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Nāgārjuna active 2nd century

Works: 789 works in 1,562 publications in 6 languages and 18,958 library holdings
Genres: Personal correspondence  Records and correspondence  Commentaries  Sacred books  Trivia and miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other, Dubious author, Editor, Translator, Creator
Classifications: BQ2792.E5, 294.385
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Most widely held works by Nāgārjuna
The fundamental wisdom of the middle way : Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā by Nāgārjuna( )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buddhist saint Nagarjuna, who lived in South India in approximately the second century CE, is undoubtedly the most important, influential, and widely studied Mahayana Buddhist philosopher. His many works include texts addressed to lay audiences, letters of advice to kings, and a set of penetrating metaphysical and epistemological treatises. His greatest philosophical work, the Mulamadhyamikakarika--read and studied by philosophers in all major Buddhist schools of Tibet, China, Japan, and Korea--is one of the most influential works in the history of Indian philosophy. Now, in The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, Jay L. Garfield provides a clear and and eminently readable translation of Nagarjuna's seminal work, offering those with little of no prior knowledge of Buddhist philosophy a view into the profound logic of the Mulamadhyamikakarika. Garfield presents a superb translation of the Tibetan text of Mulamadhyamikakarika in its entirety, and a commentary reflecting the Tibetan tradition through which Nagarjuna's philosophical influence has largely been transmitted. Illuminating the systematic character of Nagarjuna's reasoning, Garfield shows how Nagarjuna develops his doctrine that all phenomena are empty of inherent existence, that is, than nothing exists substantially or independently. Despite lacking any essence, he argues, phenomena nonetheless exist conventionally, and that indeed conventional existence and ultimate emptiness are in fact the same thing. This represents the radical understanding of the Buddhist doctrine of the two truths, or two levels of reality. He offers a verse-by-verse commentary that explains Nagarjuna's positions and arguments in the language of Western metaphysics and epistemology, and connects Nagarjuna's concerns to those of Western philosophers such as Sextus, Hume, and Wittgenstein. An accessible translation of the foundational text for all Mahayana Buddhism, The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way offers insight to all those interested in the nature of reality
The philosophy of the middle way = Mūlamadhyamakakārikā by Nāgārjuna( )

22 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddhist canonical text; critically edition
The precious garland and the song of the four mindfulnesses by Nāgārjuna( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 291 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
Verses from the center : a Buddhist vision of the sublime by Nāgārjuna( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author brings his unique qualifications as a former monk and as a translator to the Buddha's vision of life. He makes available the most important reflections written on the experience of the sublime. This is a book that will forever change the way we see the everyday world, and even our very existence
The Buddhism of Tibet by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike most books by the Dalai Lama which are edited compilations of talks that he has given, this book consists of two texts that he himself wrote and two that he chose--all especially aimed at helping Western readers become better grounded in Buddhism
Golden zephyr by Nāgārjuna( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 243 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
Nāgārjuna's Twelve gate treatise : translated, with introductory essays, comments, and notes by Nāgārjuna( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nāgārjuna's Middle way : Mūlamadhyamakākarikā by Nāgārjuna( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nagarjuna's renowned twentyseven-chapter Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamakakarika), the definitive, touchstone presentation of the doctrine of emptiness, is the foundational text of the Madhyamaka school of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. 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 closely as possible to that of its earliest proponents. Each verse is accompanied by concise, lively exposition by the authors conveying
Nāgārjuna : a translation of his Mūlamadhyamakakārikā by Nāgārjuna( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master of wisdom : writings of the Buddhist Master Nāgārjuna by Nāgārjuna( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Reason Sixty is the most concise philosophical work by the second-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna. It is one of that master's works most often cited by Centrist (Madhyamaka) commentators, and it is included in the Sixfold Canon of Reason (rigs tshogs drug) which forms the textual basis for Centrist studies in the Tibetan philosophical curriculum. Standing midway between his other masterpieces on philosophy and religion, in the Reason Sixty Nagarjuna describes the central thrust of his therapeutic philosophy of language - the elimination of cognitive bias and affective resistances to the gradual cultivation of nondualistic wisdom and compassion." "The seventh-century Centrist master Chandrakirti, concerned with applying his language therapeutic method to define the social epistemology of Centrism, likewise links the critical hermeneutic-pedagogy and the practical therapeutic-anthropology of his other works in his acclaimed Reason Sixty Commentary." "Includes detailed introductory essays, annotated translations, critical Tibetan editions, trilingual glossary, intellectual-historical and biographical tables, bibliography, and index."--BOOK JACKET
Buddhist advice for living & liberation : Nāgārjuna's precious garland by Nāgārjuna( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 122 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
Mūlamadhyamakakārikāḥ by Nāgārjuna( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verse work on the basic tenets of the Mādhyamika school in Buddhist philosophy
The dialectical method of Nāgārjuna : Vigrahavyāvartanī by Nāgārjuna( Book )

12 editions published between 1900 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nāgārjuna's letter to King Gautamīputra : with explanatory notes based on Tibetan commentaries by Nāgārjuna( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical autocommentary on Vaidalyasūtra of Nāgārjuna, treatise on Mādhyamika Buddhist philosophy
Nāgārjuna, a translation of his Mūlamadhyamakakārikā with an introductory essay by Nāgārjuna( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text with English translation on the basic tenets of the Madhyamika school in Buddhist philosophy
The Root Stanzas of the Middle Way : the Mulamadhyamakakarika by Nāgārjuna( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Le traité de la grande vertu de sagesse. Mahāprajňāpāramitāśāstra by Nāgārjuna( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in French and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The fundamental wisdom of the middle way : Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā
The dispeller of disputes : Nāgārjuna's VigrahavyāvartanīVerses from the center : a Buddhist vision of the sublimeThe Buddhism of TibetGolden zephyrNāgārjuna's Twelve gate treatise : translated, with introductory essays, comments, and notesNāgārjuna's Reason sixty with Chandrakīrti's Reason sixty commentaryBuddhist advice for living & liberation : Nāgārjuna's precious garlandThe dialectical method of Nāgārjuna : Vigrahavyāvartanī
Alternative Names
Ācārya Nāgārjun

Ācārya Nāgārjuna

Ācārya Nāgārjuna 2nd cent

Ācārya Nāgārjuna active 2nd century

Ācārya Nāgārjuna ca. 2. Jh

Ācārya Nāgārjuna philosophe

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 ca. 150-250

Klu-sgrub ca. 2. Jh.

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

Klu-sgrub ca. 2. Jh Slob dpon

Klu-sgrub Phags-pa

Klu-sgrub, ʼPhags-pa 2nd cent

Klu-sgrub, ʼPhags-pa active 2nd century

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

Klu-sgrub philosophe

Klu-sgrub Slob dpon ca. 2. Jh.

Long shu.

Long shu philosophe

Long shu pu sa

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., 150-250

Longshu 2nd cent

Longshu active 2nd century

Longshu ca. 150-250

Longshu philosophe

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-pai-pa


Lu-Trub 2nd cent

Lu-Trub active 2nd century

Lu-trub ca. 150-250

Lu-trub ca. 2. Jh.

Lung-Cheng, active 2nd century


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.

N ̄ag ̄arujuna


Naagaarjuna philosophe


Nagardschuna ca. 2. Jh.



Nagardzhuna 2nd cent

Nagardzhuna active 2nd century

Nagardzhuna ca. 2. Jh.



Nagardžuna ca. 150-250

Nāgārdžuna India filosoof




Nāgārjuna, 150-250

Nāgārjuna 2nd cent

Nagarjuna, Acarya ca. 150-250

Nagarjuna, Acharya

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 filozof indian

Nagarjuna Indiaas chirurg (150-250)

Nagarjuna Indiaas filosoof (150-250)

Nagarjuna Indian philosopher

Nāgārjuna monaco buddhista indiano

Nāgārjuna philosophe bouddhiste indien

Nagarjuna Saint ca. 2. Jh.


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 2nd cent

Ryūju active 2nd century

Ryūju ca. 150-250

Ryuju ca. 2. Jh.

Ryūju philosophe


Seija Ryuju

Shengzhe, Longshuben, 150-250

Shengzhelongshu, 150-250

Shi, Longshu., 150-250

Slob-dpon Klu-sgrub

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.

Vphags-pa-klu-sgrub ca. 2. Jh.

Yong-su ca. 2. Jh.


Yongsu 2nd cent

Yongsu active 2nd century



Нагарджуна ca. 150-250

Нагарджуна атаҡлы һинд аҡыл эйәһе, Мадхъямаки будда мәктәбенә нигеҙ һалған һәм Махаяна буддизмында башлап барған фигура. Буддизмдың 84 махасиддхы (иң юғары һәләткә эйә булған кеше) иҫәбенә инә.



Нагарђуна Индијски филозоф

נאגארדזשונע אינדישער פילאסאף


נגרג'ונה, 2nd. cent.

נגרג'ונה, המאה ה-2

נגרג'ונה פילוסוף הודי


ناجارجونا فيلسوف هندي

ناگارجونه جراح، نویسنده، و فیلسوف هندی

आचार्य नागार्जुन

आचार्य नागार्जुन philosophe


नागार्जुन philosophe


নাগার্জুন ভারতীয় দার্শনিক

ਨਾਗਾਰਜੁਨ (ਦਾਰਸ਼ਨਿਕ)

નાગાર્જુન ભારતીય ફીલોસોફર



నాగార్జునుడు ప్రముఖ బౌద్ధ తత్వవేత్త









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 150-250

龙树 2nd cent

龙树 active 2nd century

龙树 ca. 150-250

龍樹 philosophe

龍樹 印度嘅佛教僧人,大乘佛教嘅論師

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

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