Re: [INDOLOGY] Tracing a verse in the Purāṇas

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at
Tue May 9 11:16:52 UTC 2017

Dear Matthew and Christophe,

     I should clarify that the original question regarding the source of
these verses came from my colleague Don Lopez who is lookinf at this
Tibetan work and is aware of Karen Lang's translations.


On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 3:15 AM, Matthew Kapstein via INDOLOGY <
indology at> wrote:

> Dear Madhav and Christophe,
> Undoubtably Hopkins consulted his colleague Karen Lang about the verse and
> reports her response
> to his query. He is not referring to her published work. I have no idea
> why he is speaking of
> "Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit" here at all. The Tibetan author,
> Dge-'dun-chos-'phel, spent considerable
> time in India and was a fair Sanskritist. But Tibetan publications of his
> writings often introduce
> errors into his Sanskrit citations. This hardly qualifies them as BHS.
> Matthew
> Matthew Kapstein
> Directeur d'études,
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
> The University of Chicago
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