Introduction to the middle way : Candrakīrti's Madhyamakāvatāra ; with commentary by Ju Mipham

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Alternate Titles:Madhyamakāvatāra (angol)
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Format: Book
Language:English
Sanskrit
Published: Boston : Shambhala, 2002
Edition:1st ed
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Online Access:http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random052/2002017668.html
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Item Description:"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 to 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 Jamgon 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."--Jacket.
Physical Description:xiv, 412 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-396.) and index.
ISBN:1570629420
9781570629426
1590300092
9781590300091