Sajjana

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ས་ཛ་ན་
Wylie sa dza na
Devanagari सज्जन
Romanized Sanskrit Sajjana
English Phonetics Sajjana
Other names
  • པཎྜི་ཏ་ས་ཛ་ན་
  • ས་ཛཛ་ན་
  • paN+Di ta sa dza na
  • sa dzdza na
Notes on Names
In some of the recensions of the Ratnagotravibhāga, such as in the Derge Tengyur, as well as in Dölpopa's commentary we find Sajjana's name rendered into Sanskrit as Sadjñāna.
Dates
Birth:   11th century
Place of birth:   Kashmir


Tibetan calendar dates

About
Familial Relations
Ratnavajra; Mahājana
Teachers
Ratnavajra
Students
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Links
BDRC Link
https://www.tbrc.org/#!rid=P4920
Wiki Pages


Buddha Nature Project
Person description or short bio
An eleventh-century Kashmiri scholar that was the source from which many prominent Tibetan scholars and translators of the day received teachings. Most notably he taught the Ratnagotravibhāga to Ngok Lotsāwa and Tsen Khawoche, which spread in Tibet as the Ngok and Tsen traditions and became the two primary trends that influenced much of the history of the Tibetan exegesis of the treatise. He also helped Ngok translate the text and worked with several other Tibetan translators on works that were later included in the Tibetan canon.

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Is Buddha-nature considered definitive or provisional?
Position: Definitive
Notes: Mathes, K., A Direct Path to the Buddha Within, p. 46.
All beings have Buddha-nature
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If "Qualified", explain:
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Which Wheel Turning
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Yogācāra vs Madhyamaka
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Zhentong vs Rangtong
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Promotes how many vehicles?
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Analytic vs Meditative Tradition
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What is Buddha-nature?
Position: Tathāgatagarbha as Mind's Luminous Nature
Notes: "As to the interpretation of Buddha-nature, on the other hand, Sajjana and rNgog hold different views, for Sajjana equates Buddha-nature with the luminous mind, which is not empty, while rNgog equates it with emptiness." Kano, K., Buddha-Nature and Emptiness, p. 239.
Svātantrika (རང་རྒྱུད་) vs Prāsaṅgika (ཐལ་འགྱུར་པ་)
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Causal nature of the vajrapāda
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