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Nāgārjuna active 2nd century

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Works: 651 works in 1,302 publications in 4 languages and 18,033 library holdings
Genres: Personal correspondence  Terminology  Terms and phrases  Commentaries  Academic theses  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dubious author, Attributed name, Other, Commentator, Translator
Classifications: BQ2792.E5, 294.385
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The fundamental wisdom of the middle way : Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā by Nāgārjuna( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 2,093 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( )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 327 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
The Buddhism of Tibet by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 301 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
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 285 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
Nāgārjuna's Middle way : Mūlamadhyamakākarikā by Nāgārjuna( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 206 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's Twelve gate treatise : translated, with introductory essays, comments, and notes by Nāgārjuna( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden zephyr by Nāgārjuna( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nāgārjuna : a translation of his Mūlamadhyamakakārikā by Nāgārjuna( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 181 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."--Jacket
Master of wisdom : writings of the Buddhist Master Nāgārjuna by Nāgārjuna( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 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
The precious garland and the song of the four mindfulnesses by Nāgārjuna( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dharma-samgraha by Nāgārjuna( Book )

15 editions published between 1885 and 1999 in Sanskrit and English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical work comprising classified list of technical terms used in Buddhist philosophy
Crushing the categories (Vaidalyaprakaraṇa) by Nāgārjuna( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare glimpse of the sophisticated philosophical exchange between Buddhist and non-Buddhist schools at an early stage. The Vaidalyaprakaranaprovides a rare glimpse of the sophisticated philosophical exchange between Buddhist and non-Buddhist schools at an early stage and will be of interest to scholars of Buddhist thought, classical Indian Philosophy, and the history of Asian thought. Belonging to a set of Nagarjuna's philosophical works known as theyukti-corpus, theVaidalyaprakaranais noteworthy for its close engagement with the Hindu philosophers. It refutes the sixteen categories of the Nyaya school, which formed the logical and epistemological framework for many of the debates between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers. The Sanskrit original of theVaidalyaprakaranalong lost, the author translates the text from Tibetan, giving it an extensive analytical commentary. The aim is twofold: to investigate the interaction of the founder of the Madhyamika school with this influential school of Hindu thought; and to make sense of how Nagarjuna's arguments that refute the Naiyayika categories are essential to the Madhyamika path in general
The dialectical method of Nāgārjuna : Vigrahavyāvartanī by Nāgārjuna( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and Sanskrit and held by 89 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 Tibetan and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical autocommentary on Vaidalyasūtra of Nāgārjuna, treatise on Mādhyamika Buddhist philosophy
The Root Stanzas of the Middle Way : the Mulamadhyamakakarika by Nāgārjuna( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2022 in English and held by 80 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
Nāgārjuna, a translation of his Mūlamadhyamakakārikā with an introductory essay by Nāgārjuna( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text with English translation on the basic tenets of the Madhyamika school in Buddhist philosophy
 
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The fundamental wisdom of the middle way : Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā
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The philosophy of the middle way = MūlamadhyamakakārikāThe dispeller of disputes : Nāgārjuna's VigrahavyāvartanīThe Buddhism of TibetVerses from the center : a Buddhist vision of the sublimeNāgārjuna's Middle way : MūlamadhyamakākarikāNāgārjuna's Twelve gate treatise : translated, with introductory essays, comments, and notesNāgārjuna's Reason sixty with Chandrakīrti's Reason sixty commentaryMaster of wisdom : writings of the Buddhist Master Nāgārjuna
Alternative Names
Ācārya Nāgārjuna, 2e s.

Ācārya Nāgārjuna, 2nd cent.

Ācārya Nāgārjuna, active 2nd century

Ārya Nāgārjuna, 2nd cent.

Ārya Nāgārjuna, active 2nd century

Bồ Tát Long Thọ, 2e s.

Bồ Tát Long Thọ, 2nd cent.

Bồ-Tát Long-Thọ, active 2nd century

Klu-sgrub, ʻPhags-pa, 2e s.

Klu-sgrub, ʼPhags-pa, 2nd cent.

Klu-sgrub, ʼPhags-pa, active 2nd century

Long Thọ Đại Sĩ, 2e s.

Long Thọ Đại Sĩ, 2nd cent.

Long Thọ Đại Sĩ, active 2nd century

Longmeng, 2nd cent.

Longmeng, active 2nd century

Longsheng, 2nd cent.

Longsheng, active 2nd century

Longshu 2. Jh.

Longshu, 2nd cent.

Longshu, active 2nd century

Lu-chu, Pan-kung-pʻa-pa, 2nd cent.

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

Lu-chu, Pan-kung-pʻai-pa 2. Jh.

Lu-chu, Pan-kung-pʻai-pa, 2e s.

Lu-Trub, 2nd cent.

Lu-Trub, active 2nd century

Lung-Cheng, active 2nd century

Lung-hu, 2e s.

Lung-hu, 2nd cent.

Lung-hu, active 2nd century

Lung-Meng

Lung-meng 2. Jh.

Lung-meng, 2e s.

Lung-meng, 2nd cent.

Lung-meng, active 2nd century

Lung-sheng, 2e s.

Lung-sheng, 2nd cent.

Lung-sheng, active 2nd century

Lung-shu, 2e s.

Lung-shu, 2nd cent.

Lung-shu, active 2nd century

Luzhu, Bangongpaba, 2nd cent.

Luzhu, Bangongpaba, active 2nd century

mGon po Klu sgrub, active 2nd century

Nagardzhuna, 2e s.

Nagardzhuna, 2nd cent.

Nagardzhuna, active 2nd century

Nāgārjuna, 2e s.

Nāgārjuna, 2nd cent.

Nāgārjuna, Siddha, 2e s.

Nagarzhuna, 2nd cent.

Nagarzhuna, active 2nd century

Nākhānchun, 2e s.

Nākhānchun, 2nd cent.

Nākhānchun, active 2nd century

Nākhānrachun, 2e s.

Nākhānrachun, 2nd cent.

Nākhānrachun, active 2nd century

Nākhārachun, 2e s.

Nākhārachun, 2nd cent.

Nākhārachun, active 2nd century

ʾPhags-pa Klu-sgrub 2. Jh.

ʻPhags-pa Klu-sgrub, 2e s.

ʼPhags-pa Klu-sgrub, 2nd cent.

ʼPhags-pa Klu-sgrub, active 2nd century

Ryūju 2. Jh.

Ryūju, 2e s.

Ryūju, 2nd cent.

Ryūju, active 2nd century

Slob-dpon-klu-sgrub 2. Jh.

Slob-dpon Klu-sgrub, 2e s.

Slob-dpon Klu-sgrub, 2nd cent.

Slob-dpon Klu-sgrub, active 2nd century

Yongsu, 2e s.

Yongsu, 2nd cent.

Yongsu, active 2nd century

נגרג'ונה, 2nd. cent.

נגרג'ונה, המאה ה-2

용수, 2nd cent.

용수, active 2nd century

龙胜, 2nd cent.

龙胜, active 2nd century

龙树, 2nd cent.

龙树, active 2nd century

龙猛, 2nd cent.

龙猛, active 2nd century

魯珠, 班贡帕巴, 2nd cent.

魯珠, 班贡帕巴, active 2nd century

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French (1)