Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika

Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way Nagarjuna s Mulamadhyamakakarika The Mulamadhyamakakarika MMK was written by Master Nagarjuna an Indian Buddhist philosopher of the second century Mahayana Buddhism had arrived at its golden age and Nagarjuna was considered its high

  • Title: Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika
  • Author: Gudo Wafu Nishijima Brad Warner Naagaarjuna
  • ISBN: 9780983358909
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mulamadhyamakakarika MMK was written by Master Nagarjuna, an Indian Buddhist philosopher of the second century Mahayana Buddhism had arrived at its golden age and Nagarjuna was considered its highest authority The MMK is revered as the most conclusive of his several Buddhist works Its extraordinarily precise and simple expression suggests that it was written whenThe Mulamadhyamakakarika MMK was written by Master Nagarjuna, an Indian Buddhist philosopher of the second century Mahayana Buddhism had arrived at its golden age and Nagarjuna was considered its highest authority The MMK is revered as the most conclusive of his several Buddhist works Its extraordinarily precise and simple expression suggests that it was written when Master Nagarjuna was mature in his Buddhist practice and research.Gudo Wafu Nishijima is a Japanese Zen Buddhist priest and a notable translator of Buddhist texts.Brad Warner is the author of popular books on Zen including Hardcore Zen, Sit Down Shut Up, and Sex, Sin Zen.

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    1. The translation is a joke. Roshi's understanding of Sanskrit is very poor and both him and Brad Warner are too focused on presenting their own views and putting them in Nagarjuna's mouth, instead of translating what is actually there and trying to understand the original text. Nevertheless, Roshi's views are interesting, but for that you can read his other book, "To meet the real dragon". If someone is looking for the translation of Nagarjuna's Middle Way treatise, this is not the place to look [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this interpretation of the Middle Way. I especially like how the author gave us the verse in Sanskrit, then gave a literal translation word for word, then gave an interpretive translation followed by an interpretive paragraph. It made understanding the text a lot easier. My only complaint is that this book needs to be looked at by a professional proofreader as there are a few distracting typesetting mistakes.

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