Friday, February 03, 2006

Next Going through a Text Commentary

Let's go through a famous quote, and a small mini-commentary around this quote. The ninth chapter in Master Shantideva's text has the interesting quotation about all the earlier material presented, and how it's related to this ninth wisdom chapter. Or, as translated by Alexander Berzin:

The Sage has spoken about all these branches
For the sake of discriminating awareness.

There has always been debate what this really means. We will look at Gyaltsab Je's commentary explaining this verse. Gyaltsab Je was one of the two main disciples of Je Tsongkhapa.

But first we will translate the root text. As many might have started from zero, we will go through each word once again -- does not hurt to repeat.

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