Ulrich T. Kragh utkragh at HUM.KU.DK
Fri Nov 14 02:43:11 UTC 2008


In response to Prof. Kapstein's inquiry about the Madhyamakavatara digital edition posted by Digital Sanskrit Buddhist Canon site:

I have not looked at which edition this is, but I just want to add that there is also an older Sanskrit reconstruction of Madhyamakavatara and its Bhasya, along with some part's of Jayananda's sub-commentary to the Bhasya. It was produced by N. Aiyaswami Sastri in the 1930s (see bibliographical reference below). I have a pdf scan of these articles, and can be contacted off-list, if anyone should desire a copy. I would also like to make you aware that there now is a Sanskrit manuscript of Madhyamakavatara that is being prepared for publication in Vienna in collaboration with Chinese scholars from Beijing. 



sastri, n. aiyaswami (1929-1932): "the madhyamakavatara of candrakirti: chapter vi with the author's bha?ya reconstructed from the tibetan version", supplement to the journal of oriental research, madras oriental series no. 4, vol. iii part 4 (1929, pp. 1-8), vol. iv part 1 (1930, pp. 9-16), vol. v part 1 (1931, pp. 17-24), vol. v part 2 (1931, pp. 25-32), vol. v part 3 (1931, pp. 33-40), vol. vi part 1 (1932, pp. 41-48), vol. vi part 2 (1932, pp. 49-56), vol. vi part 4 (1932, pp. 57-64).

___________________ (1932-1933): "extracts from jayananda's commentary on the madhyamakavatara, chap. vi, retranslated into sanskrit from the tibetan version" in the journal of oriental research (not as a supplement), madras, vol. vi part 2 (1932, pp. 171-183), vol. vii part 1 (pp. 82-89) and vol. vii part 3 (1933, pp. 247-254).


Sincerely, Tim


Dr. Ulrich Timme Kragh
Assistant Professor
Geumgang Center for Buddhist Studies
Geumgang University, Dae-myeong Ri, Sang-wol Myeon
Nonsan-si, Chungnam 320-931, Republic of Korea
Tel. +82-41-731 3618

From: Indology on behalf of mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU
Sent: Thu 11/13/2008 3:18 AM
Subject: Madhyamakavatara

Can anyone supply the precise source of the first five chapters
of the Madhyamakaavataara posted on the "digital
Sanskrit Buddhist canon" site and, I assume, gretil?

You may write to me off list if need be.

Matthew T. Kapstein
Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies
The University of Chicago Divinity School

Directeur d'études
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

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