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Bodhisambhara Treatise Commentary: Treatise on the Provisions for Enlightenment
Nagarjuna
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The contents of this treatise are devoted to illuminating the most important motivations, principles, and practices essential to both lay and monastic practitioners of the Bodhisattva Path. Although these topics are treated elsewhere in Nagarjuna’s works, most notably in the Ratnavali, the Dasabhumika Vibhasa, and the Mahaprajnaparamita Upadesa, they are nowhere given such a closely-focused, potent, and essentially complete treatment as we find in this short treatise comprised of only 168 slokas.

Chinese and English, 437 Pages
Catuhstavah of Acarya Nagarjuna
Catuhstavah of Acarya Nagarjuna (Sankrit text with Tibetan version and Hindi translation)
By: Gyaltsen Namdol, Acarya, tr., ed.
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Sanskrit text with Tibetan version and Hindi translation


Catuhstavah of Acarya Nagarjuna, Translated and critically edited by Acarya Gyaltsen Namdol, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies Sarnath, Varanasi, Hardcover, $22.00
Dharmasamgrahah, Tibetan-Sanskrit -English
Dharmasamgrahah, Tibetan-Sanskrit -English
By: Nagarjuna
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Nagarjuna wrote this text, which is an authentic collection of Buddhist technical terms. The text has a collection of 140 technical terminologies collected according to the grouping of the contents. Most of these technical terminologies are from Sutra and philosophical terminology, but there is a little scope for such terms related to Tantra.
Dialectical Method of Nagarjuna: Vigrahavyartani
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Through only a "minor work" in form, as regards its contents the Vigrahavyavartani is a fundamental text of Madhyamaka, as well as of the early Indian dialectical tradition. Not only does it admirably illustrate the dialectical method followed by Nagarjuna, the founder of the school, but it also clarifies the idea of Voidness (Sunyata) which has been so often misunderstood, not only in modern times and abroad, but in India itself and in Nagarjuna's own time.
Dispeller of Disputes: Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani
Dispeller of Disputes: Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani
By Nagarjuna
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Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani is an essential work of Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophical literature. Written in an accessible question-and-answer style, it contains Nagarjuna's replies to criticisms of his philosophy of the "Middle Way." The Vigrahavyavartani has been widely cited both in canonical literature and in recent scholarship; it has remained a central text in India, Tibet, China, and Japan, and has attracted the interest of greater and greater numbers of Western readers.
Elegant Sayings
By: Nagarjuna, Sakya Pandit
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As the worth of gold and silver is to be determined through the test of melting and the greatness of an elephant through that of battle , so too writes Sakya Pandit, a learned man may be known and valued by his composition of elegant sayings. This volume offers to readers the wit and the wisdom of the Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna, and the Tibetan scholar, Sakya Pandit. The reader will taste many flavors in these sayings, from the snap and the pith of folk humor to the shrewd and cultivated bite of courtly knowledge, from apt pronouncements of Buddhist teachings to the sublime openings of great poetry.
Emptiness Appraised
Emptiness Appraised
By: Burton, David
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A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy
This book argues that though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way between nihilism and eternalism, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism. Burton also refutes the interpretation that Nagarjuna is a skeptic, and examines Nagarjuna's notion of non-conceptual knowledge of reality. In addition, Nagarjuna's critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge (pramana) are critically scrutinized.
Emptiness Appraised: A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy
By: Burton, David
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A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy
This book argues that though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way between nihilism and eternalism, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism. Burton also refutes the interpretation that Nagarjuna is a skeptic, and examines Nagarjuna's notion of non-conceptual knowledge of reality. In addition, Nagarjuna's critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge (pramana) are critically scrutinized.
Empty Words
Empty Words: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-Cultural Interpretation
By; Garfield, Jay L.
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Jay Garfield's magisterial translation of Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika (The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way) has established itself as the definitive edition of this foundational Indian Buddhist philosophical text. Nagarjuna is the founder - and his work the foundational text - of the Madhyamaka (or Middle Path) school of Mahayana Buddhism, which predominates in Tibet, China, Mongolia, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan.
Exploring the Strcture of Emptiness: Philosophical Hermeneutics of the text Catusstava of Nagarjuna - A Translation and Interpretation <br> Mathew Varghese
Exploring the Strcture of Emptiness: Philosophical Hermeneutics of the text Catusstava of Nagarjuna - A Translation and Interpretation
Mathew Varghese
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Exploring the Strcture of Emptiness: Philosophical Hermeneutics of the text Catusstava of Nagarjuna - A Translation and Interpretation
Mathew Varghese
Framework of Nagarjuna's Philosophy
By: Padhye
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This book 'The Framework of Nagarjuna's Philosophy' is an attempt to reconstruct a better understanding of Nagarjuna's philosophy in a novel way. It is anew and somewhat unconventional way of looking at Nagarjuna's philosophy.
The work is carried out strictly adhering to original Sanskrit text-Madhyamaka Sastra.
Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way
Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way
By: Nagarjuna / Garfield
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Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika

The Buddhist saint Nagarjuna, who lived in South India in approximately the second CE, is undoubtedly the most important, influential, and widely studied Mahayana Buddhist philosopher. His many works include texts addressed to lay audiences, letters of advice to kings, and a set of penetrating metaphysical and epistemological treatises. His 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.
Dispeller of Disputes: Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani
Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika
By Nagarjuna
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Nagarjuna's "Mulamadhyamakakarika" is one of the great classics of Buddhist literature. Composed around 150 CE, it is a distillation of the most fundamental concepts in Buddhist philosophy. Gudo Nishijima's careful translation combined with Brad Warner's simple and straightforward explanations create a down-to-earth elucidation of this ancient and profound classic.
Golden Zephyr
By: Nagarjuna & Mipham Rinpoche
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From two time-honored Buddhist masters come these practical instructions for pursuing a spiritual path. Golden Zephyr is a step-by-step outline of the vast scope of Buddhist teachings. The book offers translations from the original Tibetan of two classical works, Nagarjuna's "A Letter to a Friend" and Lama Mipham's commentary, 'The Garland of White Lotus Flowers."
In Praise of Dharmadhatu
By: Nagarjuna & Third Karmapa
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This book is primarily about buddha nature--called dharmadhatu here--the potential in all living beings to awaken to their mind's primordial true nature, thus freeing themselves and others from suffering. The great Buddhist master Na-ga-rjuna shows how buddha nature exists in all beings, is temporarily obscured, and can be revealed in its full bloom. The emphasis is on the actual experience of mind's vivid wakefulness.

The themes of this text are brought to a deeper level by the inclusion of a translation of its earliest, most extensive commentary by the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339). His distinct positions on buddha nature and the transformation of consciousness into enlightened wisdom also serve as the fundamental view for the entire vajrayana as understood and practiced in the Kagyu tradition to the present day.
Indian Madhyamaka Buddhist Philosophy After Nagarjuna
Indian Madhyamaka Buddhist Philosophy After Nagarjuna: Plain English Translations and Summaries of the Essential Works of Aryadeva Rahulabhadra, Buddhapalita, and Bhavaviveka, Volume 1
By: Richard H. Jones
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A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy
This book argues that though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way between nihilism and eternalism, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism. Burton also refutes the interpretation that Nagarjuna is a skeptic, and examines Nagarjuna's notion of non-conceptual knowledge of reality. In addition, Nagarjuna's critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge (pramana) are critically scrutinized.
Indian Madhyamaka Buddhist Philosophy After Nagarjuna
Indian Madhyamaka Buddhist Philosophy After Nagarjuna: Plain English Translations and Summaries of the Essential Works of Aryadeva Rahulabhadra, Buddhapalita, and Bhavaviveka, Volume 2
By: Richard H. Jones
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A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy
This book argues that though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way between nihilism and eternalism, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism. Burton also refutes the interpretation that Nagarjuna is a skeptic, and examines Nagarjuna's notion of non-conceptual knowledge of reality. In addition, Nagarjuna's critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge (pramana) are critically scrutinized.
Introduction to the Philosophy of Nagarjuna
By: Tachikawa, Musashi
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This book is a study of the Mulamadhyamakakarika (Middle Stanzas) the chief work of Nagarjuna (2nd-3rd cent.), who established the theoretical foundations of Mahayana Buddhism and is known in Japan as "the founder of the eight sects".
Lama Mipam's Commentary to Nagarjuna's Stanzas For a Novice Monk
By: Nagarjuna, Je TsongKhapa, Mipham
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Also Je Tsong Khapa's Essence of the Ocean of Vinaya
These two works concern the Vinaya, or system of self-discipline, which is considered of vital importance in monastic training. These texts focus on the Vinaya as it is taught to young novice monks. The first work is Nagarjuna's Stanzas for a Novice Monk, presented with a commentary by the 19ht century Nyingma lama, Jamyang Mipam Rinpoche. The second work, Essence of the Ocean of Vinaya, was composed in the 14th century by the great Je Tsong Khapa and concerns the eight fundamental categories of the pratimoksha vows.
Letter from a Friend
Letter from a Friend: A Bodhisattva's Advice to an Indian King on Right Living and the Buddhist Path
Nagarjuna
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Arya Nagarjuna's Letter from a Friend (Suhrllekha) is a short discourse composed in the form of a royal-advisory letter presented by a spiritual teacher to the king of his country. It is unknown precisely to which of several similarly-titled Satavahana monarchs known as Satakarni that Arya Nagarjuna addressed the Letter. The king in question likely held sway in the southeast Indian city of Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh sometime during the first quarter of the first millennium CE. (The Satavahana Empire lasted at most some 450 years, from roughly 230 BCE to approximately 220 CE.)

Chinese and English
Madhyamakasastram of Nagarjuna Vol.1 and 2, in Sanskrit
Madhyamakasastram of Nagarjuna Vol.1 and 2, in Sanskrit
By: Nagarjuna
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The Madhyamika philosophy created a revolution in Buddhism. The Prajnamula or the Mulamadhyamaka Prajnanama is the basic text. This system developed with its formulation and divided into different schools. The present volume is a restoration of all the three main schools. Tibetan and sanskrit text.
Mahayanavimsaka of Nagarjuna and The Trisvabhavanirdesa of Vasubandhu
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The Mahayanavimsaka is a brief work attributed to Nagarjuna that summarizes the Madhyamaka or "Middle Way" philosophy in only twenty verses. The Trisvabhavanirdesa of Vasubandhu similarly summarizes the fundamental Yogacara teaching of the "three natures" of all things in only thirty-eight verses. They are among the most concise formulations known of the two great Mahayana schools. These hard-to-find texts are here brought together for the first time, forming a compact and authoritative sourcebook of the two most influential Buddhist philosophies, Madhyamaka and Yogacara. Included are the Sanskrit and Tibetan texts.
Marvelous Stories from the Perfection of Wisdom
Marvelous Stories from the Perfection of Wisdom: 130 Didactic Stories from Arya Nagarjuna
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A collection of stories drawn from the massive and encyclopedic Exegesis on the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra composed by the Indian monastic patriarch Arya Nagarjuna (ca 200 CE), a renowned and pivotal figure in the doctrinal clarification and popularization of Mahayana Buddhism. The English translations presented here were made from the sole extant edition of the Exegesis as it is preserved in the Chinese Buddhist canon. This is the Sanskrit-to-Chinese translation created by the great translator-monk Kumarajiva in approximately 400 CE.

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Master of Wisdom: Writings of the Buddhist Master Nagarjuna
By: Christopher Lindtner
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Writings of the Buddhist Master Nagarjuna
Twenty centuries ago, the famed Buddhist philosopher and teacher Nagarjuna drew on the profound teachings of Mahayana Buddhism to found a new way of exploring the nature of reality. The works composed by this master inspired a tradition of philosophical inquiry that has continued to the present day. His ideas and teachings, like those of all great thinkers, remain fresh and vital in every age.
Middle Way
Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason
By: Dalai Lama
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In this luminous presentation, the Dalai Lama lays out the Middle Way, "the way of the intelligent person" who approaches all matters, including matters of faith and devotion, with the highest spirit of critical inquiry and does so without falling into the traps of fixed ideas or extreme views. With fresh emphasis, this peerless and beloved teacher links Tibetan Buddhism to its deep roots in the ancient scholastic tradition of Nalanda University and to the profound analytical teachings of the seminal Indian master Nagarjuna.
Middle Way
Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason
By: Dalai Lama
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The Dalai Lama opens The Middle Way with an elegant argument
for the power of compassion in cultivating a happy life. From there, he
connects core ideas of Buddhist philosophy to the truths of our shared
condition. His Holiness delivers a sparklingly clear teaching on how the
Buddhist ideas of emptiness and interdependency relate to personal
experience and bring a deeper understanding of the world around us.
Moon of Wisdom
Moon of Wisdom: Chapter Six of Chandrakirti's Entering the Middle Way with Commentary from the Eighth Karmapa
By: Chandrakirti and Karmapa Mikyo Dorje
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This important work, selected by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso as the text for his worldwide teaching tour, presents the 7th-century philosopher Chandrakirti's explanation of Nagarjuna's text The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, which summarizes the vast teachings of the Buddha and uses logic to prove the validity of his words. The 8th Karmapa, a renowned meditation master and esteemed scholar, elaborates Chandrakirti's verses in a commentary--from The Chariot of the Dakpo Kayu Siddhas -- that contains the key to gaining the realization achieved by all the enlightened masters.
Mulamadhyamakakarika of Nagarjuna
Mulamadhyamakakarika of Nagarjuna
By: Kalupahana, David J.
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This is a completely new translation of Nagarjuna's major work, the Mulamadhyamakakarika accompanied by a detailed annotation of each of the verses. The annotation identifies the metaphysical theories of the scholastics criticized by Nagarjuna, and traces the source material and the arguments utilized in his refutation back to the early discourses of the Buddha. The Introduction presents a completely new hypotheses about the nature of the treatise.
Nagarjuna and the Philosophy of Openness
Nagarjuna and the Philosophy of Openness
By: Nancy McCagney
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In this innovative study of the philosopher Nagarjuna, Nancy McCagney demonstrates that the concept of space ("akasa") in early Indian Mahayana Buddhism is the root metaphor for Nagarjuna's understanding of "sunyata", or openness. Nagarjuna's use of the term "sunyata" was new, and contrasted with the word's use in Pali Buddhist literature. By using the word to mean "openness," Nagarjuna was able to elucidate, through a deeper analysis of impermanence, a consistent philosophical foundation for the truth and efficacy of Gautama's Middle Way. McCagney's book will be important for those studying Indian philosophy, Buddhism, and the philosophy of religion.
Nagarjuna in Context, Mahayana Buddhism and Early Indian Culture
By: Joseph Walser
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Nagarjuna, one of India's greatest philosophers, is the most influential thinker in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. While his philosophy has been the subject of numerous studies and translations, Joseph Walser provides the first examination of Nagarjuna's life and writings within the social, religious, and institutional contexts of the early history of Buddhism. Walser locates Nagarjuna's second-century writings at a critical juncture in the development and spread of Mahayana Buddhism. At this time, Mahayanist writings and teachings were regarded with great suspicion, and its followers were subject to legal censure.
Nagarjuna on the Six Perfections
Nagarjuna on the Six Perfections: An Arya Bodhisattva Explains the Heart of the Bodhisattva Path
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The "six perfections" refers to the perfectly realized practice of giving, moral virtue, patience, vigor, meditative discipline, and world-transcending wisdom. The treatment of the six perfections constituting this text is a fourteen-chapter section from Arya Nagarjuna's long and detailed commentary on the 25,000 line Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra. Nagarjuna's treatment of the six perfections herein is so subtle and expansive that, at least in breadth and depth of analysis, it likely has no peer anywhere in the extant Buddhist canonical literature.
Nagarjuna The Central Philosophy Basic Verses
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In this breakthrough translation, Nagarjuna, the early Buddhist philosopher, attempts to show that reality cannot be reduced to conceptual structures because thought and conceptualizaton belong to the field of mental presentation and are therefore fantasy. Reality, on the contrary, is what is experienced, and for that very reason, cannot be thought. A work of enormous impact on the history of Buddhist thought in East Asia, Nagarjuna demonstrates the absurdity of concepts such as substance, causality, and the idea of movement. Much like the Western philosopher Kant, he shows the limits of human understanding, and in doing so, creates room for religious experience.
Nagarjuna's a Drop of Nourishment for People and its commentary The Jewel Ornament
By: Nagarjuna, tr. Frye
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A "Drop of Nourishment" by Nagarjuna and its commentary "The Jewel Ornament" provides very fascinating reading on the meanings of compassion, virtuous deeds and the law of karma in the theory and practice of Buddhist philosophy. Through numerous fables and legends that are at once delightful and frightening, the text and its commentary reveals the impermanent nature of Samsara and prompts the reader towards the Buddhist ideal of Nirvana. Not only adults but children will also enjoy and benefit by reading "A Drop of Nourishment for People" and especially its commentary "The Jewel Ornament" which delves into the world of fables, fairy tales and legends to bring home the Buddhist message of love, compassion and kindness to all sentient beings.
Nagarjuna's Guide to the Bodhisattva Path
Nagarjuna's Guide to the Bodhisattva Path
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This is Nagarjuna's Bodhisambhara Shastra ("Treatise on the Provisions for Enlightenment"). It describes the essential prerequisites for the complete enlightenment of a buddha. It is accompanied here by an abridged version of its only commentary, originally written by the early Indian Bhikshu Vasitva. Abridgement, notes, and translation by Bhikshu Dharmamitra. Includes facing-page source text for the stanzas in both traditional and simplified scripts.
Nagarjuna's Letter
By: Nagarjuna & Zho-nu Lodro
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Nagarjuna wrote this letter to his friend King Satavahana in order to alert him to the worldly impurities, especially in discharging his royal activities, and to integrate spiritual values into his daily life. In this respect, his advice is still of special interest to those who wish to cultivate a religious practice while continuing to live and work in society.
Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend with Commentary by Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche
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The great Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna (1st - 2nd century A.D.) wrote his celebrated poem Letter to a Friend as a letter of advice to a king with whom he was friendly. Despite its short length (only 123 verses), it is a monument in the Indian Buddhist tradition. It covers the whole Mahayana path with unusual clarity and memorable imagery, and it is for this reason that it is widely quoted by Tibet's great masters and scholars in the many commentaries they have written on the Buddhist path.
Nagarjuna's Letter to King Gautamiputra
By: Nagarjuna / Sakya Trizin
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"Nagarjuna's Letter to King Gautamiputra" is a concise and comprehensive explanation of the fundamentals of the Buddha's teaching and of the Buddhist path to liberation. Written by the renowned sage Nagarjuna for his friend and patron Gautamiputra the then King of Andhra in the South of India, the work which contains one hundred and twenty three verses achieved great popularity first in India and then in Tibet. Though the Sanskrit original of the work is lost, the present English translation has been made from the Tibetan version preserved in the Tibetan collection.
Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka
Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Investigation
By: Jan Westerhoff
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This book presents a survey of the whole of Nagarjuna's philosophy based on his key philosophical writings. His primary contribution to Buddhist thought lies in the further development of the concept of nullunyata or "emptiness." For Nagarjuna, all phenomena are without any svabhava, literally "own-nature" or "self-nature," and thus without any underlying substance. Particular emphasis is put on discussing Nagarjuna's thinking as philosophy.
Nagarjuna's Middle Way: Mulamadhyamakakarika <br> Mark Siderits and Shoryu Katsura
Nagarjuna's Middle Way: Mulamadhyamakakarika
Mark Siderits and Shoryu Katsura
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Nagarjuna's renowned twenty seven-chapter Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamakakarika), the definitive, touchstone presentation of the doctrine of emptiness, is the foundational text of the Madhyamaka school of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. Professors Siderits and Katsura prepared this translation using the four surviving Indian commentaries in an attempt to reconstruct an interpretation of its enigmatic verses that adheres as closely as possible to that of its earliest proponents.
Nagarjuna's Philosophy
By: Ramanan, K. Venkata
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This work is an exposition of the philosophic conceptions basic to Mahayana Buddhism as found in the Maha-prajna-paramita-sastra, a commentary on the Prajnaparamita-sutras and traditionally attributed to Nagarjuna. The "Sastra", the earliest and most extensive work in this field, is lost in its Sanskrit original and preserved only in a Chinese translation. Meanings of Sanskrit and Chinese terms are expounded, concepts are made clear, and supplementary materials are supplied in the notes.
Nagarjuna's Philosophy of No-Identity
By: Ramchandra Pandeya & Manju
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This Book Is Mainly Concerned With The Moral Needs Of Believers And Its Main Theme Of Inquiry Is The Character Of Human Experience, Its Dangers, And Its Victory. These Themes Are The Peculiar Products Of Buddhist Imagination, Demanded By The Requirements Of The Moral Order To Provide For Every Grade Of Merit. The Early Conversions, Effected Under The Immediate Influence Of Buddha, Placed The Believer In Direct Relations With A Powerful Personality. When The First Missionaries Went Forth To Proclaim The Saving Truth, They Could Not Set Their Followers In The Same Immediate Contact With The Teacher, And A New Demand For Faith Was Naturally Awakened.
Nagarjuna's Precious Garland
Nagarjuna's Precious Garland: Buddhist Advice for Living and Liberation
By: Nagarjuna, J. Hopkins,tr.
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Nagarjuna is renowned for his penetrating analysis of reality. In the Precious Garland he offers intimate counsel on how to conduct one's life and how to construct social policies that reflect Buddhist ideals. The advice for personal happiness is concerned first with improving one's condition over the course of lifetimes and then with release from all types of suffering, culminating in Buddhahood. Nagarjuna describes the cause and effect sequences for the development of happiness within ordinary life as well as the practices of wisdom realizing emptiness and compassion that lead to enlightenment.
Nagarjuna's Reason Sixty (Yuktisastika) with Candrakirti's Commentary
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The Reason Sixty is the most concise philosophical work by the second-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna. Along with the acclaimed Reason Sixty Commentary by the seventh-century Centrist master Candrak–rti, it is frequently cited by Centrist (Madhyamaka) commentators and is a key text of the Tibetan philosophical curriculum. This heavily annotated translation is accompanied by detailed introductory essays, critical Tibetan editions, trilingual and technical glossaries, timelines, bibliography, and index.
Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas: A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness
By: Komito, David
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This work contains a translation of a fundamental work of Nagarjuna, along with a new commentary on it by Geshe Sonam Rinchen which, while based on traditional sources, was created expressly the contemporary English reader. It also summarizes those basic Buddhist doctrine on perception and the creation of concepts which have traditionally served as the backdrop for Nagarjuna's teachings about how people consistently misperceive and misunderstand the nature of the reality in which they live and the means through which they experience it.
Nagarjuna's Tree of Wisdom: A Translation <br> By: Dennis Waller
Nagarjuna's Tree of Wisdom: A Translation
By: Dennis Waller
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The Tree of Wisdom by Nagarjuna is a treatise on morals and ethics written over 2,000 years ago. This commentary on moral living is very similar to other text such as the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, the Hsin Hsin Ming by Seng Ts'an, the Enchiridion by Epictetus, and Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. This version has been interpreted into a more modern new age style yet it still possess the essence of the message that Nagarjuna implied.
Nagarjuna's Verses on the Great Vehicle and the Heart of Dependent Origination
By: R. C. Jamieson
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No one can question the philosophical genius of Nagarjuna. In the dialectic of this AD second century Buddhist scholar - also acknowledged as the founder of Madhyamika school, is seen the clearest expression of Shakyamuni Buddha's profound, even the subtlest teachings. Here is, in three parts, a brilliant critical study, with readable English translations, of this time-honoured philosopher's Mahayanavimsika (Verses on the Great Vehicle), Pratiyasamutpadahrdayakarika (Verses on the Heart of Dependent Origination).
Nagarjuna, A Translation of his Mulamadhyamakakarika, with an Introductory Essay
By: Nagarjuna / Inada, tr.
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A Translation of his Mulamadhyamakakarika, with an Introductory Essay
Nagarjuna has held continuous attention of Buddhist scholars in Asia since his own day. His ideas, subtle yet profound, carried such deep understanding of fundamental Buddhist truths that they have influenced, in one way or another, most Mahayana developments in India, China, Tibet, Korea and Japan.
Nagarjuna: Buddhism's Most Important Philosopher
Nagarjuna: Buddhism's Most Important Philosopher, Plain English Translations and Summaries of Nagarjuna's Essential Philosophical Works
Richard Jones (translator)
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Nagarjuna stands second only to the Buddha in his importance in Buddhist thought. The concept of "emptiness (shunyata)" became the central ontological concept in Mahayana Buddhism thanks to his effort. Not only did he found the Madhyamaka tradition in India, understanding his philosophy is needed to understand the Zen tradition and the Dalai Lama's Tibetan tradition.
Nagarjunian Disputations, Wood
Nagarjunian Disputations: A Philosophical Journey Through an Indian Looking-Glass
By: Thomas E. Wood
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The present work is a defence of the earlier nihilist interpretation (NI) of the Madhyamika against some of the leading non-nihilist interpretation (NNI) that have arisen to challenge it in recent times. This defence is conducted on two fronts. First, as a purely exegetical matter, it will be argued that the NI fits the Madhyamika writings better than the NNI. Secondly, it will be argued that the NNIs are not, as they are often claimed to be, more defensible on philosophical grounds.
Nagarjuniana: Studies in the Writings and Philosophy of Nagarjuna <br> By: Lindter
Nagarjuniana: Studies in the Writings and Philosophy of Nagarjuna
By: Lindter
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The author deals with the thirteen genuine works of Nagarjuna. The first six are mainly dialectical works such as Mulamadhyamakakarika, Sunyatasaptati, Vigrahavyavartani, Vaidalyaprakarana, Vyavaharasiddhi, Yuktisastika followed by the remaining seven which are chiefly didactic texts - Catuhstava, Ratnavali, Prafityasamutpadahrdaya-karika, Sutrasamuccaya, Bodhicitta-vivarana, Suhrllekha, and Bodhisambhara (ka). Thus he roughly follows the prescriptive distinction between Yukti and Agama.
Ocean of Reasoning: A Great Commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika
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A Great Commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika
Tsong kha pa (14th century) is arguably the most important and influential philosopher in Tibetan history. An Ocean of Reasoning is the most extensive and perhaps the deepest extant commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika (Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way), and it can be argued that it is impossible to discuss Nagarjuna's work in an informed way without consulting it.
On Voidness
By: Tola/Dragonetti
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The Buddhist school of Madhyamika is one of the most important philosophical schools in India. It was founded by the great thinker Nagarjuna in the second century A.D. His doctrine is centered around the concept of "Sunyata" or "Voidness" which metaphorically designates the absolute inexistence of an own being, i.e. of any substance existing.
Ornament of Reason: The Great Commentary to Nagarjuna's Root of the Middle Way
Ornament of Reason: The Great Commentary to Nagarjuna's Root of the Middle Way
By: Mabja Jangchub Tsondru (Author), The Dharmachakra Translation Committee (Translator)
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Mabja's Ornament of Reason is considered to be one of the greatest Tibetan commentaries on Nagarjuna's crucial work, Root of the Middle Way. The teaching revolves around the two truths - conventional and ultimate reality. This is alternatively explained as dependent origination empty of all mental constructions of ultimate truth, along with the results of realization. Both Nagarjuna's text and Mabja's commentary are included here.
Ornament of the Thought of Nagarjuna
Ornament of the Thought of Nagarjuna of Nagarjuna Clarifying the Core of Madhyamaka
By: Gendun Chophel
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Gendun Chophel, eminent scholar of 20th-century Tibet, was a master of both the traditional curricula of his time the five branches of Buddhist wisdom and the five subjects of Tibetan culture and of numerous modern subjects in such fields as philosophy, language, and history. I need not detail his accomplishments and life history here, as these are well known from other sources. The Ludrub Gonggyen (kLu sgrub dgongs rgyan) clearly demonstrates his profound knowledge of both Sutra and Tantra and his precise understanding of the essence of the teachings of Buddha and the thought of Nagarjuna.

Path and Grounds of Guhyasamaja According to Nagarajuna
By: Nagarjuna / Yangchen Gawai Lodro
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Path and Grounds of Guhyasamaja According to Arya Nagarjuna" is a very significant eighteenth century Tibetan treatise (with a brief contemporary commentary) which maps out the paths and the grounds of Guhyasamaja Tantra according to Arya Nagarjuna's tradition. It is based on the incomparable masterpieces of Manjushri, Lama Tsongkhapa and his hear-like disciples.
Philosophy of Nagarjuna
By: Fatone, Vicente
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This book is an English translation of V. Fatone's Spanish original on the Philosophy of Nagarjuna- a famous Buddhist philosopher who lived in the second century A.D.
Pindikrama and Pancakrama
Pindikrama and Pancakrama (Tibetan Only)
By: Nagarjuna
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Pindikrama and Pancakrama (Tibetan Only), Nagarjuna, CIHTS, 2010, 693 pages, $35.00
Pratityasamutpadahrdaya and Aryadharmadhatugarbhavivarana, Tibetan & Hindi
By: Nagarjuna
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rTen 'Brel sNyingpo rTsa 'Grel Dang

'Phag pa Chos Kyi dBying Kyi sNyingpo'i rNam Par 'Grel
Pratityasamutpadahrdaya and Aryadharmadhatugarbhavivarana, Tibetan, Hindi
Nagarjuna, CIHTS, 67 pp., $18.00
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Strand of Dharma Jewels
Strand of Dharma Jewels: A Bodhisattva's Profound Teachings on Happiness, Liberation, and the Path
By: Nagarjuna
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A Strand of Dharma Jewels as Advice for the King (Raja-parikatha-ratnavali) is a 500-stanza treatise on Mahayana right view, practice, and realization written by Arya Nagarjuna sometime in the late first quarter of the first millennium CE.
Suhrllekha of Acarya Nagarjuna and Vyaktapadatika of Acarya Mahamati (Tibetan and Sanskrit Only)
Suhrllekha of Acarya Nagarjuna and Vyaktapadatika of Acarya Mahamati (Tibetan and Sanskrit Only)
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The original Sanskrit versions of Acharya Nagarjuna’s Suhrllekha and its commentary by Acharya Mahamati are not available till now. The Turks, who invaded India in the 11th and 12th centuries, not only burnt the biggest library at Nalanda University, but also destroyed most of the Buddhist literature. Fortunately, these two texts had been translated into Tibetan language in Tibet during the 8th century, where they became very popular and famous. Particularly, Suhrllekha was highly popular among householders and Government officials who were not well versed in deep philosophical studies. Therefore, all the Tibetan scholars from various traditional orders have written many commentaries and notes on this text. Only one Indian commentary by Acharya Mahamati is available in Tibetan translation.

Sun of Wisdom
By: Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso
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Teachings on the Noble Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way

A commentary on a classic text explaining the Buddhist teachings on the nature of appearance and emptiness.
The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way was written in the second century and is one of the most important works of Nagarjuna, the pioneering commentator on the Buddha’s teachings on the Madhyamika or Middle Way view. The subtle analyses presented in this treatise were closely studied and commented upon by many realized masters from the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Sunyatasaptatih with Auto Commentary, Sanskrit, Tibetan and Hindi
By: Nagarjuna
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Sunyatasaptatih with Auto Commentary, Sanskrit, Tibetan and Hindi
Tree of Wisdom
Tree of Wisdom (She Rab Dong Bu) (Tibetan text included)
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The She rab dong bu ཤེས་རབ་སྡོང་བུ།( Tree of Wisdom ) is a metrical translation in Tibetan of a sanscript ethical work entitled prajnya Danda, written by Nagarjuna who flourished in the fourth century of the Buddhist era ( about 100 B.C.) The version was made about the 11th century but the exact date is not known. It is included in the Ten Gyur section volume beginning at leaf 165. The Tibetan describes it as the second volume but I cannot say whether the remainder of the work has been preserved in Tibetan - the sanskrit original is apparently lost.
Tree of Wisdom
Tree of Wisdom
By: Nagarjuna / Dorji
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Commentary of Manners Called The Tree of Wisdom Composed by Saint Nagarjuna
"Sherab Dongbu", the tree of wisdom is the commentary of manners or moral maxim having 260 verses composed by Saint Nagarjuna (Goenpo Ludrub) in 100 BC. The original text was in Sanskrit known as "Prajna Danda" which was translated into Chhoekay (classical language) in the 11th century AD and included in the Tenjur (commentarial canon) in section "DO", volume "GO" beginning at 165 leaf. It is incredible that the Chhoekay version has been incorporated in the Tenjur because the original text in Sanskrit is no longer available and it is not known how the text was lost.
Uma Rigs Tshogs Drug
By: Nagarjuna
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u ma tsa rigs tshogs drug
Six root texts by Nagarjuna on Madhyamaka.
dU Ma rTsa Wa She Rab rTsa 'Grel bZhugs Root text by: Nagarjuna,
Uma Tsa Wa She Rab
By: Nagarjuna
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Vaidalyaprakarana: Refutation of Logic
By: Nagarjuna: Tola, tr.
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ZIB MO RNAM PAR HTHAG PA ZES BYA BAHI RAB TU BYED PA
The Vaidalyaprakarana belongs to the Madyamika school of Buddhist Philosophy and is attributed to Nagarjuna; it is an important treatise of polemical character directed against the Naiyayikas. Its aim is to demonstrate the logical impossibility of the existence of the Nyaya categories or padarthas as enumerated and dealt with in Gautama's Nyayasutra and Vatsyayana's Bhasya thereof. It belongs to the Indian philosophical tradition which did not admit the pramanas as valid means of knowledge and which thereby could be called the "agnostic tradition".
Verses from the Center
By: Batchelor, Stephen
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Verses from the Center is one of Buddhism's greatest reflections on the meaning of life, written by one of its most mysterious and legendary masters. Nagarjuna lived in India during the second century as a monk, meditator, and philosopher. Some believe he visited the mystical land of the Nagas to retrieve the Buddha’s hidden wisdom teachings. Others believe he achieved immortality and reemerged as a tantric saint in eigth-century India.