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Losely as possible to that of its earliest proponents Each verse is accompanied by concise lively exposition by the authors conveying the explanations of the Indian commentators The result is a translation that balances the demands for fidelity and accessibility.. This is an exceptional edition of a brilliant work of philosophy N g rjuna s style is extremely dense and cryptic so Siderits and Katsura include a running commentary of every verse of his poem which they base on the four surviving ancient commentaries of the work Their translation is rigorous consistent and fluent They explain all the complexities and subtleties of the argument clearly and concisely Best of all they manage to put N g rjuna in his original context explains how he engages with the other ancient schools of Buddhist thought while also relating his thinking to contemporary concerns N g rjuna was a sceptic of the best kind He holds that there is no fundamental nature of reality and that any attempt to describe or define one leads to narrow mindedness and suffering What makes him a true sceptic is this not only does he show that others views are fundamentally non real he shows that his own are too Someone who truely absorbs N g rjuna s thought would be immune to ideologyThere were moments in the argument that didn t speak to me And I must admit that the concept of information used in present day uantum theory undermines many of N g rjuna s arguments about the paradoxical nature of time and change But the best philosophy never really goes out of date And this is the best philosophy

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Nagarjunas Middle Way

Winner of the Khyenste Foundation Translation PrizeNagarjuna's renowned twenty seven chapter Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way Mulamadhyamakakarika is the foundational text of the Madhyamaka school of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy It is the definitive touchston. It is so important for one who takes up the onerous job of translating a text like this one of Nagarjuna to be not just familiar with the teachings but see the text as a one that provides insights to a seeker For that one must be a seeker oneself Only then can the words speak to us Nagarjuna s Mulamadhhyamakakarika is one of the defining books of philosophy Not just for Buddhism but for any seeker of truth in general It is so fascinating that someone could be so seized of truth and nothing but the truth and find so much to write about Mark and Shoryu have done a remarkable job in sticking to one thing What was said in sanskrit say the same in English Brilliant book Gives a direct insight into Nagarjuna s way of seeing Which in turn is supposed to tell us about what Buddha spoke No doubt this book inspired Gaudapada so much that he used uite a bit of these ways of arguments in his Karika on Mandukya Once again goes to show how Buddha and Shankara said the same thing The threshold they stood on appeared different This book will remain a boon in the hands of not just many Buddhists but so many who are eager to hit the truth Who care about true perception

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E presentation of the doctrine Nagarjunas Middle ePUB #192 of emptiness 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 c. absolutely top notch annotated translations You get not just the verses but the combined major commentaries in these verses Highly recommend to all interested in Buddhist philosophy


10 thoughts on “Nagarjunas Middle Way

  1. says:

    Translating a text like Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā MMK is no easy task especially since the Sanskrit text is itself often o

  2. says:

    It is so important for one who takes up the onerous job of translating a text like this one of Nagarjuna to be not just familiar with the teachings but see the text as a one that provides insights to a seeker For that one must be a seeker one

  3. says:

    Simply incredible A surgical approach to the middle way with easily accessible commentary I'll be working with this book for a long

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    Я долго к этому шел Превосходный учебник буддистской абстрактной логики и только для сильных духом Комментарии порой сильно затемняют смысл говоримого самим автором так что полезнее может оказаться только чтение собственно стихов Нагардж

  5. says:

    The Mulamadhyamakakarika is a foundational text of Mahayana Buddhism including the Mahayana branches of Tibetan Buddhism a

  6. says:

    absolutely top notch annotated translations You get not just the verses but the combined major commentaries in these verses Highly recommend to all interested in Buddhist philosophy

  7. says:

    A really good translation of Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika probably his most important work on Buddhist metaphysics Nagarjuna extended the idea of 'Shunyata' or 'Emptiness' of the Buddha to demonstrate that ul

  8. says:

    This is an exceptional edition of a brilliant work of philosophy Nāgārjuna’s style is extremely dense and cryptic so Siderits and Katsura include a running commentary of every verse of his poem which they base on the four surviving ancient commentaries of the work Their translation is rigorous consistent and fluent They explain all the complexities and subtleties of the argument clearly and concisely Best

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    The translators do an excellent job of presenting the Mulamadhyamakakarika in what could be close to its original context Eschewing their own 21st century commentary the translators instead summarize and present explanations of the verses from ancient Indian commentators I very much enjoyed this approach especially because the translators could have easily doubled or tripled the length of this text to include all sorts of comparative philos

  10. says:

    I must admit this was an abstruse read the first time I read it But was definitely worth reading again and again until understood A rapturous read for any sincere metaphysicsontology or Truth enthusiast Though after having read the book it feels rather weird to use words like enthusiast because it tends to give the impression of being a sour