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  • Published: 15 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9781611803426
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $49.99
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The Root Stanzas Of The Middle Way

The Mulamadhyamakakarika


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A new English translation of the founding text of the Madhyamaka (Middle Way) school of Buddhism, with the Tibetan version of the text included.

Nagarjuna’s Root Stanzas of the Middle Way holds a central place in all of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions, as well as those in China, Japan, and Korea. It is prized for its arguments showing that things lack their “own nature,” and thus are “empty” (sunya) of inherent existence and abide in the middle way, free from the extremes of permanence and nihilism. Thus, Nagarjuna’s stanzas develop the seminal view of emptiness (sunyata) so crucial to understanding Buddhist philosophy and so central to its practice.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2016
  • ISBN: 9781611803426
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $49.99

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