Nagarjuniana: Studies in the Writings and Philosophy of by Chr. Lindtner

By Chr. Lindtner

The writer offers with the 13 actual works of Nagarjuna. the 1st six are ordinarily dialectical works reminiscent of Mulamadhyamakakarika, Sunyatasaptati, Vigrahavyavartani, Vaidalyaprakarana, Vyavaharasiddhi, Yuktisastika by means of the remainder seven that are mainly didactic texts - Catuhstava, Ratnavali, Prafityasamutpadahrdaya-karika, Sutrasamuccaya, Bodhicitta-vivarana, Suhrllekha, and Bodhisambhara (ka). therefore he approximately follows the prescriptive contrast among Yukti and Agama. even though it should be a desirable job to track the influence of Nagarjuna's writings at the next improvement inside and out the area of Buddhist considering, the current examine has to some degree lead the way for such study. Chr. Lindtner's wish to deal with the entire works ascribed to Nagarjuna in a single method or one other has therefore made it fairly extensive in its scope which does necessarily entail that a number of info or issues of juvenile value are tacitly glided by.

This scholarly examine shall immensely aid scholars and students normally and Mahayanist researchers of Buddhism particularly.

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The verse is quoted Madhyama/calarrrkiiravrtti, TP, No. 5285, Safol. 75a (with Catu~atalca, X, 25; RA, I, 60 to the same effect). 43 22. K/V I rgyun gyi phyir na 'di med de II rgyu byin nas ni dnos po 'gag I I sitar biin ' di yan ma grub cin II rgyun chad par yan thai bar 'gyur I I rgyun gyi phyir na de med de II rgyu byin nas ni dnos po 'gag I I sna ma bzin du 'di ma grub II rgyun chad pa yi nes pa'an yod I 23. K /V I skye 'j ig bstan phyir sans rgyas kyi II lam bstan ma yin ston iiid phyir I I 'di dag phan tshun bzlog pa ru II mthon ba phyin ci log las yin I I skye 'jig gzigs pas my a nan 'das II Jam bstan ston nid phyir ma yin I I 'di dag phan tshun bzlog phyir dan II log pa'i phyir na mthon ba yin I 24.

Kfat;za) different from the marked (lakva). It is not established by itself (na \llnsiddha). since] unestablished cannot establish unestablished. 28. , seer (drastr), visible etc. (draseavyadi), whatever it may be, arc all explained without exception. 29. The three times (kiilatraya) do not exist (substantially) since they are unfixed (asthita ), mutually established (parasparasiddha), and since they change [and] since they are not self-established [and finally] since there is no being (bhava).

This verse is 'quoted', •DviidaJadviiraka, 2 ( 160a 22-23). '1- 10. The four viparyiisas (see MK, XX Ill) do not exist in themselves. Hence avidyiidi which is based on them does not exist either. 11. 39 12. K/V I gail zig bdag nid ran bzin gyis II rna grub de gzan ji Itar bskyed I I de phyir gzan las grub pa yi II rkyen gzan dag ni skyed byed min I I gail zig bdag nid ran bzin gyis II rna grub de gzan ji Itar bskyed I I de Ita bas na pha rol po II rna grub rkyen gzan bskyed byed min I 13. tar II yan lag bcu gnis de bzin no I 14.

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