Verse I.10

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Ratnagotravibhāga Root Verse I.10

Verse I.10 Variations

यो येन च विरागोऽसौ धर्मः सत्यद्विलक्षणः
yo yena ca virāgo'sau dharmaḥ satyadvilakṣaṇaḥ
E. H. Johnston as input by the University of the West.[1]
བསམ་མེད་གཉིས་མེད་རྟོག་མེད་པ། །
དག་གསལ་གཉེན་པོའི་ཕྱོགས་ཉིད་ཀྱིས། །
གང་ཞིག་གང་གིས་ཆགས་བྲལ་བ། །
བདེན་གཉིས་མཚན་ཉིད་ཅན་དེ་ཆོས། །
By virtue of its being inconceivable, free from the dual, nonconceptual,
Pure, manifesting, and a remedial factor,
It is what is and what makes free from attachment, respectively—
The dharma that is characterized by the two realities.


Inconcevable, libre de deux [voiles] et de la pensée,
Le Dharma est pureté, clarté et antidote.
Libre de l’attachement dont il délivre,
Il a pour caractéristiques les deux vérités.

RGVV Commentary on Verse I.10

།འདིས་ཅི་བསྟན་ཞེ་ན། བསམ་མེད་གཉིས་མེད་རྟོག་མེད་པ། །དག་གསལ་གཉེན་པོའི་ཕྱོགས་ཉིད་ཀྱིས། །གང་ཞིག་གང་གིས་ཆགས་བྲལ་བ། །བདེན་གཉིས་མཚན་ཉིད་ཅན་དེ་ཆོས། །འདིས་ནི་མདོར་བསྡུ་ན་ཡོན་ཏན་བརྒྱད་ཀྱིས་བསྡུས་པའི་ཆོས་དཀོན་

མཆོག་བརྗོད་དོ། །ཡོན་ཏན་བརྒྱད་གང་ཞེ་ན། བསམ་དུ་མེད་པ་ཉིད་དང་། གཉིས་སུ་མེད་པ་ཉིད་དང་། རྣམ་པར་རྟོག་པ་མེད་པ་ཉིད་དང་། དག་པ་དང་། མངོན་པར་གསལ་བར་བྱེད་པ་དང་། གཉེན་པོའི་ཕྱོགས་ཉིད་དང་། འདོད་ཆགས་དང་{br}བྲལ་བ་དང་། འདོད་ཆགས་དང་བྲལ་བའི་རྒྱུའོ།

Other English translations[edit]

Obermiller (1931) [4]
Unthinkable, free from both (the causes of Phenomenal Life) and from Differentiation,
Pure, illuminating,and the Antidote (of defilement),
The deliverance from passions and that which leads to such;
Contained in the 2 (last) Truths—such is the Doctrine.—
Takasaki (1966) [5]
Because of its being unthinkable, non-dual, and being non-discriminative,
And because of its pureness, manifestation and hostility;
The Doctrine, which is Deliverance and also by which arises Deliverance
Has the characteristics of the two Truths.
Fuchs (2000) [6]
Inconceivable, free from the two [veils] and from thought,
being pure, clear, and playing the part of an antidote,
it is free from attachment and frees from attachment.
This is the Dharma with its features of the two truths.

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Academic notes[edit]

  1. Digital Sanskrit Buddhist Canon Unicode Input
  2. Brunnhölzl, Karl. When the Clouds Part: The Uttaratantra and its Meditative Tradition as a Bridge between Sūtra and Tantra. Boston: Snow Lion Publications, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, 2014.
  3. J vipakṣa/pratipakṣa, which literally means "opponent" or "adversary,"but for stylistic reasons, I follow the Tibetan gnyen po.
  4. Obermiller, E. "The Sublime Science of the Great Vehicle to Salvation Being a Manual of Buddhist Monism." Acta Orientalia IX (1931), pp. 81-306.
  5. Takasaki, Jikido. A Study on the Ratnagotravibhāga (Uttaratantra): Being a Treatise on the Tathāgatagarbha Theory of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Serie Orientale Roma 33. Roma: Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente (ISMEO), 1966.
  6. Fuchs, Rosemarie, trans. Buddha Nature: The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra. Commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul and explanations by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso. Ithaca, N. Y.: Snow Lion Publications, 2000.