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Mulamadhyamakakarika and more

Postby vairocana511 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:56 am

Are there any good books with translations n commentaries of Mulamadhyamakakarika, Madhyamakalamkara, Prasannapadā and Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra.

Are there any other teachings in the Mahayana Tradition?
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Re: Mulamadhyamakakarika and more

Postby Astus » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:34 am

There are quite a few.

MMK:

Mūlamadhyamakakārikā of Nāgārjuna (annotated translation)
Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way (selections from Candrakirti's commentary)
Ocean of Reasoning (Tsongkhapa's commentary)
The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (Jay Garfield's commentary)
The Sun of Wisdom (Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso's commentary)

Alamkara:

Ornament of the Middle Way (Mipham's commentary)

And there are lot of teachings in Mahayana.
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T51n2076, p461b24-26)
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Re: Mulamadhyamakakarika and more

Postby vairocana511 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:24 pm

Astus wrote:There are quite a few.

MMK:

Mūlamadhyamakakārikā of Nāgārjuna (annotated translation)
Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way (selections from Candrakirti's commentary)
Ocean of Reasoning (Tsongkhapa's commentary)
The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way (Jay Garfield's commentary)
The Sun of Wisdom (Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso's commentary)

Alamkara:

Ornament of the Middle Way (Mipham's commentary)

And there are lot of teachings in Mahayana.


Thx a lot..... :namaste: how abt the Bodhicharyavatara
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Re: Mulamadhyamakakarika and more

Postby plwk » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:15 pm

how abt the Bodhicharyavatara
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Re: Mulamadhyamakakarika and more

Postby Huifeng » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:03 am

Please also have a look at the book Nagarjuna in China: A Translation of the Middle Treatise, which is a translation of Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka Sastra with the oldest known commentary by Pingala or Vimalaksa (c. 4th century), translated by Brian Bocking.

This text is from the Chinese Zhong lun. Due to modern Buddhist studies heavy source bias towards Sanskrit and Tibetan materials, this version which includes the oldest commentary--quite a bit older than Candrakirti or others--is often overlooked.

In a similar vein, the Mahaprajnaparamita Upadesa (Dazhidu lun) is also very important. This is a commentary on the medium sized Prajnaparamita sutra, all ultimately given from the Madhyamaka point of view. Again, due to source bias in modern scholarship, it is often overlooked. There is some debate on the authorship--was it really Nagarjuna or not? But, even if it wasn't, it's still one of the earliest Madhyamaka commentaries that we have, particularly for Prajnaparamita material.

These two texts are critical for East Asian understandings of Madhyamaka / Nagarjuna,etc.

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Re: Mulamadhyamakakarika and more

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:41 am

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