Ram Shankar Tripathi

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Ram Shankar Tripathi
Born
India
OccupationScholar of Buddhism, Sanskrit, Pali
AwardsPadma Shri

Ram Shankar Tripathi is an Indian scholar of Buddhism, editor and author of a large number of texts focusing on Buddhist philosophy and Buddhist Tantra. Partly inspired by Jagannath Upadhyaya, Ram Shankar Tripathi has been instrumental in reviving the study of Buddhist texts among Sanskritist in India and abroad, having taught a vast number of scholars from different parts of the world, and through a long-lasting association with traditional Buddhist scholars, from Tibet, Burma and elsewhere. Much of the important editorial work from the CUTS (former CIHTS) in Sarnath was encouraged and supported by Ram Shankar Tripathi's guidance; several prominent Tibetan Lamas, as well as a good number of contemporary Buddhologists, have studied with him.

He is the former Dean of the Faculty of Śabdavidyā at the Central University of Tibetan Studies.[1] He has served as the Head of the Department of Bauddhadarśana at the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University.[2] He is also associated with the Savitribai Phule Pune University, where he is a visiting faculty of Pali and Buddhist Studies.[3] He is the author of several books in Hindi and Sanskrit, including Sautrāntikadarśanam,[4] and has edited Dalai Lama's The Path to Tranquility: Daily Meditations,[5] among others.[6] Hevajratantram: With Muktāvalī Pañjikā of Mahāpaṇḍitācārya Ratnākaraśānti[7] and Jainavidyā evaṃ Prākr̥ta[8] are two of his other notable works. His most recent publication is a Sanskrit commentary on the Pramāṇavārttika, Chapter I, offering a comprehensive guide to Dharmakīrti's difficult verses, and being more accessible than the ancient commentaries.

The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2009, for his contributions to Literature and Education.[9]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Ram Shankar Tripathi; Gokulacandra Jaina (1987). Jainavidyā evaṃ Prākr̥ta. Sampurnanand Sanskrit University. p. 345.
  • Ram Shankar Tripathi (1990). Sautrantikadarsanam. Central University of Tibetan Studies. p. 682. ISBN 9788187127734.
  • Ram Shankar Tripathi; Thakur Sain Negi (2001). Hevajratantram: With Muktavali Panjika of Mahapanditacarya Ratnakarasanti. Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies. p. 335.
  • Dalai Lama (2012). Ram Shankar Tripathi, ed. The Path to Tranquility: Daily Meditations. Translated by Thuptan Chhogdup. Penguin Books India. ISBN 9780143418023.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "CUTS Annual Report" (PDF). Central University of Tibetan Studies. 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Monastic Dialogue - Seminars". Tibet House, New Delhi. 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Collaborative Academic Activities". Savitribai Phule Pune University. 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  4. ^ Ram Shankar Tripathi (1990). Sautrantikadarsanam. Central University of Tibetan Studies. p. 682. ISBN 9788187127734.
  5. ^ Dalai Lama (2012). Ram Shankar Tripathi, ed. The Path to Tranquility: Daily Meditations. Translated by Thuptan Chhogdup. Penguin Books India. ISBN 9780143418023.
  6. ^ "A Direct Path to the Buddha Within". Simon and Schuster. 2016. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  7. ^ Ram Shankar Tripathi; Thakur Sain Negi (2001). Hevajratantram: With Muktavali Panjika of Mahapanditacarya Ratnakarasanti. Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies. p. 335.
  8. ^ Ram Shankar Tripathi; Gokulacandra Jaina (1987). Jainavidyā evaṃ Prākr̥ta. Sampurnanand Sanskrit University. p. 345.
  9. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2016.