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A Study of the Rā ma ṇa’i gtam rgyud: Introductory Notes and an Annotated Translation of the First Part
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RGYA YE BKRA BHO
abstract
This article contains an annotated Japanese translation of the first half of the Rā ma ṇa’i gtam rgyud (The Tale of Rāmaṇa), an ornate epic on the story of the Tibetan Rāmāyaṇa, written by the Dge lugs pa scholar-monk Zhang zhung chos dbang grags pa (1404–69). The story of Rāmaṇa (Rāma) and Sītā is well known in Tibetan literary tradition. It first appeared in the Dunhuan documents that were written in circa 800 CE; and since then it has been told in many Tibetan literary works up to the present time. One important work among them is the summary of the story found in Dmar ston chos rgyal’s commentary on the Sa skya legs bshad, written in the thirteenth century. The framework of Chos dbang grags pa’s story is based primarily on Dmar ston chos rgyal’s summary. The Rā ma ṇa’i gtam rgyud is rich in its usage of poetic ornaments (rgyan, alaṁkāra) and poetic vocabulary derived from Sanskrit synonymics (mngon brjod, abhidhāna), both of which are essential elements in the vivid depiction of each character’s mental states. What is also of interest is its compositional style that is reminiscent of the Gauḍī from eastern India. For instance, Chos dbang grags pa prefers highly exaggerated expressions, which are characteristic of the Gauḍī style. Many of his verses are incomprehensible without the knowledge of the Sanskrit literary arts. This however does not mean that the Rā ma ṇa’i gtam rgyud is merely an imitation of Sanskrit literature. Chos dbang grags pa’s creativity does occur in his profound expression of human sentiments as well as in his view of worldly affairs presented from the Buddhist perspective.
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広島大学比較論理学プロジェクト研究センター研究成果報告書(2020年度)
journal title
The Annals of the Research Project Center for the Comparative Study of Logic
issue
Issue 18
start page
7
end page
68
date of issued
2021-03-25
publisher
広島大学比較論理学プロジェクト研究センター
issn
1880-6376
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language
jpn
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
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application/pdf
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department
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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