March 2024

84000新英譯佛典 : 《善說之三:善逝語雪域藏譯全集印刻成就緣起》

29 Mar 2024

這是《德格甘珠爾目錄》的第三章,主持編纂德格版《甘珠爾》大藏經(簡稱《德格藏》)的大學者司徒班欽·曲吉迥乃,於1733年完成了歷時五年刻版工程之時,在總目錄第三章記載了《德格藏》的刻印歷史。這篇史料詳實的文獻首先介紹德格地區的歷史與德格王室,繼而對此次刻版的主要資助者——倫珠頂寺法主,即德格土司丹巴澤仁的功德給予讚嘆,接著描述自吐蕃王朝以來藏譯佛典博大精深的結集史。文末記敘《德格藏》的編校過程,以及製作此高質量木刻版大藏經的挑戰性經歷。
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New Publications: The Third Well-Spoken Branch: An Exact Account of How All the Victorious One’s Teachings Extant Today in the Land of Snow Mountains Were Put into Print

29 Mar 2024

This is the third chapter of the Degé Kangyur Catalog, which describes the publication history of the Degé Kangyur. Authored by the Degé Kangyur’s main editor, Situ Paṇchen Chökyi Jungné, at the conclusion of the five-year project in 1733, it is a document rich in historical detail.
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New Publications: The Accomplishment of the Sets of Four Qualities: The Bodhisattvas’ Prātimokṣa

22 Mar 2024

In The Accomplishment of the Sets of Four Qualities: The Bodhisattvas’ Prātimokṣa, Venerable Śāriputra requests the Buddha Śākyamuni to explain the conduct of bodhisattvas. The Buddha responds by describing how bodhisattvas train in many practices and in the cultivation of many qualities, here presented in sets of four, related to generosity and diligence in particular, and more broadly to their attitude, conduct, learning, insight, and teaching. In this way bodhisattvas swiftly progress along the path to buddhahood.
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84000新英譯佛典 :《圓滿四種品質:菩薩的波羅提木叉(別解脫律儀)》

22 Mar 2024

此經中,舍利弗尊者請求佛陀就菩薩行作出闡釋。佛陀随即阐述菩薩如何通過各種行持來培養多種品質。這些教法以四種品質為一組,主要圍繞著布施與精進展開,同時也涉及菩薩的態度、行為、學習、見解和教化方法等內容。
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New Publications: The Shorter Devatā Sūtra

1 Mar 2024

While staying in Śrāvastī, the Buddha is approached by an unnamed “divine being,” who inquires as to what behavior merits rebirth in the higher realms. In response, the Buddha explains, in a series of concise and powerful verses, that abandoning each of the ten nonvirtues‍—killing, taking what is not given, sexual misconduct, telling lies, slander, harsh words, idle talk, covetousness, ill will, and wrong views‍—and embracing their opposites, the ten virtues, will lead to rebirth in the higher realms.
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