Root Stanzas on the Middle Way [Imperfect - Reduced Price]
- Publisher : Edition Padmakara
- Published : 2008
- Cover : Paperback
- Pages : 200
- Size : 214 x 136mm
- Category :
Seconds & Damaged Books
- Catalogue No : 26030
- ISBN 13 : 9782916915449
- ISBN 10 : 2916915443
By the same author
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A translation of Nagarjuna's famous work by the Padmakara Translation Group which was made to mark the visit of the Dalai Lama to France in August 2008 and as a support for the teachings given on that occasion. This is a translation of the Tibetan version of the original Sanskrit, following the commentary of the great Nyingma and Rimey master Mipham Rinpoche. This volume includes just the translation with the Tibetan text at the back.
The Mahayana teachings of the Buddha gave rise to two traditions: the tradition of vast activities, Yogachara, expounded by Asanga through the inspiration of the bodhisattva Maitreya, and the tradition of the profound view of Madhyamaka, descending through the bodhisattva Manjushri and systematically expounded by Nagarjuna.
The Mulamadhyamaka-karika, or Root Stanzas on the Middle Way, constitute the funamental expression of the Madhyamaka view, in which the nature of phenomena is defined as "emptiness", understood in terms of dependent origination. The crucial doctrine of emptiness is the basis on which the entire practice of the Mahayana, both sutra and tantra, is founded.