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“童子鸡”旅游局译名 Steamed pullet,对吗? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-7-2 21:42:19 |Display all floors
Spring chicken
chicken hatched in spring, one or two months,nonage aged.Good translation!

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Post time 2008-7-3 15:17:23 |Display all floors
Originally posted by lobsang at 2008-7-2 19:29
The art of translation has been around a long time, notably in China since the days when Buddhism was introduced into this country. Take the case of the "Hridaya Sutran" or 心经 or Heart  ...


Prajnaparamita = Gate Gate ParaGate Paragate Bodhishava

is mantra of Namo Kuan Yin Pusa .........

it is "listen" with ear senses one go to heaven
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Post time 2008-7-3 17:26:32 |Display all floors
Originally posted by caringhk at 2008-7-3 15:17


Prajnaparamita = Gate Gate ParaGate Paragate Bodhishava

is mantra of Namo Kuan Yin Pusa .........

it is "listen" with ear senses one go to heaven


Prajnaparamita = prajna + paramita = wisdom + perfection = perfection of wisdom

Gate Gate Paragate Parasangate:
1st Gate = gone or to ferry across;
2nd Gate = to ferry oneself and also ferry others;
Paragata = the other shore
Parasangata = everyone ferried across together;
Bhodisvaha = Bhodi + svaha
Bhodi = enlightenment
svaha = right now

揭帝 揭帝,般罗 揭帝,般罗僧揭帝,菩提僧莎。

When so much meaning is expressed in so few words, may be the best way out is through transliteration.

I believe there are 6 or 7 Chinese translations of 心经, but the version most popular is the one translated by 唐僧。I understand that the core thoughts of Buddhism is expressed in 心经 which comprises 260 characters. It is very deep and difficult to figure out the underlying logic, but it has scientific logic all right. I compare it to a difficult integration problem in Calculus. You know there is a solution, but one has to keep at it to find that solution. Therein lies the beauty of Buddhism; its challenging and keeps the brain working. When one really understands it, I suppose one would have attained Buddhahood.

Which brings me to the subject of that ignoramus monk who dabbles in politics, financed by the CIA and flies around the world first class , wearing Gucci shoes, and makes it appear that he understands everything about the Heart Sutra and lectures and writes books on them. If that was really the case, he should have attained Buddhahood and nothing earthly in this world would mean anything to him anymore. And yet all the worldly possessions mean so much to him: his ego of wanting to become the king of Buddhism & his persecution of the dissenting Shugden Dorji sect, the Nobel Peace Prize that he won for himself, the placement of his relatives in high salaried positions in that so called government in exile; his substantial investments around the world etc. He is in fact capitalising on the interest that people in the West have on philosophies of the East, like the Hari Chrishnas; the one time enchantment with the Maharishi and his type, who later had to abscond to avoid arrest. The only difference is that this charlatan is playing with higher stakes and toying with fire. In any case, he will eventually be revealed for what he is: the crook that he is. And of course, he is making himself available as a pawn in the international chess board, taking up the role of an anti-China pawn.

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Post time 2008-7-3 17:38:22 |Display all floors
Originally posted by lobsang at 2008-7-3 17:26


Prajnaparamita = prajna + paramita = wisdom + perfection = perfection of wisdom

Gate Gate Paragate Parasangate:
1st Gate = gone or to ferry across;
2nd Gate = to ferry oneself and also fer ...



Thxs!!!

1 for verbatim translation

2 for views on Buddha

3 that DL still got plenty to fathom
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Post time 2008-7-3 17:41:08 |Display all floors
Originally posted by lobsang at 2008-7-3 17:26


Prajnaparamita = prajna + paramita = wisdom + perfection = perfection of wisdom

Gate Gate Paragate Parasangate:
1st Gate = gone or to ferry across;
2nd Gate = to ferry oneself and also fer ...


the Heart Sutra is chanted as

Namo ha lai tou la yea yea

Namo or   li yea,

etc.............................
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Post time 2008-7-3 17:45:10 |Display all floors

A pleasure

Originally posted by caringhk at 2008-7-3 17:41


the Heart Sutra is chanted as

Namo ha lai tou la yea yea

Namo or   li yea,

etc.............................


A pleasure sir to share thoughts with like-minded people.

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Post time 2008-7-4 11:26:02 |Display all floors
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