About the Book:
The Bhadramayakaravyakarana is part of the great
collection entitled Ratnakuta, "Multitude of Jewels", a collection
much revered in the Buddhist Mahayana traditions of Tibet and China
The work possesses rather a literary value than a
doctrinal one. It is one of the text, so rare in Mahayana, where the narrative
and the doctrinal subjects constitute a logical whole. It contains the story of
juggler Bhadra who wanted to deceive the Buddha with magical tricks in order to
prove that the claim of the Tathagata to omniscience was false. But the Buddha
foiled his attempt by performing such a magic that Bhadra could not revoke his
charms, and was finally converted.
This is a reprint of the 1938 Warsaw edition of the work
containing an Introduction, Tibetan text, Translation and Notes published by
Konstantly Regamey, which was almost wholly destroyed during the Second World
War. It should be noted that the work has not been preserved in the original
About the Author:
Konstantly Regamey (1907-1982) was born in Kiev of a
Swiss family which had emigrated to Russia in the 19th century. He fled from
Russia to Poland in 1917 and subsequently to Switzerland in 1945. He had a
double career, being both a musical composer and an orientalist. In the domain
of orientalism his preferred field was "Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit"
which was the vehicle for the canonical literature of Mahayana Buddhism in
India. Regamey's interest in this literature was not just linguistic, but also
philosophical, as is evidenced by his translation of the Three Chapters from the
Samadhirajasutra and the Bhadramayakaravyakarana.
List of Abbreviations
Summary in Polish
Translation of Polish Summary
Tabulated List of Corresponding Paragraphs in the Tibetan Text and the Two Chinese Versions in Taisho
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