Mani Kabum: The Translation Reviewed It did not exactly drop from the sky, unless you count air parcel post. The previously remarked and long anticipated English language translation of the Mani Kabum arrived here the other day. To order this book from anywhere besides Singapore takes effort. You have to arrange a wire transfer in Singapore currency, and then you must wait, and wait, and wait.
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Tulku Yeshi of the Sakya Monastery, Seattle, was the consulting lama who reviewed the translation. The project manager and editor was Emily Bower, and the proofreader was Ben Gleason. This ap- pears to locate their port of departure on the northwest coast of India. Adhelheid Mette, who has published these fragments, sug- gests that it was composed in the fourth or fifth century; 1 the script in which it is written had fallen out of use by the early seventh century, and the fragments show variations between the two manuscripts that are the result of the texts having gone through generations of copying.
Other existing Sanskrit manuscripts see below date from a century or more later than the ninth century Tibetan translation. Then, between and CE, Gunabhadra trans- lated it into Chinese again. However, this is a case of misidentification. It has not been translated into Tibet- an. This practice was introduced into Tibet in the beginning of the twelfth century. The Narthang Kangyur Tib.
The translation work took place in a building dedicated to the translation program. It was situated within the circular compound of Samye Tib.
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Jugrel Has anyone read or gotten a copy of this two volume set? Such a process of divine acquisition is not uncommon in Asian contexts. According to tradition, the text remained in these hidden places only to be later revealed by three treasure revealers. What are you doing here? Like authorship, the concept of audience can be equally fluctuating and layered in the Tibetan context.
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