On 13th March, the Mongolian translation of an important Tibetan book was presented at a ceremony in the Dashchoinpel Religious School of the Gandantegchinlen (Gandan) Monastery in Ulaanbaatar. Entitled “The Theory of Buddhism – Summary”, the book was translated from the Tibetan original by S.Gantumur, who holds the Buddhist rank of Gavj. N.Nanzaddorj, Under Khamba (Abbot) at the Gandan Monastery was editor of the book. “The Theory of Buddhism” was published in the Tibetan language last year in India.
Gavj Gantumur said: “We obtained permission to translate this book from His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, in March 2015. Today, this book is being offered to the public thanks to the hard work of many people”. The book has still not been translated into English. The Dalai Lama has expressed his appreciation for the Mongolian translation.
The original Tibetan “Theory of Buddhism” consists of six volumes; Gavj Gantumur, however, has only translated the fifth volume, which presents a summary. Furthermore, it was considered that the other volumes were too complicated not only to edit but also to be understood by the general public; the volume which has been translated is much more accessible.