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Tuesday, 24 February 2015 16:15

Ornament of the Middle Way

The Ornament of the Middle Way (Madhyamakalamkara) - A Study of the Madhyamaka Thought of Shantarakshita — by James Blumenthal

This work is among the most important Mahayana Buddhist philosophical treatises to emerge on the Indian subcontinent. It is considered to be the quintessential exposition, or root text, of the school of Buddhist philosophical thought known in Tibet as Yogacara-Svatantrika-Madhyamaka.

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Sunday, 22 February 2015 20:52

Universal Vehicle

The Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature (Mahayanasutralamkara) — by Maitreya & Asanga, with commentary by Vasubandhu

Translated from Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese - the present work contains a fully annotated, critical English rendition of the Discourse Literature along with its commentary (bhasya) by Asanga's brother - Vasubandhu.

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Saturday, 21 February 2015 20:38

Uttara Tantra Shastra

The Uttara Tantra - A Treatise on Buddha Nature — A Commentary on The Uttara Tantra Shastra of Asanga - by Thrangu Rinpoche

A translation of the root text and a commentary of Maitreya's and Asanga's classic text, explaining Buddha nature. The Uttara Tantra is one of the main texts of the Mahayana path. It establishes that there is Buddha-nature in all sentient beings.

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Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:09

Buddha Nature

Buddha Nature - The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra — by Arya Maitreya via Asanga

This is one of the Five Treatises said to have been dictated to Asanga by the Bodhisattva Maitreya. Presents the Buddha's definitive teachings on how we should understand this ground of enlightenment and clarifies the nature and qualities of buddhahood.

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015 23:29

Realm of Awakening

The Realm of Awakening - A Translation and Study of the Tenth Chapter of Asanga's Mahayanasangraha — by Paul J. Griffiths & John P. Keenan

One of the foundational documents of the Yogacara school of Mahayana Buddhism. It presents the systematic thinking of one of the greatest early Buddhist theoreticians on the nature of the Buddha.

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Monday, 16 February 2015 12:28

Nagarjuniana

Nagarjuniana - Studies in the Writings and Philosophy of Nagarjuna — compiled by Chr. Lindtner

The author deals with the thirteen genuine works of Nagarjuna. This scholarly study shall immensely help students and scholars in general and Mahayanist researchers of Buddhism in particular.

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Sunday, 15 February 2015 19:38

Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas

Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas - A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness — translated by David Ross Komito

This volume contains a translation of Seventy Stanzas - a fundamental work of Nagarjuna on the Madhyamika system of Buddhist philosophy, along with a commentary from the Prasangika viewpoint by Geshe Sonam Rinchen.

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Saturday, 14 February 2015 22:13

Guhyasamaja According to Nagarjuna

Path and Grounds of Guhyasamaja According to Arya Nagarjuna — by Yangchen Gawai Lodoe

This work by an eminent 18th century scholar is a brief but lucid and highly acclaimed treatise. It maps out the two stages of Guhyasamaja - 'king' of Highest Yoga Tantras. The work is presented here with a commentary by Geshe Lobsang Tsephel.

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Friday, 13 February 2015 12:24

Nagarjuna in Context

Nagarjuna in Context - Mahayana Buddhism and Early Indian Culture — by Joseph Walser

This work is the first examination of Nagarjuna's life and writings in the context of the religious and monastic debates of the second century CE.

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Thursday, 12 February 2015 22:40

Elegant Sayings

Elegant SayingsNagarjuna's Staff of Wisdom  and Sakya Pandita's Precious Treasury of Elegant Sayings

The Indian Mahayana master Nagarjuna offers the practical wisdom of the Dharma in witty, thought-provoking, and uplifting verses that apply to all types of life situations. Expressing universal truths that remind us of basic human values, gives profound advice for daily life in truly elegant sayings, that remain readily in the mind.

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