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Nāgārjuna active 2nd century

Works: 711 works in 1,764 publications in 12 languages and 18,520 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Commentaries  Sacred books  Terminology  Biography  Terms and phrases  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Attributed name, Translator, Dubious author, Commentator
Classifications: BQ2792.E5, 294.385
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Most widely held works by Nāgārjuna
The philosophy of the middle way = Mūlamadhyamakakārikā by Nāgārjuna( Book )

98 editions published between 1903 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verse work on the basic tenets of the Mādhyamika school in Buddhist philosophy
The fundamental wisdom of the middle way : Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā by Nāgārjuna( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is not a standard translation of Mulamadhyamakakarika. Translator Nishijima Roshi believes that the original translation from Chinese into Sanskrit by the Ven. Kumarajiva (circa 400 C.E.) was faulty and that Kumarajiva's interpretation has influenced every other translation since. Avoiding reference to any other translations or commentaries, Nishijima Roshi has translated the entire text anew. This edition is, therefore, like no other. An expert in the philosophical works of Dogen Zenji (1200-1254 CE), Nishijima says in his introduction, "My own thoughts regarding Buddhism rely solely upon what Master Dogen wrote about the philosophy. So when reading the Mulamadhyamakakarika it is impossible for me not to be influenced by Master Dogen's Buddhist ideas." Thus this book is heavily and unabashedly influenced by the work of Master Dogen. Working with Brad Warner, Nishijima has produced a highly readable and eminently practical translation and commentary intended to be most useful to those engaged in meditation practice. The Mulamadhyamakakarika (MMK) was written by Master Nagarjuna, an Indian Buddhist philosopher of the second century. Mahayana Buddhism had arrived at its golden age and Nagarjuna was considered its highest authority. The MMK is revered as the most conclusive of his several Buddhist works. Its extraordinarily precise and simple expression suggests that it was written when Master Nagarjuna was mature in his Buddhist practice and research."--Publisher's website
The precious garland and the song of the four mindfulnesses by Nāgārjuna( Book )

16 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden zephyr by Nāgārjuna( Book )

51 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna (1st - 2nd century A.D.) wrote his celebrated poem Letter to a Friend as a letter of advice to a South Indian king, and it has since become a monument in the Indian shastra tradition. Despite its short length (only 123 verses), it covers the whole Mahayana path, combining a practical approach to daily conduct with a theoretical exposition of the different stages leading to enlightenment. It has thus been an ideal source for many of Tibet's great scholars seeking a scriptural authority to enhance their own descriptions of the Buddhist path." "In addition to the commentary, this book presents the original poem in the Tibetan and in a new English translation that attempts to emulate Nagarjuna's lines of metric verse. Also included are Kangyur Rinpoche's structural outline (sa bchad), a Tibetan line index to enable students to locate quotations used in other Tibetan works, and full notes and glossary."--Jacket
The Buddhism of Tibet by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verses from the center : a Buddhist vision of the sublime by Nāgārjuna( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The understanding of the nature of reality is the insight upon which the Buddha was able to achieve his own enlightenment. This vision of the sublime is the source of all that is enigmatic and paradoxical about Buddhism. In Verses from the Center, Stephen Batchelor explores the history of this concept and provides readers with translations of the most important poems ever written on the subject, the poems of 2nd century philosopher Nagarjuna
Nāgārjuna : a translation of his Mūlamadhyamakakārikā by Nāgārjuna( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text with English translation on the basic tenets of the Madhyamika school in Buddhist philosophy
Nāgārjuna's Twelve gate treatise : translated, with introductory essays, comments, and notes by Nāgārjuna( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dispeller of disputes : Nāgārjuna's Vigrahavyāvartanī by Nāgārjuna( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani is an essential work of Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophical literature. Written in an accessible question-and-answer style, it contains Nagarjuna's replies to criticisms of his philosophy of the "Middle Way." The Vigrahavyavartani has been widely cited both in canonical literature and in recent scholarship; it has remained a central text in India, Tibet, China, and Japan, and has attracted the interest of greater and greater numbers of Western readers. In The Dispeller of Disputes, Jan Westerhoff offers a clear new translation of the Vigrahavyavartani, taking current philological research and all available editions into account, and adding his own insightful philosophical commentary on the text. Crucial manuscript material has been discovered since the earlier translations were written, and Westerhoff draws on this material to produce a study reflecting the most up-to-date research on this text. In his nuanced and incisive commentary, he explains Nagarjuna's arguments, grounds them in historical and textual scholarship, and explicitly connects them to contemporary philosophical concerns."--Publisher's website
Master of wisdom : writings of the Buddhist Master Nāgārjuna by Nāgārjuna( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and Multiple languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist advice for living & liberation : Nāgārjuna's precious garland by Nāgārjuna( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nagarjuna is renowned for his penetrating analysis of reality. In the Precious Garland he offers intimate counsel on how to conduct one's life and how to construct social policies that reflect Buddhist ideals."--BOOK JACKET. "The book includes a detailed analysis of attachment to sensual objects as a preparation for realization of the profound truth that, when realized, makes attachment possible."--Jacket
Le traité de la grande vertu de sagesse. Mahāprajňāpāramitāśāstra by Nāgārjuna( Book )

33 editions published between 1944 and 1981 in French and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nāgārjuna's Reason sixty with Chandrakīrti's Reason sixty commentary by Nāgārjuna( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dialectical method of Nāgārjuna : Vigrahavyāvartanī by Nāgārjuna( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and Sanskrit and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da zhi du lun by Nāgārjuna( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

< da zhi du lun>,Huo cheng< mo he ban ruo shi lun>,Lüe cheng< zhi lun>,< da lun>,< shi lun> deng,Shi chan shi da ban ruo bo luo mi duo jing de tong lun.Ben shu chan fa le da cheng kong zong zui ji ben de li lun ji qi gai nian,Dian ding le zhong guo fo jiao kong zong ge pai de si xiang ji chu
Nāgārjuna's refutation of logic (Nyāya) = Vaidalyaprakaraṇa = Źib mo rnam par ḥthag pa źes bya baḥi rab tu byed pa : edition of the Tibetan text, English translation and commentary, with introduction and notes by Nāgārjuna( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical autocommentary on Vaidalyasūtra of Nāgārjuna, treatise on Mādhyamika Buddhist philosophy
The Dharma-samgraha by Nāgārjuna( Book )

16 editions published between 1885 and 1999 in Sanskrit and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical work comprising classified list of technical terms used in Buddhist philosophy
Die Philosophie der Leere : Nāgārjunas Mūlamadhyamaka-Kārikās : Übersetzung des buddhistischen Basistextes mit kommentierenden Einführungen by Nāgārjuna( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nagarjuniana : studies in the writings and philosophy of Nāgārjuna by Chr Lindtner( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Nāgārjuna's Sanskrit works and the Tibetan renditions
Emptiness : a study in religious meaning by Frederick J Streng( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The fundamental wisdom of the middle way : Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā
Alternative Names
Ācārya Nāgārjuna

Ācārya Nāgārjuna 01..?-01..? philosophe

Ācārya Nāgārjuna 2nd cent

Ācārya Nāgārjuna active 2nd century

Ācārya Nāgārjuna ca. 2. Jh

Ārya Nāgārjuna 2nd cent

Ārya Nāgārjuna active 2nd century

Bồ Tát Long Thọ 2nd cent

Bồ Tát Long Thọ active 2nd century

Dpal mgon 'phags pa klu sgrub ca. 150-250

kLu sgrub

Klu-sgrub 01..?-01..? philosophe

Klu-sgrub ca. 150-250

Klu-sgrub ca. 2. Jh

Klu-sgrub ca. 2. Jh 'Phags-pa

Klu-sgrub ca. 2. Jh Slob dpon

Klu-sgrub, ʾPhags-pa

Klu-sgrub, ʼPhags-pa 2nd cent

Klu-sgrub, ʼPhags-pa active 2nd century

Long shu 01..?-01..? philosophe

Long Thọ Đại Sĩ 2nd cent

Long Thọ Đại Sĩ active 2nd century

Long Thụ

Longmeng, 150-250

Longmeng 2nd cent

Longmeng active 2nd century

Longmeng ca. 150-250

Longmengpusa, 150-250

Longsheng, 150-250

Longsheng 2nd cent

Longsheng active 2nd century

Longsheng ca. 150-250


Longshu 01..?-01..? philosophe

Longshu., 150-250

Longshu 2nd cent

Longshu active 2nd century

Longshu ca. 150-250

Longshu Pusa

Longshu Pusa ca. 150-250

Longshuben, 150-250

Longshupusa, 150-250

Lu-chu ca. 2. Jh

Lu-chu, Pan-kung-pʻa-pa 2nd cent

Lu-chu, Pan-kung-pʻa-pa active 2nd century

Lu-chu, Pan-kung-p'ai-pa


Lu-Trub 2nd cent

Lu-Trub active 2nd century

Lu-trub ca. 150-250

Lu-trub ca. 2. Jh

Lung-hu 2nd cent

Lung-hu active 2nd century

Lung-hu ca. 2. Jh

Lung-meng 2nd cent

Lung-meng active 2nd century

Lung-meng ca. 2. Jh

Lung-sheng 2nd cent

Lung-sheng active 2nd century

Lung-sheng ca. 2. Jh

Lung-shu 2nd cent

Lung-shu active 2nd century

Lung-shu ca. 2. Jh

Lung-shu-p'u-sa., 150-250

Luzhu, Bangongpaba 2nd cent

Luzhu, Bangongpaba active 2nd century

Luzhu ca. 2. Jh


Naagaarjuna 01..?-01..? philosophe


Nagardschuna ca. 2. Jh


Nagardzhuna 2nd cent

Nagardzhuna active 2nd century

Nagardzhuna ca. 2. Jh



Nagardžuna ca. 150-250


Nāgārjuna, 150-250

Nāgārjuna 2nd cent

Nagarjuna, Acarya ca. 150-250

Nagarjuna, Acharya ca. 150-250

Nāgārjuna active 2nd century

Nāgārjuna, Ārya ca. 2. Jh

Nagarjuna Begründer der Shûnyavâda-Schule innerhalb des Mahayana-Buddhismus

Nagarjuna ca. 2. Jh

Nagarjuna ca. 2. Jh Saint

Nagarjuna činný 2. století

Nagarjuna filòsof indi

Nāgārjuna filósofo indio

Nagarjuna Indiaas chirurg (150-250)

Nagarjuna Indiaas filosoof (150-250)

Nagarjuna Indian philosopher

Nāgārjuna monaco buddhista indiano

Nāgārjuna philosophe bouddhiste indien


Nagarzhuna 2nd cent

Nagarzhuna active 2nd century

Nākhānchun 2nd cent

Nākhānchun active 2nd century

Nakhanchun ca. 2. Jh

Nākhānrachun 2nd cent

Nākhānrachun active 2nd century

Nakhanrachun ca. 2. Jh

Nākhārachun 2nd cent

Nākhārachun active 2nd century

Nakharachun ca. 2. Jh

Naqieashunna, 150-250

Naqieazhoutuona, 150-250

Naqieelashuna, 150-250

Naqieheshuna, 150-250

Naqieyilichunna, 150-250

Nayarjuna ca. 150-250

Nayavjuna ca. 150-250

ʾPhags-pa Klu-sgrub

ʼPhags-pa Klu-sgrub 2nd cent

ʼPhags-pa Klu-sgrub active 2nd century

'Phags pa klu sgrub ca. 150-250

'Phags-pa Klu-sgrub ca. 2. Jh


Ryūju 01..?-01..? philosophe

Ryūju 2nd cent

Ryūju active 2nd century

Ryūju ca. 150-250

Ryuju ca. 2. Jh


Seija Ryuju

Shengzhe, Longshuben, 150-250

Shengzhelongshu, 150-250

Shi, Longshu., 150-250

Slob-dpon Klu-sgrub 2nd cent

Slob-dpon Klu-sgrub active 2nd century

Slob dpon klu sgrub ca. 150-250

Slob-dpon Klu-sgrub ca. 2. Jh

Yong-su ca. 2. Jh

Yongsu 2nd cent

Yongsu active 2nd century



Нагарджуна ca. 150-250




נגרג'ונה פילוסוף הודי


ناجارجونا فيلسوف هندي

ناگارجونه جراح، نویسنده، و فیلسوف هندی

आचार्य नागार्जुन

आचार्य नागार्जुन 01..?-01..? philosophe


नागार्जुन 01..?-01..? philosophe


নাগার্জুন ভারতীয় দার্শনিক

ਨਾਗਾਰਜੁਨ (ਦਾਰਸ਼ਨਿਕ)









용수 2nd cent

용수 active 2nd century

セイジャ リュウジュ





聖者龍樹, 150-250

聖者龍樹本, 150-250

龍勝, 150-250

龙胜 2nd cent

龙胜 active 2nd century

龙胜 ca. 150-250


龍樹 01..?-01..? philosophe

龍樹 150-250

龙树 2nd cent

龙树 active 2nd century

龙树 ca. 150-250

龍樹本, 150-250


龍樹菩薩, 150-250

龙树菩萨 ca. 150-250

龍樹菩薩 ca. 2. Jh


龍猛, 150-250

龙猛 2nd cent

龙猛 active 2nd century

龙猛 ca. 150-250

龍猛菩薩, 150-250

那伽阿周陀那, 150-250

那伽阿順那, 150-250

那伽夷離淳那, 150-250

那伽曷樹那, 150-250

那伽閼剌樹那, 150-250

魯珠, 班贡帕巴 2nd cent

魯珠, 班贡帕巴 active 2nd century

Golden zephyrThe Buddhism of TibetVerses from the center : a Buddhist vision of the sublimeNāgārjuna's Twelve gate treatise : translated, with introductory essays, comments, and notesThe dispeller of disputes : Nāgārjuna's VigrahavyāvartanīBuddhist advice for living & liberation : Nāgārjuna's precious garlandLe traité de la grande vertu de sagesse. MahāprajňāpāramitāśāstraNāgārjuna's Reason sixty with Chandrakīrti's Reason sixty commentaryThe dialectical method of Nāgārjuna : Vigrahavyāvartanī