Prajñāvarman

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Prajñāvarman
Religion Buddhism

Prajñāvarman (Tibetan: shes rab go cha) was a Bengali Buddhist writer. He contributed to the translation of 77 Buddhist works from Sanskrit into Tibetan and is the author of three commentaries preserved in the bstan 'gyur, viz. the Devātiśāyastotraṭīkā (lha las phul du byung pa'i bstod pa gnyis kyi 'grel pa) and the Udānavargavivara, and the Viśeṣastavaṭikā (khyad par du 'phags pa'i bstod pa'i rgya cher bshad pa) a commentary on Udbaṭasiddhasvāmin's Viśeṣastava.[1] The Viśeṣastavaṭikā was translated into Tibetan by Rin-chen-bzang-po (958-1055) and Janārdhana.[2] The Sanskrit original is now lost.

Prajñāvarman lived during the reigns of king Gopāla I of Bengal (750-775) and the Tibetan emperor Khri srong lde brtsan (175-797), under whose auspices he came to Tibet.[3]

Among his translations is the Abhayapradā-nāma-aparājita ('Phags pa gzhan gyis mi thub pa mi 'jigs pa sbyin pa) co-translated with Ye shes sde (published as Tôh. no. 708 and no. 928). Derge Kanjur, vol. TSA, folios 176v.1-177v.6.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schneider, Johannes (1993). Der Lobpreis der Vorzüglichkeit des Buddha. Bonn: Indica et Tibetica Verlag. p. 18
  2. ^ Schneider, Johannes (1993). Der Lobpreis der Vorzüglichkeit des Buddha. Bonn: Indica et Tibetica Verlag. p. 21
  3. ^ Schneider, Johannes (1993). Der Lobpreis der Vorzüglichkeit des Buddha. Bonn: Indica et Tibetica Verlag. p. 18