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?

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for the that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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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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