The Root Stanzas of the Middle Way

The Mulamadhyamakakarika

By Nagarjuna
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group

$29.95
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9781611803426
Extras


This book is on one of the main texts studied in shedras throughout Tibet. Interested in the others? Enjoy our Reader's Guide on the thirteen core texts.
Nagarjuna
Looking for works by and about Nagarjuna?  We have a Reader's Guide to over a dozen works.  Come explore!  

- Hardcover
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Shambhala Publications
05/20/2016
Pages: 200
Size: 5.375 x 8.5
ISBN: 9781611803426
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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.
Extras


This book is on one of the main texts studied in shedras throughout Tibet. Interested in the others? Enjoy our Reader's Guide on the thirteen core texts.
Nagarjuna
Looking for works by and about Nagarjuna?  We have a Reader's Guide to over a dozen works.  Come explore!