Comparative Study of the MN - Ven. Anālayo

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Comparative Study of the MN - Ven. Anālayo

Postby mkk » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:47 pm

Dear Members,

Ven. Anālayos "Comparative Study of the MN" http://www.indologica.de/drupal/?q=node/1700 is printed.
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Re: Comparative Study of the MN - Ven. Anālayo

Postby Nyana » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:36 pm

Thanks Micha.

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Re: Comparative Study of the MN - Ven. Anālayo

Postby Zom » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:45 pm

Quite interesting ,)
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Re: Comparative Study of the MN - Ven. Anālayo

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:21 pm

Thank you Micha!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Comparative Study of the MN - Ven. Anālayo

Postby Sylvester » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:32 am

His forthcoming work (with Bucknell) on the translation of the complete Madhyama Agama from Chinese to English would be a fantastic supplement to this present work.

Keep your eyes peeled. 2012 should be a bumper year, what with Vol 1 of the said translation scheduled for print, as well as BB's AN translation.
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Re: Comparative Study of the MN - Ven. Anālayo

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:57 am

Sylvester wrote:His forthcoming work (with Bucknell) on the translation of the complete Madhyama Agama from Chinese to English would be a fantastic supplement to this present work.

Keep your eyes peeled. 2012 should be a bumper year, what with Vol 1 of the said translation scheduled for print, as well as BB's AN translation.
What would really be nice, in addition to translating the Chinese stuff, is if the Tibetan Agama material would also be translated. It is a shame that the Tibetan opted not to include a full Agama collection in their Kangyur, but there is, nonetheless, a fair amount of material just waiting to be translated, and I would hope it would be done along the lines of Lamotte's translations.
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Re: Comparative Study of the MN - Ven. Anālayo

Postby Sylvester » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:35 am

Hi Tilt.

Just scanning the correspondences tables at Sutta Central, I get the feel that the known Tibetan parallels to the Nikayas is pretty thin. Maybe more work needs to be done.

Even then, Ajahn Sujato mentioned once that when the "Agama" sutra authorities from the Abhidharmakosa were examined, they did not quite match the Agama sutras that have been preserved in the Chinese. Was Vasubandhu perhaps working with sutras that have evolved further after the Chinese Agamas closed?

It's a loss for the Tibetans that they don't have access to the old texts. Until more Tibetan monastics catch up with the Chinese and Japanese counterparts with solid comparative Buddhism degrees, they are just going to perpetuate the silly Gelug mythologies about the textual traditions a la "Maps of the Profound". But then again, even if armed with a PhD, would a Tibetan monastic dare disavow such a historiography that is entrenched in the tradition of Vows?
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