Universität Wien FIND

140158 UE The Vimalakirtinirdesasutra in Tibetan - selected texts (2018W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 24 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 06.11. 10:00 - 11:45 Seminarraum 3 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-14
Tuesday 13.11. 10:00 - 11:45 Seminarraum 3 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-14
Tuesday 20.11. 10:00 - 11:45 Seminarraum 3 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-14
Tuesday 27.11. 10:00 - 11:45 Seminarraum 3 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-14
Tuesday 04.12. 10:00 - 11:45 Seminarraum 3 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-14
Tuesday 11.12. 10:00 - 11:45 Seminarraum 3 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-14
Tuesday 08.01. 10:00 - 11:45 Seminarraum 3 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-14
Tuesday 15.01. 10:00 - 11:45 Seminarraum 3 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-14
Tuesday 22.01. 10:00 - 11:45 Seminarraum 3 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-14
Tuesday 29.01. 10:00 - 11:45 Seminarraum 3 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-14

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is for students who successfully completed the Introduction to Classical Tibetan. The acquired knowledge should be consolidated and expanded by carefully reading an easy Tibetan text. The Vimalakirtinirdeśasūtra was and is one of the most popular of the Mahāyānasūtras. A Sanskrit text of the VKN was discovered only recently, versions in Tibetan, Sogdian, Khotanese and Uighur are known. In Buddhist literature the sutra is quoted often on topics such as insight and means, emptiness etc.
The course consists in reading sections of the Tibetan version, starting with the description of the Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī’s visit to Vimalakirti. Tibetan text edited by Ōshika (available plus some additional material on Moodle). We start with chap. IV, p. 178 / (42), of Ōshika 's ed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous assessement course: the texts to be prepared and revised from week to week, 1 written final test.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation in class 40%, homework 40%, 1 written paper 20%.

Examination topics

The texts read in class.

Reading list

Text:
The Tibetan Text of Vimalakīrtinirdeśasūtra [‘phags pa dri ma med par grags pas bstan pa]
Ed. Jisshu Ōshika, Acta Indologica I, 1970, 137-240. [Text nach sDe dge, sNar thang, Peking)

Jisshu Ōshika.: An Index to the Tibetan Translation of the Vimalakīrtinirdeśa (Acta Indologica, Vol. I). Acta Indologica III, 1975,197-352.

Bhikkhu Pasadika: A List of Important Variae Lectiones of the Lhasa Edition (Nalanda Xylograph) of the Vimalakirtinirdesa Sutra. The Tibet Journal 2/1, 1977, 77-79.

Vimalakīrtinirdeśa: a Sanskrit edition based upon the manuscript newly found at the Potala Palace. Study Group on Buddhist Sanskrit Literature, The Institute for Comprehensive Studies of Buddhism, Taisho University. Tokyo: Taisho University Press 2006.

Übersetzungen und Literatur:

Das Sūtra Vimalakīrti (das Sūtra über die Erlösung) = Vimalakīrti-Nirdeśa. ... übers. v. Jakob Fischer und Yokota Takezō. Tokyo: Hokuseido 1944. – Neuauflage Frankfurt 2005. Neubearbeitung v. Monika Dräger, Essen 2008].

The Vimalakīrti Nirdeśa sutra (Wei mo chieh so shuo ching). Translated and edited by Lu K'uan Yü (Charles Luk). Berkeley [u.a.] : Shambhala 1972 (The clear light series).

L' enseignement de Vimalakīrti (Vimalakīrtinirdeśa). Trad. et annotè par Ètienne Lamotte,
Louvain-la-neuve: Inst. Orientaliste, Univ. Catholique de Louvain 1962 (Publications de l'Institut Orientaliste de Louvain 35).— Engl. Übers. v. Sara Boin, London 1976.

The holy teaching of Vimalakīrti, a Mahāyāna scripture. Transl. by Robert A. F. Thurman. University Park, Pa. [u.a.]: Pennsylvania State Univ. Press 1976.

The Vimalakirti Sutra. Transl. by Burton Watson from the Chinese version by Kumarajiva. New York, NY [u.a.] : Columbia Univ. Press1997 (Translations from the Asian classics ).

Association in the course directory

BA8b, BA16b

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