Asanga's Chapter on Ethics With the Commentary of by Mark Tatz

By Mark Tatz

This English translation of those Buddhist texts permit the reader to get a thought of Mahayana moral conception and ethical perform.

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Both refer to the opinions of Tibetans outside his own school whom he deems unworthy of at tribution. Candragom in, a layman of Nalanda whose life spanned the last three quarters of the seventh century, 3 8 composed a mnemonic verse sum m ary of the ceremony and code from the Chapter on Ethics, entit led Twen ty Verses on the Bodhisa t tva Vow . A corrrn entary to the TV by § ant arak�i­ ta (ninth century) is virtually a copy of the p assages o f the Bbh are sum m arized by Candragomin. § antarak�i t a ' s that rare alterations of the Bbh seem to be addressed to an audience not fully conversant with vina­ ya, and it is temp ting to suppose that he composed th e commentary, along with a text on monastic precepts, 3 9 for the edification of the first Tibetan monks, of whom he was preceptor.

99; Lamotte 1 94 9 : 8 6 1 , 7 1 . Demieville 1 9 5 2 : 1 62 , 1 64, 200. 72. Fragment described at T a t z 1 98 2 a : 3. On the antiquity o f the Bka '­ thang see Blondeau 1 97 1 : 40, Tucci 1 9 50 : 39-4 1 , Vostrikov 1 970: 2 2 6 - 2 9 , 2 37f. 73. LVP 1 9 6 2 , no. 6 3 3 :1 ; m icro film provided by the British Museum. Transli teration at Tatz 1 978 ch. 4, n. 1 07 . + 74. On Fa Ch ' eng see Ueyam a 1 9 6 3 , Inaba 1 977, Tat z 1 9 78a. 7 5 . See for ex. Thurm an 1 98 2 , Dhargyay 1 977. 76.

For correlation o f these with D bh s tages see Bbh ed. Dutt 40-41, D bh ed. Rahder App. 1 . 2 8 . v. "Bosatsukai"; E B 3 : 2 : 240-46 (summ ary by L u n g L ien o f the Chapter oil Ethics from the. four Chinese translations); Robinson 1 96 5 66; Python 1 97 3 , introd. 6 - 1 7; Sherburne 1 983, ch. 4. 29. Dharm asrI 2 8 3 . 2-4. According to P achow ( 1 9 5 1 : 5 9 ) , the contractions (uddana ) used as topic m arkers in the Bbh are a style found in the M Ulasarvastivada-vinaya . a m ong o ther texts; see also P anglung 1 98 0 .

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