New PDF release: Abhidharmasamuccaya: The Compendium of the Higher Teaching

By Asanga, Walpola Rahula ( French Translator), Sara Boin-Webb (English Translator)

ISBN-10: 0895819414

ISBN-13: 9780895819413

There are structures of Abhidharma, in keeping with Tibetan culture, reduce and better. The reduce approach is taught within the Abhidharmakosa, whereas the better process is taught within the Abhidharmasamuccaya. therefore the 2 books shape a complementary pair. Asanga, writer of the Abhidharmasamuccaya, is founding father of the Yogacara college of Mahayana Buddhism. His more youthful brother Vasubandhu wrote the Abhidharnmakosa sooner than Asanga switched over him to Mahayana Buddhism. but the Kosa is written in verse, traditional for Mahayana treatises, whereas the Samuccaya follows the conventional prose and resolution sort of the older Pali Abhidharma texts. Walpola Rahula, in getting ready his 1971 French translation of this Mahayana textual content from the Sanskrit, chinese language, and Tibetan, has dropped at endure on its many technical phrases his huge historical past and nice services within the Pali canon. J. W. de Jong says in his evaluation of this work:"Rahula merits our gratitude for his very good translation of this hard text." Sara Boin-Webb is celebrated for her exact English translations of Buddhist books from the French. She has now made available in English Rahula's French translation, the 1st right into a smooth language, of this primary textual content.

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7:70 He answered me and said, “When the Most High made the world and Adam and all who have come from him, he first prepared the judgment and the things that pertain to the judgment. 7:71 And now understand from your own words, for you have said that the mind grows with us. Compare: 2 Baruch 15:5-6; 48:39-40 7:72 For this reason, therefore, those who dwell on earth shall be tormented, because though they had understanding they committed iniquity, and though they received the commandments they did not keep 57.

Put on” Georg. 5. ” Syr; “Z. is abandoned” Eth. 7 Are the deeds of Babylon better than those of Zion? 3:32 Or has another nation known thee besides Israel? Or what tribe has so believed thy covenants as Jacob? Yet their reward has not appeared and their labor has borne no fruit. For I have traveled widely among the nations and have seen that they abound in wealth, though they are unmindful of thy commandments. Compare: 2 Baruch 41:6 3:34 Now, therefore, weigh in a balance our iniquities and those of the inhabitants of the world; and so it will be found which way the turn of the scale will incline.

Into the world], and against your will depart, for you have been given only a short time to live. Compare: 2 Baruch 14:11 8:6 O Lord, command thy servant that we may pray before thee, and give us seed for our heart and cultivation of our understanding whence fruit may be produced, by which every mortal who bears the likeness of a human being may be able to live. 71. Literally “work” Syr, Eth, Georg. 72. “live” Syr, Eth. 4 Ezra | 53 Compare: 2 Baruch 48:24 8:7 For thou alone dost exist, and we are a work of thy hands, as thou hast declared.

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