Friday, September 01, 2006

Bodhisattva Way Of Life - Author, translator and history

Now, the end of the text usually has the information about the author, the translators involved, and the history behind the text, commentary, and the translation.

You could go to to the end of the Alex Berzin translation and compare this with the end of the ACIP version of the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Note that it is very common that various Indian texts where translated and retranslated many times.

In many cases the texts also end with a beautiful sign-off, in Sanskrit, such as sarva mangalam, may everything be auspicious.

3 comments:

Preston said...

When I access the ACIP version of the bodhisattvacharyavitara, I find a file with an "ACT" extension. What sort of program will open this file?

Kent Sandvik said...

The file is really a text file, even if it has the .ACT extension, so you should be able to open it up with any text file editor.

I put a direct reference to this file, with Safari it will open up this text file in the browser, with Firefox it wants to download it...

Preston said...

Works fine with Safari. Thanks.