Nagarjuna on Mindfulness of the Buddha (Bilingual): Selected Readings on Mindfulness of the Buddha, the Pratyutpanna Samadhi, and Recollection of the Buddha

Nagarjuna on Mindfulness of the Buddha (Bilingual): Selected Readings on Mindfulness of the Buddha, the Pratyutpanna Samadhi, and Recollection of the Buddha

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Overview

”Nāgārjuna on Mindfulness of the Buddha” consists of three extended passages

from Bhikshu Dharmamitra’s original annotated translations from

Sino-Buddhist Classical Chinese of works written by Ārya Nāgārjuna (circa

150 ce). All three of these passages have been selected from Tripitaka Master

Kumārajīva’s early Fifth Century Sanskrit-to-Chinese translations of works

by Nāgārjuna, as follows: 1) “The Easy Practice” -- Nāgārjuna’s Treatise on

the Ten Grounds, Chapter 9; 2) “The Pratuyutpanna Samādhi” -- Nāgārjuna’s

Treatise on the Ten Grounds, Chapters 20-25; and 3) “Recollection of the

Buddha” -- Nāgārjuna’s Exegesis on the Mahāprajnāpāramitā Sūtra, Chapter

1, Part 36-1 This special bilingual edition (English / Chinese) includes the

facing-page simplified and traditional Chinese scripts to facilitate close study

by academic buddhologists, students in Buddhist universities, and Buddhists

in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935413158
Publisher: Kalavinka Press
Publication date: 10/30/2019
Series: Kalavinka Buddhist Classics
Edition description: Nmob_sa-1019-1.0 ed.
Pages: 378
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Nāgārjuna (circa 150 ce) was one of the most brilliant, famous, influential, and universally respected Buddhist treatise masters and exegetes in the history of Indian Buddhism.

Tripitaka Master Kumārajīva (344 - 413 ce) was one of the most prolific and popular of all translators in the history of Chinese Buddhism.

Bhikshu Dharmamitra (ordination name "Heng Shou" - ) is a
Chinese-tradition translator-monk and one of the earliest American disciples (since 1968) of the late Guiyang Ch'an patriarch, Dharma teacher, and pioneer of Buddhism in the West, the Venerable Master
Hsuan Hua (). He has a total of 34 years in robes during two periods as a monastic (1969‒1975 & 1991 to the present).
Dharmamitra's principal educational foundations as a translator of Sino-Buddhist Classical Chinese lie in four years of intensive monastic training and Chinese-language study of classic Mahāyāna texts in a small-group setting under Master Hsuan Hua (1968-1972),
undergraduate Chinese language study at Portland State University,
a year of intensive one-on-one Classical Chinese study at the Fu Jen
University Language Center near Taipei, two years of course work at the University of Washington's Department of Asian Languages and Literature (1988-90), and an additional three years of auditing graduate courses and seminars in Classical Chinese readings, again at UW's Department of Asian Languages and Literature.
Since taking robes again under Master Hua in 1991, Dharmamitra has devoted his energies primarily to study and translation of classic Mahāyāna texts with a special interest in works by Ārya
Nāgārjuna and related authors. To date, he has translated more than fifteen important texts comprising approximately 150 fascicles,
including most recently the 80-fascicle Avataṃsaka Sūtra (the
"Flower Adornment Sutra"), Nāgārjuna's 17-fascicle Daśabhūmika
Vibhāśa ("Treatise on the Ten Grounds"), and the Daśabhūmika Sūtra
(the "Ten Grounds Sutra"), all of which are current or upcoming
Kalavinka Press publications.

Table of Contents

General Table of Contents

Dedication 5

About the Chinese Text 6

Outlining in This Work 6

Acknowledgments 7

List of Abbreviations 8

General Table of Contents 9

Directory to Chapter Subsections 11

Translator’s Introduction 15

Nāgārjuna on Mindfulness of the Buddha 23

Part One: On the Easy Practice 29

(Treatise on the Ten Grounds, Ch. 9)

Part One Endnotes 67

Part One Variant Readings in Other Chinese Editions 71

Part Two: The Pratyutpanna Samadhi 73

(Treatise on the Ten Grounds, Ch. 20–25)

Ch. 20 - Mindfulness of the Buddhas 75

Ch. 21 - Forty Dharmas Exclusive to Buddhas (Part 1) 113

Ch. 22 - Forty Dharmas Exclusive to Buddhas (Part 2) 137

Ch. 23 - Forty Dharmas Exclusive to Buddhas (Part 3) 193

Ch. 24 - Verses Offered in Praise 251

Ch. 25 - Teachings to Aid Mindfulness-of-the-Buddha Samādhi 271

Part Two Endnotes 305

Part Two Variant Readings in Other Chinese Editions 319

Part Three: On Recollection of the Buddha 327

(Exegesis on the Mahāprajñāpāramitā Sutra – Ch.1, Part 36-1)

Part Three Endnotes 355

Part Three Variant Readings in Other Chinese Editions 357

Bibliography 359

Glossary 361

About the Translator 373

Kalavinka Buddhist Classics’ Current Title List 375

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