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Aryadeva's "400".
« on: February 15, 2011, 12:47:49 pm »
Hello,

I have just joined Free Sangha very pleased to be here.

I'm requesting assistence please, in establishing if there is an alternative translation available of 'Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way', translated by Ruth Sonam a Snow Lion Publ.

I am aware that a couple of decades back Karen Lang's translation, 'Aryadeva's Catuhsataka' was published but is no longer available, (can't find a copy anywhere?).

The Ruth Sonam/Geshe Sonam Rinchen translation is great, and for the most I'm able to follow the thread.
But I do run into trouble in some sections so I would dearly like to get another translation as a comparison.

Thank you in advance,

metta

ananda



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Re: Aryadeva's "400".
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 01:12:01 pm »
I can give you King Leonidas's 300 ?   ;D
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Re: Aryadeva's "400".
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 01:21:44 pm »
Try this German site:

http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003VV7MF6/ref=nosim/addall

Or, if you are a member of a library, you can request it on interlibrary loan for a few weeks.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2011, 01:26:03 pm by Gibbon »

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Re: Aryadeva's "400".
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 03:12:19 pm »
Thank You Both!
Let me look at that web site, and about the '300' how did it go! "Stranger passing through do honor unto these warriors, or something....................i think?"

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Re: Aryadeva's "400".
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 12:41:06 am »
Thank You Both!
Let me look at that web site, and about the '300' how did it go! "Stranger passing through do honor unto these warriors, or something....................i think?"

metta

ananda

Hehe  :blush:
Sorry I had a search over the Internet and wasnt able to find much related to Aryadeva's 400  :bigtears:
http://emodernbuddhism.com/

This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: "Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time." So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone.

We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: "May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life."

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Re: Aryadeva's "400".
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 12:31:44 pm »
Hi,

I love this text very much.  You can find an alternative translation on Alexander Berzin's site:

http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/x/nav/n.html_1949421541.html

There are also mp3 recordings of a short commentary to the main points.  Enjoy!
« Last Edit: April 14, 2011, 12:33:25 pm by Tsongkhapafan »

 


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