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The Life of Nagarjuna

The Life of Nagarjuna

Dr. Alexander Berzin Continua »

 

Nagarjuna: A Commentary on the Awakening Mind, Bodhicittavivarana

Nagarjuna

BODHICITTA VIVARANA

A Commentary on the Awakening Mind

Nagarjuna

Sanskrit title: Bodhicittavivarana

Tibetan title: byang chub sems kyi ‘grel pa

Homage to glorious Vajrasattva!

It has been stated:

Devoid of all real entities;

Utterly discarding all objects and subjects,

Such as aggregates, elements and sense-fields;

Due to sameness of selflessness of all phenomena,

One’s mind is primordially unborn;

It is in the nature of emptiness. Continua »

 

Nagarjuna: The Accumulations for Enlightenment Bodhisambharaka

NAGARJUNA

BODHISAMBHARAKA

THE ACCUMULATIONS FOR ENLIGHTENMENT

1. Now, in the presence of the Buddhas, I fold my hands and bow
my head. I intend to explain according to tradition a Buddha’s
accumulations for enlightenment. Continua »

 

Nagarjuna: Letter to a Friend

Nagarjuna (1st – 2nd century CE), the great Indian Buddhist master, wrote this letter of advice Suhrllekha, in verse, to a king that was a friend. Although short at only 123 verses, it is considered to be a monument in the Indian Buddhist tradition, and covers the Mahayana path with uncommon clarity, and is for this reason much quoted by many great Tibetan masters. Continua »

 

Nagarjuna: In Praise of the Transcendental

Nagarjuna: In Praise of the Transcendental

HYMN TO [THE BUDDHA,] THE WORLD TRANSCENDENT by Nagarjuna

Sanskrit title: Lokatistava Continua »

 

Nāgārjuna: The Fundamental Wisdom

Ārya Nāgārjuna: The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way Root Stanzas on the Middle Way, Sanskrit: Mula madhyamaka karika. Continua »

 

Nagarjuna: The Precious Garland, Ratnavali

The Precious Garland, Ratnavali by Arya Nagarjuna

Homage to all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Continua »

 

Nagarjuna: The Heart of Interdependent Origination

The Heart of Interdependent Origination

Nagarjuna’s Commentary to The Heart of Interdependent Origination

An Introduction to Nagarjuna’s Heart of Interdependent Origination Continua »

 

Nagarjuna: In praise of the Dharmadhatu

IN PRAISE OF THE DHARMADHATU

by Arya Nagarjuna

1. There is something which as long as left unknown Continua »

 

Nagarjuna: Sixty stanzas of reasoning

SIXTY STANZAS OF REASONING

Nagarjuna

Sanskrit title: Yuktisastika-karika Continua »

 

Nagarjuna: Sunyatasaptati

SUNYATASAPTATI

by

Arya Nagarjuna

Translated by Christian Lindtner

[1] Though the Buddhas have spoken of duration, origination, destruction, being, non-being, low, moderate, and excellent by force of worldly convention, [they] have not done [so] in an absolute sense.


[2] Designations are without significance, for self, non-self, and self-non-self do not exist. [For] like nirvana, all expressible things are empty (sunya) of own-being.


[3] Since all things altogether lack substance — either in causes or conditions, [in their] totality, or separately — they are empty.

[4] Being does not arise, since it exists. Non-being does not arise, since it does not exist. Being and non-being [together] do not arise, due to [their] heterogeneity. Consequently they do not endure or vanish. Continua »

 

Nagarjuna: Great Praise of the Ten Acts of the Buddha

Arya Nagarjuna

Arya Nagarjuna

Great Praise of the Ten Acts of the Buddha

by Arya Nagarjuna

With skilful means and compassion, you were born in the Shakya clan,

Unconquerable by others, you vanquished Mara’s hordes,

Your physical form resplendent, like a mountain of gold.

To you, the King of the Shakyas, I pay homage!

You I shall praise, who first awakened the mind of enlightenment,

Then completed the accumulations of merit and wisdom, Continua »

 

Nāgārjuna: the Heart of Dependent Origination

Verses on the Heart of Dependent Origination

by Ārya Nāgārjuna

In the language of India: pratītyasamutpāda hṛdaya kārikā Continua »

 

Nagarjuna: String of Precious Jewel

String of Precious Jewel
by Nagarjuna

I’ll tell you briefly the fine qualities
Of those on the path of compassion: Continua »

 

Nāgārjuna: The Treatise on the Provisions Essential to Enlightenment

The Treatise on the Provisions Essential to Enlightenment


The Bodhisambhāra Shāstra
By Ārya Nāgārjuna
001 Now, in the presence of all the Buddhas,
With palms pressed together, I bow down my head in reverence. Continua »

 

Nagarjuna’s Mahamudra Vision [Twenty Mahayana Verses]

Nagarjuna’s Mahamudra Vision [Twenty Mahayana Verses]

Homage to Manjusrikumarabhuta!

1. I bow down to the all-powerful Buddha
Whose mind is free of attachment,
Who in his compassion and wisdom
Has taught the inexpressible.
Continua »

 

Nargarjuna: The Twenty Verses on the Great Vehicle

The Twenty Verses on the Great Vehicle, Mahayanavimsaka by Nargarjuna

Adoration To The Three Treasures

1 I make my obeisance to the Buddha who is wise, free from all attachment, and whose powers are beyond conception, and who has kindly taught the truth Continua »

 

Nargarjuna: Averting The Arguments

Nargarjuna: Averting The Arguments Vigrahavyavartani

Part 1: The Arguments of the Opponents
1. If self-existence (svabhava) does not exist anywhere in any existing thing,
Your statement, itself being without self-existence, is not able to discard self-existence. Continua »