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Verses from the Center

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Verses from the Center by Stephen Batchelor
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Jul 01, 2001 | 208 Pages
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“A Buddhist scholar and former monk, Stephen Batchelor is well known to American readers as the author of the bestselling Buddhism Without Beliefs. Now comes Verses from the Center, his vision of the poetic legacy of Nagarjuna, a visionary monk who lived in India in the second century and who is, Batchelor writes, ‘arguably the most important figure in Buddhism after the Buddha himself.’…In addition to providing useful guidance to the key philosophical concepts, Batchelor’s introduction also delves into the colorful strata of myth and legend surrounding the man and his work, and traces the historical traditions of centrist thought all the way from Nagarjuna’s Chinese contemporary, Laotzu, to the English Romantic poet John Keats….This is a book about wisdom, not understanding; it invites us to acknowledge paradox with equanimity, and to dwell without question among the questions that it poses.”—Los Angeles Times

Table Of Contents

Preface

Intuitions of the Sublime

Verses from the Center
Walking
Seeing
Body
Space
Addiction
Birth
Actors
Already
Fire
Before
Anguish
Change
Connection
Essence
Life
Acts
Self
Time
Disappearance
Buddhanature
Awakening
Nirvana
Contingency
Opinion

Afterword
Appendix
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography

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