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Introduction To The Middle Way

Author : Chandrakirti
ISBN : 0834824485
Genre : Religion
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Introduction to the Middle Way presents an adventure into the heart of Buddhist wisdom through the Madhyamika, or "middle way," teachings, which are designed to take the ordinary intellect to the limit of its powers and then show that there is more. 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.

Introduction To The Middle Way

Author : Candrakīrti
ISBN : 1590300092
Genre : Religion
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Introduction to the Middle Way combines the timeless devotional-scholarly poetry of the seventh-century Indian master Chandrakirti with the illuminating commentary by Jamg n Mipham, a revered Tibetan Buddhist master of the nineteenth century. Chandrakirti is one of several Indian thinkers whose treatises were brought to Tibet and whose realized teachings about the nature of the mind are the foundation of Tibetan Buddhist thought. His text, the Madhyamakavatara, is a masterpiece of the Madhyamaka ("Middle Way") school of Mahayana Buddhism. Mipham's commentary on it, presented in thorough outline form, offers a point-by-point explanation of Chandrakirti's meaning.

Introduction To The Middle Way

Author : Candrakīrti
ISBN : UOM:39015055884228
Genre : Philosophy
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Collects devotional and philosophical poetry by the seventh-century master, complemented by commentary by a revered nineteenth-century Tibetian Buddhist, in a treatise on the concept of emptiness of self.

Lucid Exposition Of The Middle Way

Author : Mervyn Sprung
ISBN : 9781135029258
Genre : Reference
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Originally published in 1979. The Prasannapada is the explanation of the versed aphorisms of Nagarjuna which are the first and basic statement of the Buddhist philosophy of the middle way. When first published, this volume was the first attempt, in any European language, to present all the essentials of this most radical of Buddhist philosophical works. Seventeen of its twenty-seven chapters have been chosen to give an integrated statement of every aspect of its arguments and conclusions.

The Middle Way

Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
ISBN : 9780861715527
Genre : Philosophy
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An accessibly priced, concise presentation of the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual leader shares comprehensive coverage of Nagarjuna's teachings, the Buddhist view, and the practice of compassion.

Introduction To The Nature Evolution And Achievement Of The Middle Way Policy

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ISBN : OCLC:832341251
Genre : China
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Thinking Medieval

Author : M. Bull
ISBN : 9780230501577
Genre : History
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This book is aimed at students coming to the study of western European medieval history for the first time, and also graduate students on interdisciplinary medieval studies programmes. It examines the place of the Middle Ages in modern popular culture, exploring the roots of the stereotypes that appear in films, on television and in the press, and asking why they remain so persistent. The book also asks whether 'medieval' is indeed a useful category in terms of historical periodization. It investigates some of the particular challenges posed by medieval sources and the ways in which they have survived. And it concludes with an exploration of the relevance of medieval history in today's world.

The Emptiness Of Emptiness

Author : C. W. Huntington
ISBN : 0824817125
Genre : Religion
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A study and a translation of The Entry into the Middle Way, a philosophical and religious text composed in India during the first half of the 7th c. by a Buddhist monk. Huntington explores what meaning the treatise might have for people today. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Ontology Of The Middle Way

Author : P. Fenner
ISBN : 9789400905474
Genre : Philosophy
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This study is mainly the outcome of work completed as a Ph.D. thesis at the University of Queensland. However, it has been revised in many ways since its preparation in dissertation form. Many people have contributed to the study and I am concerned that I may fail to mention everyone who has assisted me. My first introduction to The Introduction to the Middle Way (Madhyamakavatara) came through a course I attended at a Buddhist Centre in Queensland called Chenrezig Institute. The course was given by Ven. Geshe Loden, originally of Sera Monastery in India, and was translated by Ven. Zasep Tulku. Besides participating in this course I also attended a number of other courses on Madhyamika presented by these and other lamas in Australia and in Nepal. I was also fortunate to spend a semester at the University of Wisconsin - Madison studying with Professor Geshe Lhundup Sopa. At different times I had the opportunity to discuss, in person or through correspondence, aspects of the study with a number of leading scholars. Professors J.W. de Jong, Robert Thurman, Jeffrey Hopkins and Paul Williams gave freely of their expertise although in some cases I know that I was unable to take full advantage of their suggestions. Special mention and thanks go Professor Fred Streng who supported the study and gave most graciously of his time. In Australia I would like to thank my advisers at the University of Queensland, Drs. Ross Reat, Arvind Sharma and Richard Hutch.

The Root Stanzas Of The Middle Way

Author : Nagarjuna
ISBN : 9780834840294
Genre : Religion
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This volume presents a new English translation of the founding text of the Madhyamaka (Middle Way) school of Mahayana Buddhism, Nagarjuna’s Root Stanzas of the Middle Way, and includes the Tibetan version of the text. The Root Stanzas holds an honored place in all branches of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as in the Buddhist traditions found in China, Japan, and Korea, because of the way it develops the seminal view of emptiness (shunyata), which is crucial to understanding Mahayana Buddhism and central to its practice. It is prized for its pithy and pointed arguments that show that things lack intrinsic being and thus are "empty" (shunya). They abide in the Middle Way, free from the extremes of permanence and annihilation.

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