The Adornment of the Middle Way
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- Shambhala Publications02/09/2010Pages: 464Size: 6 x 9ISBN: 9781590304198Details
In the Madhyamakalankara, Shantarakshita synthesized the views of Madhyamaka and Yogachara, the two great streams of Mahayana Buddhism. This was the last great philosophical development of Buddhist India.
In his brilliant and searching commentary, Mipham re-presented Shantarakshita to a world that had largely forgotten him, defending his position and showing how it should be understood in relation to the teaching of Chandrakirti. To do this, he subtly reassessed the Svatantrika-Prasangika distinction, thereby clarifying and rehabilitating Yogachara-Madhyamaka as a bridge whereby the highest philosophical view on the sutra level flows naturally into the view of tantra. Mipham’s commentary has with reason been described as one of the most profound examinations of Madhyamaka ever written.Extras
Looking for works by and about Nagarjuna? We have a Reader's Guide to over a dozen works. Come explore!RelatedCheck items to add to the cart orAuthor BioThe Padmakara Translation Group, based in France, has a distinguished reputation for its translations of Tibetan texts and teachings. Its work has been published in several languages and is renowned for its clear and accurate literary style.Jamgon Mipham (1846–1912), one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times, has had a dominant and vitalizing influence on the Nyingma School and beyond. He was an important member of the Rimé, or nonsectarian movement, which did much to strengthen and preserve the entire tradition. A scholar of outstanding brilliance and versatility, his translated works are eagerly anticipated by English-language readers.Shantarakshita, an eighth-century Indian prince, became abbot of the great Indian monastic university of Nalanda, was expert in philosophical disputation, and was universally admired for his intelligence and learning. He was invited by the king of Tibet, Trisongdetsen, to come and spread the Buddhist teachings in Tibet. He established the first monastery in Tibet, ordained the first monks, and inaugurated the tradition of translation of Indian texts.Praise
"Padmakara has again succeeded in presenting a difficult original text in an accessible and accurate translation." —BuddhadharmaSelected Reader Reviews