Mulamadhyamakakarika

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དབུ་མ་རྩ་བའི་ཚིག་ལེའུ་བྱས་པ་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེས་བྱ་བ། - (dbu ma rtsa ba'i tshig le'u byas pa shes rab ches bya ba)

དབུ་མ་རྩ་བའི་ཤེས་རབ། - (dbu ma rtsa ba'i shes rab)

དབུ་མ་རྩ་ཤེ། - (dbu ma rtsa she)

Please also see: Mulamadhyamakakarika: Verses from the Centre (with chapters and links corresponding to those listed below).

Mulamadhyamakakarika by Nagarjuna is one of the greatest Middle Way commentary texts.

In English: Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way.

This text inspired a large set of commentary literature in Sanskrit, in the Tibetan, Chinese, Korean and Japanese traditions. The Middle Way philosophical schools have their basis established in this text: both the Svatantrika-Madhyamika and Prasangika-Madhyamika systems are described in this text based on scholars from either tradition.

Contents

Full text and translation: Mulamadhyamakakarika: Verses from the Centre

The text is in verse form, and has 27 chapters:

see corresponding Chapters and verses here >> (Contents & Translation of "Mulamadhyamakakarika: Verses from the Centre")

  • Dedicatory verses
  • Chapter 1: Conditions
  • Chapter 2: Motions
  • Chapter 3: The Senses
  • Chapter 4: The Aggregates
  • Chapter 5: The Elements
  • Chapter 6: Desire and The Desirous
  • Chapter 7: The Conditioned
  • Chapter 8: Agent and Action
  • Chapter 9: Prior Entity
  • Chapter 10: Fire and Fuel
  • Chapter 11: Initial and Final Limits
  • Chapter 12: Suffering
  • Chapter 13: Compounded Phenomena
  • Chapter 14: Connection
  • Chapter 15: Essence
  • Chapter 16: Bondage
  • Chapter 17: Actions and their Fruit
  • Chapter 18: Self and Entities
  • Chapter 19: Time
  • Chapter 20: Combinations
  • Chapter 21: Becoming and Destruction
  • Chapter 22: Tathagata
  • Chapter 23: Errors
  • Chapter 24: Four Noble Truths
  • Chapter 25: Nirvana
  • Chapter 26: Twelve Links
  • Chapter 27: Views

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