Nāgārjuna's Middle Way (Siderits/Katsura)

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Nāgārjuna's Middle Way (Siderits/Katsura)

Post by Coëmgenu » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:29 am

What is anyone's opinion of Mark Siderits's and Shōryū Katrusa's translation and explanation of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā?

Is this a reliable source for leaning more about the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā?
नस्वातो नापिपरतो नद्वाभ्यां नाप्यहेतुतः उत्पन्ना जातु विद्यन्ते भावाः क्वचन केचन
There absolutely are no things, nowhere and none, that arise anew, neither out of themselves, nor out of non-self, nor out of both, nor at random.
सर्वं तथ्यं न वा तथ्यं तथ्यं चातथ्यम् एव च नैवातथ्यं नैव तथ्यम् एतद् बुद्धानुशासनम्
All is so, or all is not so, both so and not so, neither so nor not so. This is the Buddha's teaching.


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Re: Nāgārjuna's Middle Way (Siderits/Katsura)

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Re: Nāgārjuna's Middle Way (Siderits/Katsura)

Post by Malcolm » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:47 am

Yes, it is a perfectly decent translation.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔

[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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