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Nagarjuna's Mula madhyamaka karika


LHP Mercuræn Feminist Heretic ☿
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lol. After having seen how the Hsin Hsin ming refutes things asserted by the madhyamaka years ago, the last line from this chapter affirms the Hsin Hsin Ming. :cool: Where did I put the aspirin?


Easier to follow & clearer than Je Tsongkhapa's commentary, yet still profound, is this 2011 book:

Ornament of Reason


Root of the Middle Way

by Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü

A little from the Introduction by translators:

The present work contains Nāgārjuna’s verses on the Middle Way (Skt. Madhyamaka, Tib. dBu ma), accompanied by Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü’s famed commentary, the Ornament of Reason. Active in the twelfth century, Mabja was among the first Tibetans to rely on the works of the Indian master Candrakīrti, and his account of the Middle Way exercised a deep and lasting influence on the development of Madhyamaka philosophy in all four schools of Buddhism in Tibet. Sharp, concise, and yet comprehensive, the Ornament of Reason has been cherished by generations of scholar-practitioners. The late Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen Rinpoche, a renowned authority on the subject, often referred to this commentary as “the best there is.”