4 May 2022
Photo: Orna Almogi
16:00 May 04, 2022. Due to the coronavirus pandemic conducted online via Zoom.
Rong-zom Chos-kyi-bzang-po’s (11th–12th cent.) rNam gsum bshad pa (‘A Threefold Explanation’) is one of the earliest autochthonous Tibetan commentaries on the (Mañjuśrī)nāmasaṅgīti (‘The Chanting of the Names of Mañjuśrī’). Included within the scholar’s Collected Writings, the work is also transmitted anonymously in all extant editions of the bsTan ’gyur, with the title Tshul gsum gsal ba(r byed pa’i sgron ma) (‘A Lamp that Clarifies the Three Ways’). Following a general introduction to the Nāmasaṅgīti, its commentarial literature, and the life and works of Rong-zom Chos-kyi-bzang-po, the talk will focus on a few instances in the rNam gsum bshad pa of textual borrowing from Vilāsavajra’s (late 8th cent.) influential commentary on the Nāmasaṅgīti, the Nāmamantrārthāvalokinī (‘An Explanation of the Meaning of the Name-mantras’), with an emphasis on the translational differences between the canonical and extra-canonical Tibetan versions of the text.
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The lecture is held online via Zoom. For those who whish to participate, please write a short mail to Prof. Dr. Wangchuk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr. Dorji Wangchuk (Director)
Khyentse Center for Tibetan Buddhist Textual Scholarship (KC-TBTS)
Abteilung für Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets, AAI, Universität Hamburg
Alsterterrasse 1, D-20354 Hamburg