Monday, August 23, 2010

"In reading with our students a commentary on Candrakīrti, I realized that some of Candrakīrti’s points were often lost on Tibetan-oriented readers who were not versed in the technicalities of Sanskrit grammatical explication, and at the same time that Candrakīrti had expounded detailed principles of exegesis that had remained largely unknown to readers who specialized in non-Buddhist texts."
— Gary Tubb, in Scholastic Sanskrit: A Manual for Students, on why Sanskrit commentarial techniques are valuable for Buddhist texts.