Introduction to the Middle Way: Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara with Commentary by Ju Mipham by Jamgon Mipham, Chandrakirti | | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Introduction to the Middle Way: Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara with Commentary by Ju Mipham

Introduction to the Middle Way: Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara with Commentary by Ju Mipham

by Jamgon Mipham, Chandrakirti
     
 

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 show that there is more.

This
book includes a verse translation of the

Overview

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 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 Jamgön 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.

Chandrakirti's
work has been accepted throughout Tibetan Buddhism as the highest expression of
the Buddhist view on the sutra level. With Jamgön Mipham's commentary, it
is a definitive presentation of the wisdom of emptiness, a central theme of
Buddhist teachings. This book is a core study text for both academic students
and practitioners of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834824485
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
04/30/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Jamgön Mipham (1846–1912), one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times, has had a dominant and vitalizing influence on the Nyingma School and beyond. He was an important member of the Rimé, or nonsectarian movement, which did much to strengthen and preserve the entire tradition. A scholar of outstanding brilliance and versatility, his translated works are eagerly anticipated by English-language readers.

The Padmakara Translation Group, based in France, has a distinguished reputation for all its translations of Tibetan texts and teachings. Its work has been published in several languages and is renowned for its clear and accurate literary style.

Chandrakirti was a seventh-century Indian Buddhist philosopher, revered for his interpretation of Nagarjuna's teachings on the Middle Way.

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