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by dharmapravicaya
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Approaching Nagarjuna and the Mulamadhyamakakarika...
Replies: 36
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Re: Approaching Nagarjuna and the Mulamadhyamakakarika...

Yes, that’s the book (and yes...it’s expensive). Here’s some more free material, though, including sections of Bhāvaviveka’s commentary to the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (Ames’ translation): http://www.shin-ibs.edu/academics/_jbl/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://www.shin-ibs.edu/acad...
by dharmapravicaya
Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Approaching Nagarjuna and the Mulamadhyamakakarika...
Replies: 36
Views: 3636

Re: Approaching Nagarjuna and the Mulamadhyamakakarika...

Thank you, you are helping me to clarify a basic confusion: from what you say, I gather that Pingalo's commentary is *not* the Chinese version of the Akutobhaya. For some reason, I was under that (wrong) impression. However, if it is close to the Bv., it means it must be relatively concise and to th...
by dharmapravicaya
Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Approaching Nagarjuna and the Mulamadhyamakakarika...
Replies: 36
Views: 3636

Re: Approaching Nagarjuna and the Mulamadhyamakakarika...

That's true - I wasn't thinking about Bocking's translation. Thank you for mentioning it: I haven't read it - if you have, may I ask you, what was your impression? It's translated from the Chinese rather than from the Tibetan version, if I am not mistaken. If it's a good translation, perhaps that co...
by dharmapravicaya
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Approaching Nagarjuna and the Mulamadhyamakakarika...
Replies: 36
Views: 3636

Re: Approaching Nagarjuna and the Mulamadhyamakakarika...

It has been mentioned that it is a pity, and it may be strange, that Kumārajīva’s commentary hasn’t been translated – considering that at least two major Tibetan commentaries to the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā have. I personally agree: also, I’d like to notice that not even one of the Indian commentaries h...
by dharmapravicaya
Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Approaching Nagarjuna and the Mulamadhyamakakarika...
Replies: 36
Views: 3636

Re: Approaching Nagarjuna and the Mulamadhyamakakarika...

Some notes on reading a Madhyamaka text Without referring to the specific posts, I would like to answer some points that have been raised, venturing to advance some possible suggestions. 1. Background readings for the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā In effect, studying Theravāda Abhidhamma is unlikely to be v...