Verse I.11

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Ratnagotravibhāga Root Verse I.11

Verse I.11 Variations

निरोधमार्गसत्याभ्यां संगृहीता विरागिता
गुणैस्त्रिभिस्त्रिभिश्चैते वेदितव्ये यथाक्रमम्
nirodhamārgasatyābhyāṃ saṃgṛhītā virāgitā
guṇaistribhistribhiścaite veditavye yathākramam
E. H. Johnston as input by the University of the West.[1]
ཆགས་བྲལ་ཉིད་ནི་འགོག་པ་དང་། །
ལམ་གྱི་བདེན་པ་དག་གིས་བསྡུས། །
གོ་རིམས་ཇི་བཞིན་དེ་དག་ཀྱང་། །
ཡོན་ཏན་གསུམ་གསུམ་གྱིས་རིག་བྱ། །
Freedom from attachment consists of
The two realities of cessation and the path.
In due order, these two are to be understood
Through three qualities each.
滅諦道諦等 二諦攝取離

彼各三功德 次第說應知

La libération de l’attachement se ramène
Aux vérités de la cessation et de la voie.
On saura que dans cet ordre
Chacune possède trois qualités.

RGVV Commentary on Verse I.11

Other English translations[edit]

Obermiller (1931) [4]
The freedom from passions consists
In the Truths of Extinction and of the Path;
These 2; taken respectively,
Are each known by 3 distinctive features.一
Takasaki (1966) [5]
Deliverance is summarized
In both truths, Extinction and Path,
Which are each to be known
By three qualities according to order.
Fuchs (2000) [6]
Freedom from attachment [as fruit and means]
consists of the truths of cessation and path.
Accordingly these should also be known
by means of three qualities each.

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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.