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?
The Lord dwelt at the Vulture Peak with the assembly and plucked a flower as a teaching. The myriad totality were silent, save for Kāśyapa, whose face cracked in a faint smile. The Lord spoke.
I have the treasure of the true dharma eye, I have nirvāṇa as wondrous citta, I know signless dharmatā, the subtle dharma-gate, which is not standing on written word, which is external to scriptures, which is a special dispensation, which is entrusted to Mahākāśyapa.


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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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