Introduction to the Middle Way : Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara with Commentary by Ju Mipham
Overview - 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. Read more...
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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 Jamg n 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 Jamg n 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.
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- ISBN-13: 9781590300091
- ISBN-10: 1590300092
- Publisher: Shambhala
- Publish Date: February 2005
- Page Count: 432
- Dimensions: 9.06 x 6.06 x 1.15 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.24 pounds