Introduction to the Middle Way

Introduction to the Middle Way

Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara

Book - 2002
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Introduction to the Middle Way combines the timeless devotional-scholarly poetry of Indian master Chandrakirti (ca. seventh century) with the exhaustive explanation of its meaning by Jamgön Mipham (1846–1912), whose commentary was composed eleven centuries after Chandrakirti lived. Chandrakirti is one of several Indian thinkers whose treatises were brought to Tibet and whose realized teachings about the nature of the mind are the foundation of Tibetan Buddhist thought. Hidden in his verses are the guideposts to enlightenment, composed in this way to help those students who have received instruction to commit it to memory. Mipham's commentary, presented in thorough outline form, offers a point-by-point explanation of Chandrakirti's meaning.

Baker & Taylor
Collects devotional and philosophical poetry by the seventh-century master, complemented by commentary by a revered nineteenth-century Tibetian Buddhist, in a treatise on the concept of emptiness of self.

Publisher: Boston : Shambhala : Dristributed in the U.S. by Random House, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xiv, 412 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781570629426
Branch Call Number: 294.385 Can


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