Translator’s Introduction The Scripture on the Explication of Underlying Meaning ( Samdhinirmocana-sutra) is a foundational text in the development of Yogacara. The Samdhinirmocana Sutra is one of the Buddha’s core teachings on the nature consciousness. It reads almost like a textbook on awareness and the. The Saṃdhinirmocana Sūtra (Sanskrit; traditional Chinese: 解深密經; pinyin: Jiě Shēnmì Jīng; Tibetan: “དགོངས་པ་ངེས་འགྲེལ༏, or the “Sūtra of the Explanation.

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And why has the Dharma all but disappeared from India, while it has declined into empty ritual in much of China and Japan? A translation of the same text samdhinirmocana sutra Thomas Cleary also appeared in ; it is now out of print.

Wisdom of Buddha: A Translation of the Samdhinirmocana Sutra, By John Powers

Buddhist Terms Sandhinirmocana Sutra. Chapter samdhinirmocana sutra outlines a theory samdhinirmocana sutra textual interpretation in light of the Szmdhinirmocana various teachings, and chapter eight and nine discusses the path to enlightenment and meditation. Though Wisdom of Buddha contains almost sixty pages of notes and is much enhanced by themthe text itself is practically readable without them.

The comments offered here are samdhinirmocana sutra intended to detract from the conspicuous excellence of samdhinirnocana work; rather, I have made them more in praise of Powers; I samdhinirmocana sutra that he would have allowed his own subjectivity to appear samdhinirmocana sutra little more.

In his introduction, Powers says that the Wisdom of Buddha “is intended as a basis for meditative practice,” and “a guide to training for enlightenment” He also says that “careful and sustained study” are necessary to “reveal the full depth and scope of this profound work.


Chapter seven outlines a theory of textual interpretation in light of the Buddha’s samdhinirmocan teachings, and chapter nine discusses meditation.

The Samdhinirmocana Sutra is one of the Buddha’s core teachings on the nature consciousness. Powers has based his translation on a Tibetan edition of the sutra found in the sDe-dge bKa’-‘gyur. Retrieved from samdhinirmocana sutra http: Is samdhinirmocana sutra not true that more people would benefit from the wisdom of this sutra if it were presented in a way that was easier samdhinirmoccana readers to understand?

Part of a series on. If the title of a sutra can be changed, perhaps some of the traditional assumptions that we have about translations of them should also be reconsidered. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Navigation menu Personal surra Samdhinirmocana sutra in.

The chapter nine is devoted to a discussion of the Bodhisattva Path. There are two commentaries on this sutra attributed to Asanga, the Compendium of Ascertainments Samdhinirmocana sutra and the Commentary on the superior sutra samdhinirmocana Arya-samdhinirmocana-bhasya.

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It is my hope that there will be more to come. I wonder if he would not agree that Wisdom of Buddha samdhinirmocana sutra benefit by having more of his own commentary added to it? Copies of Buddhist samdhinirmocana sutra have been saved in libraries and computers all over the world.

And it is also my hope that translators with as much ability as Powers or Cleary will become bold enough to make commentaries of their own, and not just samdhinirmocana sutra on what has been handed to us by tradition.


Cleary made a similar decision when he chose to call his version Buddhist Yoga. It also was translated into Tibetan. samdhinirmocana sutra

Published by Samdhinirmocana sutra Publications, Inc. This cannot sutrs the. In chapter six, for example, he provides samdhinirmocana sutra with a very smooth rendition of a paragraph that contains several difficult concepts: Though bilingual editions are always welcomed by scholars, one wonders if the added printing expenses really justify their use. Motilal Banarsidasspp.

Samdhinirmochana Sutra – Rigpa Wiki

Samdhinirmocana sutra reasonable attempts have been made that no credits are missed, but with a work of this size omissions may occur. Teachings, History and Practices, p. First among these might be the idea that translations are made for the purpose of ensuring preservation of the sutras themselves; while this was true centuries samdhinirmocana sutra, it no longer is.

From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia.

Samdhinirmochana Sutra

samdhinirmocana sutra Powers has shown that he recognizes the importance of making the Samdhinirmocana Sutra accessible to a wider audience by changing its name to Wisdom of Buddha.

Who better to interpret at least parts of it than the translator himself? Published inthis exquisite volume has sold a mere samdhinirmocana sutra thousand copies in four years.