Re: [INDOLOGY] Kālacakra etexts?
David and Nancy Reigle
dnreigle at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 20:14:59 UTC 2020
Thank you, Madhav, for letting me know. Too bad Jagannatha Upadhyaya's talk
and your translation of it was not recorded.
On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 10:13 PM Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:
> Dear David,
> I am sorry to say that his talk and my translation of it were not
> recorded. From what I remember of his talk, he emphasized that we cannot
> study Buddhism in isolation from the rest of the Indian context. The
> Buddhist philosophers and their Hindu opponents successively developed and
> modified their arguments because they were debating and disputing each
> other's ideas, and this led to continuous reformulations of the arguments
> of the Buddhist and the Hindu philosophers.
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
> University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
> Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies
> [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 8:25 PM David and Nancy Reigle <dnreigle at gmail.com>
>> Dear Madhav,
>> Nice anecdote about Pandit Jagannatha Upadhyaya giving a talk in Sanskrit
>> at the University of Michigan and you translating it for the audience. I
>> just found in his Academic Profile published in *Śramaṇa Vidyā: Studies
>> in Buddhism, Prof. Jagannath Upadhyaya Commemoration Volume* (1987),
>> that the title of this talk was: "Importance of Buddhism in Indological
>> Studies." I wonder if his talk and your translation of it was recorded. If
>> so, I would love to hear it.
>> He also gave a talk in Sanskrit at University of California, Berkeley.
>> Robert Goldman translated it for the audience. It was recorded and was (is
>> still?) available from the Language Lab there. He spoke slowly and clearly;
>> a joy to listen to for those (like me) who are not accustomed to spoken
>> I personally feel much admiration for him, and have much appreciation for
>> what he did. It was he who undertook and launched the project to publish
>> the great *Vimalaprabhā* commentary on the *Kālacakra-tantra*. The
>> editor of his commemoration volume, N. H. Samtani, called him the first
>> Bauddha Ācārya of modern India ("In Memorium").
>> Best regards,
>> David Reigle
>> Colorado, U.S.A.
>> On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 1:29 PM Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at umich.edu> wrote:
>>> Dear David,
>>> Your scan of the edition by Jagannatha Upadhyaya triggered my
>>> memory of his visit to the University of Michigan probably sometime in the
>>> 1980s. He gave a talk in Sanskrit and I translated it into English for the
>>> audience. Best,
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