Dipamkarasrijñana に帰される三種の giti 文献 について On the Three <i>giti</i> Texts Attributed to Dipamkarasrijñana
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In the Madhyamika section, or his collection of small texts (<i>Jo bo chos chung</i>), of the Tibetan Tanjur there are three giti texts attributed to Dipamkarasrijñana (or Atisa), namely the <i>Samsaramanoniryanikaranamagiti</i>, the <i>Caryagiti</i> and the <i>Dharmadhatudarsanagiti</i>. But there is have another tradition, and these are also compiled into the tantric section of the Tanjur. Though they have “song (giti)” in their titles and are translated in a verse style, they do not seem to have been written in a single meter because there are different meters not only in each text but also within a single text.<br>The <i>Samsaramanoniryanikaranamagiti</i> was written during his stay in India and its theme is the way to eliminate causes of suffering. The theme of the <i>Caryagiti</i> is the Buddhist path (<i>margasatya</i>) and conventional truth (<i>samvrttisatya</i>) and it is closely connected with his <i>Vajrasanavajragiti</i>. The first part of the <i>Dharmadhatudarsanagiti</i> consists of citations from the <i>Dharmadhatustava</i> of Nagdrjuna and the second consists of citations from many philosophical texts in order to describe the teachings of Buddhist and non-Buddhist schools. The author seems to have written it on the basis of the <i>Dharmadhdtustava</i> and the <i>Jñanasdrasamuccayanibandhana</i> of his teacher Bodhibhadra.<br>Most of giti literatures are compiled in the tantric section of the Tanjur. But they would be recompiled into the Madhyamika section or Atisa's collections of small texts because he treats the Mahayana teachings in these three texts and does not refer to tantric teachings.
- Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Indogaku Bukkyogaku Kenkyu)
Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies (Indogaku Bukkyogaku Kenkyu) 55(2), 925-919,1277, 2007
The Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies