[INDOLOGY] Fwd: Visualisation of Buddha/Guru
karp at uw.edu.pl
Wed Jan 22 09:18:36 EST 2014
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From: Artur Karp <karp at uw.edu.pl>
Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Visualisation of Buddha/Guru
To: Dipak Durgamohan Bhattacharya <dipak.d2004 at gmail.com>
another *locus classicus, *re relics and their power to help visualization:
Mahavamsa, XVII, 1-3, relics as :
1. Vutthavasso pavāretvā kattikapuṇṇamāsiyaṃ
Avove'daṃ mahārājaṃ mahāthero mahāmati:
2. "Ciradiṭṭho hi sambuddho satthā no manujādhipa,
Anāthavāsaṃ avasimha, natthi no pūjiyaṃ idha."
3. "Bhāsittha nanu bhante me sambuddho nibbuto" iti.
Āha "*dhātusu diṭṭhesu diṭṭho hoti jino*" iti.
Wilhelm Geiger's translation:
WHEN the great thera of lofty wisdom, after spending the rain-season
had held the pavarana-ceremony, on the full-moon day of the month Kattika, he
spoke thus to the king:
'Long is the time, O lord of men, since we have seen the Sambuddha.
We lived a life without a master. There is nothing here for us to worship.'
And to the question:
'Yet hast thou not told me, sir, that the Sambuddha is passed into
he answered: '*If we behold the relics we behold the Conqueror*.'
And - Bodhi-tree (bodhidruma, bodhivṛkṣa) as a visualization support?
Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit and Pali (ret.)
South Asian Studies Dept.
University of Warsaw
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