Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Bodhisattva Way of LIfe

One way to get up to speed with Tibetan translation is to examine existing translations of a common text, and see how it's done -- this with an option to first try to translate the text, and then see what the outcome is, comparing it with various other translations.

One of the most famous Indian Buddhist commentaries is Shantideva's Bodhisattva Way of Life. It has been translated into English many times. Here are some references where to download original Tibetan texts, and so forth.

Here's a site where you could get the Tibetan as a PDF file. A commentary by Khenpo Kunpal including some input in Wylie is here. You could get the Asian Classics Input version here.

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