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Feb 08, 2005
| ISBN 9781590300091
Feb 08, 2005
| ISBN 9780834824485
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Feb 08, 2005 | ISBN 9781590300091
Feb 08, 2005 | ISBN 9780834824485
An adventure into the heart of Buddhist wisdom through the Madhyamika—or Middle Way—teachings This book includes a verse translation of the Madhyamakavatara by the renowned seventh-century Indian master Chandrakirti, an extremely influential text of Mahayana Buddhism, followed by an exhaustive logical explanation of its meaning by the modern Tibetan master Jamgön Mipham, composed approximately twelve centuries later. Chandrakirti’s work is an introduction to the Madhyamika teachings of Nagarjuna, which are themselves a systematization of the Prajnaparamita, or “Perfection of Wisdom” literature, the sutras on the crucial but elusive concept of emptiness. Chandrakirti’s work has been accepted throughout Tibetan Buddhism as the highest expression of the Buddhist view on the sutra level. With Jamgön Mipham’s commentary, it is a definitive presentation of the wisdom of emptiness, a central theme of Buddhist teachings. This book is a core study text for both academic students and practitioners of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.
"For the ‘hands-on’ Madhyamaka practitioner, this translation of Chandrakirti’s Introduction with Mipham’s commentary is like a well-stocked tool box, complete with detailed instructions for use."— Buddhadharma
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