Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Nagarjuna - 3 Books

Nagarjuna - 3 Books

The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika
by Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas: A Buddhist Psychology
of Emptiness
by Nagarjuna Uploading Depositfiles

Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction
by Jan Westerhoff uploading.com depositfiles.com

Nāgārjuna's primary contribution to Buddhist philosophy
is in the further development of the concept of śūnyatā, or "emptiness," which brings together other key Buddhist doctrines, particularly anatta (no-self) and pratītyasamutpāda (dependent origination). For Nāgārjuna, it is not merely sentient beings that are empty of ātman; all phenomena are without any svabhāva, literally "own-nature" or "self-nature", and thus without any underlying essence; they are empty of being independent. This is so because they are arisen dependently: not by their own power, but by depending on conditions leading to their coming into existence, as opposed to being.


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