[Buddha-l] Perfection of Sanskrit
selwyn at ntlworld.com
Thu Aug 29 10:20:04 MDT 2013
One need not take it as a compound, if one reads niṣṭhā nirvāṇaḥ. If it
is a new sentence, the Sanskrit would translate as 'The culmination is
On 29/08/2013 14:40, Dan Lusthaus wrote:
> The Skt line is:
> cittāvaraṇanāstitvādatrasto viparyāsātikrānto niṣṭhanirvāṇaḥ
> The corresponding Chinese is:
> which could be translated:
> "[the bodhisattva, relying on Prajñā-pāramitā,] is without mental
> obstructions; because there are no obstructions, there is no fear.
> Completely detached from all conceptually-perverted dream thoughts,
> [this is] ultimate Nirvana."
> I suppose one could translate niṣṭha-nirvāṇaḥ as "being fixed in
> nirvana" or "stable nirvana."
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