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Saturday, 07 February 2015 21:00

Dispeller of Disputes

The Dispeller of Disputes - Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani

A short work by the 2nd-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna. In this text, which is written in a lively question-and-answer style he addresses a number of objections (coming both from Buddhists and from non-Buddhists), which have been put forward against his theory of emptiness discussed in his main work - the Mulamadhyamakakarika . Essential work of Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophical literature.

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Saturday, 07 February 2015 10:57

Letter to a Friend

Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend — with commentary by Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche

Master Nagarjuna wrote this celebrated poem as a gift of advice to a South Indian king, and it has since become a monument in the Indian shastra tradition. It covers the entire Mahayana path, combining a practical approach to daily conduct with a theoretical exposition of the different stages leading to enlightenment.

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Friday, 06 February 2015 22:50

Master of Wisdom

Master of Wisdom - Writings of the Buddhist Master Nagarjuna

An excellent introduction to Madhyamika. This book contains two hymns of praise to the Buddha, two treatises on Shunyata, and two works that clarify the connection of analysis, meditation, and moral conduct. Includes Tibetan verses in transliteration and critical editions of extant Sanskrit.

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Friday, 06 February 2015 13:20

Ocean of Reasoning

Ocean of Reasoning - A Great Commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika — by Tsongkhapa

This is the most extensive and perhaps the deepest extant commentary on Nagarjuna's Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamakakarika). It discusses alternative readings of the text and prior commentaries and provides a detailed exegesis, constituting a systematic presentation of Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophy.

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Thursday, 05 February 2015 18:22

Philosophy of the Middle Way

Mulamadhyamakakarika of Nagarjuna - The Philosophy of the Middle Way — by David J. Kalupahana

This is a completely new translation with a different slant of Nagarjuna's major work - the Mulamadhyamakakarika, from the Chinese and Sanskrit, accompanied by a detailed annotation of each of the verses. Kalupahana claims Nagarjuna was not a Mahayanist and presents a completely new hypothesis about the nature of the treatise.

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Thursday, 05 February 2015 11:03

Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way

The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way - Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika — translated and commented by Jay L. Garfield

Nagarjuna's greatest philosophical work - the Mulamadhyamakakarika - read and studied by philosophers in all major Buddhist schools of Tibet, China, Japan, and Korea - is one of the most influential works in the history of Indian philosophy. This accessible translation of the foundational text for all Mahayana Buddhism offers insight to all those interested in the nature of reality.

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Monday, 02 February 2015 12:29

Adornment of the Middle Way

The Adornment of the Middle WayShantarakshita's Madhyamakalamkara With Commentary by Jamgon Mipham

In this work, Shantarakshita synthesized the views of Madhyamaka and Yogacara - the two great streams of Mahayana Buddhism. This was the last great philosophical development of Buddhist India.

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Sunday, 01 February 2015 14:54

Introduction to the Middle Way

Introduction to the Middle WayChandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara

This work presents an adventure into the heart of Buddhist wisdom through the Madhyamika, or Middle Way - teachings, which are designed to take the ordinary intellect to the limit of its powers and then show that there is more.

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Friday, 30 January 2015 10:59

Middle Beyond Extremes

Middle Beyond ExtremesMaitreya's Madhyantavibhaga - with commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham

A classic exposition of the Mind-Only School of Mahayana Buddhism. Included are two commentaries which flesh out the terse root text and explore the underlying philosophical issues. This famed text, often referred to by its Sanskrit title - Madhyantavibhaga - is part of a collection known as the Five Maitreya Teachings.

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Thursday, 22 January 2015 06:06

Jewel Ornament of Liberation

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation - The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings — by Gampopa · translated by Konchog Gyaltsen

A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism. This text has provided the backbone of study particularly in the Kagyu tradition – covering the initial entry into the path and continuing through finding a spiritual master, teachings on impermanence, karma, bodhicitta, Buddha nature, six perfections, bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood and the activities of Buddha.

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