Verse I.48

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Ratnagotravibhāga Root Verse I.48

Verse I.48 Variations

स्वभावादिभिरित्येभिः षड्‍भिरर्थेः समासतः
धातुस्तिसृष्ववस्थासु विदितो नामभिस्त्रिभिः
svabhāvādibhirityebhiḥ ṣaḍbhirartheḥ samāsataḥ
dhātustisṛṣvavasthāsu vidito nāmabhistribhiḥ
E. H. Johnston as input by the University of the West.[1]
ངོ་བོ་ཉིད་ལ་སོགས་པའི་དོན། །
འདི་དྲུག་གིས་ནི་བསྡུས་པ་ཡི། །
ཁམས་ནི་གནས་སྐབས་གསུམ་དག་ཏུ། །
མིང་གསུམ་གྱིས་ནི་བསྟན་པ་ཡིན། །
The basic element that consists of these
Six topics, such as [its] nature,
Is taught through three names
In its three phases.
體等六句義 略明法性體

次第三時中 說三種名字

On ramène l’Élément à son essence
Et aux cinq autres points
Pour l’enseigner en fonction
Des trois états et de leurs trois noms.

RGVV Commentary on Verse I.48

Other English translations[edit]

Obermiller (1931) [6]
The Germ (of the Buddha) considered
From the 6 points of view beginning with (its) essence,
Is, in accordance with its 3 states,
Designated by 3 different names.
Takasaki (1966) [7]
The Essence [of the Buddha], [hitherto briefly explained]
By these six subjects, beginning with ' own nature ',
Is, in accordance with its 3 states,
Designated by 3 different names.
Fuchs (2000) [8]
The element as contained
in the six topics of "essence" and so on
is explained in the light of three phases
by means of three names.

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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. I follow DP ’di drug gis ni bsdus pa yi / khams . . . against J and MA/MB, thus replacing samāsataḥ by samāsitaḥ.
  4. I follow MB nirdiṣṭo against J vidito.
  5. Taishō 668, 467b.
  6. Obermiller, E. "The Sublime Science of the Great Vehicle to Salvation Being a Manual of Buddhist Monism." Acta Orientalia IX (1931), pp. 81-306.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.