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Asanga’s Mahayanasamgraha

Chapter III Translation and Tibetan Text by: Chikafumi Watanabe

This volume presents an English translation of the third chapter of Mahayanasamgraha which discusses the bodhisattva’s entrance into the defining characteristics of the realization of vijnapti-matrata. It also contains English translations and Tibetan texts of the selected passages in the commentaries of the texts, i.e., Mahayanasamgrahabhasya and Mahayanasamgrahopanibandhana.

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ISBN: 9788124607190
Year Of Publication: 2014
Edition: 1st
Pages : xvi, 165p.
Bibliographic Details : Index; Bibliography
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 450

Overview

Mahayanasamgraha is one of the most important texts of the Yogacara School of Mahayana Buddhism. In this text, its author, Asanga, developed and systematized the Yogacara philosophy and praxis.
This volume presents an English translation of Mahayanasamgraha’s third chapter which discusses the bodhisattva’s entrance into the defining characteristics of what is to be known, i.e. the realization of vijnapti-matrata. The translation is based on the Tibetan text edited by utilizing and consulting all available Tibetan editions — sDe dge, Co ne, Peking, sNar thang, Taipei, Lamotte, Yamaguchi and Nagao. This volume also contains English translations and Tibetan texts of the selected passages in the commentaries of the text, i.e. Mahayanasamgrahabhasya by Vasubandhu and Mahayanasamgrahopanibandhana by Asvabhava. The translation of the texts in this volume aims to advance a scholarly understanding of praxis, and the relation of the practical and philosophical theories described in the third chapter of Mahayanasamgraha and its commentaries.

Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Prolegomenon
Chapter One: Asanga and His Works
Introduction
Asanga’s Works
The Mahayanasamgraha
Bibliography of Modern Editions and
Translations of the MS, MSBh, MSU, and Viv.
The Contents of Mahayanasamgraha III
Chapter Two: Translation of Mahayanasamgraha III
Introduction to the Translation
Translation
Chapter Three: Tibetan Text of Mahayanasamgraha III
Introduction to the Tibetan Text
Tibetan Text
Bibliography
Index

Meet the Author
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Chikafumi Watanabe received his M.A. degree from the University of British Columbia and Ph.D. from the University of Calgary. His primary research interest is Mahayana Buddhism. He teaches Religion and related Subjects at Osaka University.
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