Nagarjuna, A Translation of his Mulamadhyamakakarika, with an Introductory Essayby Nagarjuna / Inada, tr.
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's Verses on the Great Vehicle and the Heart of Dependent Origination by R. Jamieson
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's philosophy: as presented in the Maha-prajnaparamita-sastra by K. Venkata Ramanan
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.
NAGARJUNA'S SEVENTY STANZAS: A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness by David Ross Komito, comm. on Nagarjuna's text by Geshe Sonam Rinchen, trans. by Tenzin Dorjee & 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 on it from the Prasangika viewpoint by Geshe Sonam Rinchen. David Komito summarizes basic Buddhist doctrines 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. This book will interest Buddhist practitioners and scholars and psychologists who seek a deeper understanding of Buddhist psychology and epistemology.
THE NATURE OF THINGS: Emptiness and Essence in the Geluk World by William Magee
Nature (Tib. rang bzhin, Skt..svabhava or prakrti ) is a topic in many Indian and Tibetan philosophical texts although its meaning varies considerably in both Hindu and Buddhist scriptures.
The discussion of nature pursued in this book begins with Nagarjuna (first century), founder of the Middle Way School, who refuted a fabricated nature in his Treatise on the Middle. In that seminal text he puts forth the three basic criteria for nature: it must be something that is non-fabricated, independent, and immutable. Nagarjuna does not explain whether he is speaking of an existent nature, but Candrakirti (sixth century), considered by many to be the founder of the Consequence School, explicitly identifies the triply-qualified nature as emptiness, the reality nature.
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.
THE ORNAMENT OF THE MIDDLE WAY: A Study of the Madhyamaka Thought of Shantarakshita by Shantarakshita, James Blumenthal Tr.
Shantarakshita's The Ornament of the Middle Way is among the most important Mahayana Buddhist philosophical treatises to emerge on the Indian subcontinent. In many respects it represents the culmination of more than 1,300 years of philosophical dialogue and inquiry since the time of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni. Shantarakshita set forth the foundation of a syncretic approach to contemporary ideas by synthesizing the three major trends in Indian Buddhist thought at the time (the Madhyamaka thought of Nagarjuna, the Yogachara thought of Asanga, and the logical and epistemological thought of Dharmakirti) into one consistent and coherent system.
STUDIES IN THE MIDDLE WAY: Being Thoughts on Buddhism Applied by Christmas Humphreys
This work sets out to emphasize the inner life as a constant moving on and the mover as a pilgrim travelling along an ancient Way. This Way to ultimate Reality was called by Gautama the Buddha the Middle Way, the path between the introverted life of contemplation and the extrovert life of action in the world of men. Whilst this book as a whole is of no one school of Buddhism, it aims towards an understanding and also an application of Buddhist principles in Western Society, and a means whereby that Way may be traversed.
MULAMADHYAMAKAKARIKA OF NAGARJUNA: The Philosophy of the Middle Way by David J. Kalupahana
This completely new translation of Nagarjuna's major work is accompanied by a detailed annotation of each verse, identifying the metaphysical theories of the scholastics criticized, and tracing the source material back to the early discourses of the Buddha.