Taranatha's History of Buddhism in India by Alaka Chattopadhyaya & Lama Chimpa, Debiprasad

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By Alaka Chattopadhyaya & Lama Chimpa, Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya

Born in A.D. 1575, Lama Taranatha wrote this booklet in 1608. V. Vasil'ev of St. Petersburg translated it from Tibetan into Russian in April 1869 by way of the German translation of the textual content by means of Schiefner additionally released from St. Peterburg in October of an analogous yr. In view of the profound value of the paintings for realizing Indian background quite often and of the heritage of Buddhism particularly. glossy students have widely utilizing specifically Schiefner's German translation of the background for many years and this for various reasons

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In Fol13lB the name occurs as Vyaghrtt-raja in °transliteration . 51. P-ed Buda, obviously a corruption of Budha, which occurs in FoI13lB. 52. gdon-drug, lit. 'the six-faced one'. cfFol13lB 53, rgya-mtsho. Taranatha 12 Vikrama,54 Ujjayana,55 Srestha .. ,56 Mahendra,57 Devaraja,58 Visva,59 Sisu ,60 Pratapa. 61 The southern brohma1)a-s wereBalamitra,62 Nagaketu,63 Vardhamala. 64 The early great ocorya-s were*Gaggari, Kumarananda,65 Matikumara,66 Bhadrananda,67 [Fol 3A] Danabhadra,68 *Lankadeva, 54.

Avasika were few in number. avasika looked after the Law. [Fal SA] Therefore, it is said that the successors of (those entrusted with) the Law should be counted as eight. According to others, the Teacher had himself predicted that Madhyantika was to convert Kashmir. So Ananda directly instructed him to do so. avasika with the Law. Therefore, only seven are to be counted in this line of succession. , The Tibetans follow this view. 20 The third chapter containing the account of the period of king Sudhanu.

Bsam-rdsogs, 'one with perfect thinking', S Sambhiiti and adds in the note: 'The Tibetan compound of bsam-rdsogs allows of such a translation. But I do not wish to commit to it as the safe one. A later Tibetan author has sought to translate it as Dhyana-satpskrta -er Thob-yig in the Asiatique Museum, No. 287, Fo1257a, line 3: 16 Taranatha The great brohma1)a-s who also worked for the Law wereJaya,105 Sujaya,106 . ini), Vijna,l11 Bhadra,112 Vararuci,113 *Slidra,114 Kulika,115 Udbhata [-siddhi-svamin] (Mudgaragomin),116 , Sa111kara [-pati], 117 Dharmika (?

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