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The Adornment of the Middle Way: Shantarakshita's Madhyamakalankara with Commentary by Jamgon Mipham
Author Padmakara Translation Group ; Mipham, Jamgon ; Shantarashita
Date2005.06
Pages448
PublisherShambhala Publications
Publisher Url http://www.shambhala.com/
LocationBoston, MA, US [波士頓, 麻薩諸塞州, 美國]
Content type書籍=Book
Language英文=English
NoteOriginal Language: Tibetan
Keyword中道=The Middle Way; 中觀學派=龍樹學=中觀佛教=Madhyamaka=Madhyamika; 佛教人物=Buddhist; 度母=Tara
AbstractShantarakshita was an Indian Buddhist adept whose work was taken to Tibet before 1200 CE & whose realised teachings about the nature of the mind were incorporated into Tibetan Buddhist thought. Mipham's commentary offers a thorough explanation of the meaning of Shantarakshita's philosophy.


Madhyamaka, or the Middle Way, is accepted by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism as the most profound expression, in philosophical terms, of emptiness, the true nature of phenomena. Emptiness is the basis on which the whole of Mahayana practice is founded, from the mind-training meditations on bodhichitta to the advanced yogas of tantra and dzogchen. The Madhyamaka tradition, inaugurated by Nagarjuna and dominant in India for over a thousand years, remains a vibrant force in Tibetan Buddhism.
Shantarakshita's view, quintessentially expressed in the Madhyamakalankara, effects a synthesis between the Madhyamaka of Nagarjuna, the Mind-Only teachings traced back to Asanga, and the logico-epistemological tradition of Dignaga and Dharmakirti. This great work marks the final stage in the evolution of Madhyamaka and was the last major development of Buddhist philosophy in India.
Composed toward the end of the nineteenth century, Mipham's brilliant and searching commentary has been described as one of the most profound examinations of Madhyamaka ever written. In presenting and defending Shantarakshita's view, Mipham throws down the gauntlet to the philosophical establishment and calls for a major reassessment of the Madhyamaka field. This challenging but rewarding text is indispensable to a balanced understanding of Tibetan Buddhist thought. This book is a core study text for both scholars and practitioners of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.
ISBN1590302419 (hc); 9781590302415 (hc)
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Created date2005.06.10
Modified date2014.05.08



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