bhikshu Dharmamitra's during this translation process.
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Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Post by Will » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:11 am

Part of the Introduction to new book - Nāgārjuna on Mindfulness of the Buddha:
In this volume I present Ārya Nāgārjuna’s explanations of three
closely related but rather different “mindfulness-of-the-Buddha”
practices that are sometimes mistaken for each other:

“Mindfulness of the Buddha” as Pure land practice;
“Mindfulness of the Buddhas” as cultivation of the “seeing-the-Buddhas” (pratyutpanna) samādhi;
and “Recollection of the Buddha” as a protective practice.

In order to facilitate the clear understanding of the first two of
these three topics, I present exemplary chapters from Nāgārjuna’s
Treatise on the Ten Grounds, and, to distinguish and clarify the final
topic, I present a long passage from Nāgārjuna’s Exegesis on the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra.

In his Treatise on the Ten Grounds, a third of the way through his
discussion of the first bodhisattva ground, Nāgārjuna explains the
“pure land” practice that involves reverential devotion to and invocation
of the name of a particular buddha with the aim of achieving
irreversibility on the bodhisattva path with the option of gaining
rebirth in that buddha’s purified buddha world. It is my translation
of that single-chapter discussion, “The Easy Practice” (Chapter 9)
that constitutes the first section of this book.

Later in that same text, in the final third of his discussion of the
first bodhisattva ground, Nāgārjuna explains in great detail how
to engage in “mindfulness of the Buddhas” practice in such a way
that one may then enter the pratyutpanna samādhi, the samādhi in
which one is able to see the buddhas of the ten directions and listen
to them teach the Dharma. It is my translation of that marvelously
detailed six-chapter discussion of “mindfulness of the Buddhas”
that forms the second section of this book.

Two thirds of the way through the immense (34-fascicle)
“Introduction” to his 100-fascicle Exegesis on the Great Perfection of
Wisdom Sutra
, Nāgārjuna presents a very detailed description of
“the eight recollections” of which the initial subsection is his discussion
of “recollection of the Buddha.” It is my translation of that
discussion that forms the third section of this book.
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Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Post by Will » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:55 pm

The old Kalavinka Press website has been updated. Now many excerpts from the new texts are included in the Dharma Jewels section:

http://kalavinka.org/index.html
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