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'''Mulamadhyamika-karika''' (Skt.), ''uma tsawa sherab'' (Tib.), ''The Root Verses on the Wisdom of the Middle Way''. The most famous and important treatise on [[Madhyamika]] philosophy, composed by the great master [[Nagarjuna]].
 
'''Mulamadhyamika-karika''' (Skt.), ''uma tsawa sherab'' (Tib.), ''The Root Verses on the Wisdom of the Middle Way''. The most famous and important treatise on [[Madhyamika]] philosophy, composed by the great master [[Nagarjuna]].
  
===Outline===
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==Outline==
 
There are twenty-seven chapters:
 
There are twenty-seven chapters:
  
1. Examination of Conditions<br>
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#Examination of Conditions<br>
2. Examination of Motion<br>
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#Examination of Motion<br>
3. Examination of the Senses<br>
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#Examination of the Senses<br>
4. Examination of the Skandhas<br>
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#Examination of the Skandhas<br>
5. Examination of the Dhatus<br>
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#Examination of the Dhatus<br>
6. Examination of Desire and the Desirous<br>
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#Examination of Desire and the Desirous<br>
7. Examination of the Conditioned<br>
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#Examination of the Conditioned<br>
8. Examination of the Agent and Action<br>
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#Examination of the Agent and Action<br>
9. Examination of the Prior Entity<br>
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#Examination of the Prior Entity<br>
10. Examination of Fire and Fuel<br>
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#Examination of Fire and Fuel<br>
11. Examination of the Initial and Final Limits<br>
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# Examination of the Initial and Final Limits<br>
12. Examination of Suffering<br>
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# Examination of Suffering<br>
13. Examination of Compounded Phenomena<br>
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# Examination of Compounded Phenomena<br>
14. Examination of Connection<br>
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#Examination of Connection<br>
15. Examination of Essence<br>
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#Examination of Essence<br>
16. Examination of Bondage<br>
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#Examination of Bondage<br>
17. Examination of Actions and their Fruits<br>
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# Examination of Actions and their Fruits<br>
18. Examination of Self and Entities<br>
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# Examination of Self and Entities<br>
19. Examination of Time<br>
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#Examination of Time<br>
20. Examination of Combination<br>
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# Examination of Combination<br>
21. Examination of Becoming and Destruction<br>
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# Examination of Becoming and Destruction<br>
22. Examination of the Tathagata<br>
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#Examination of the Tathagata<br>
23. Examination of Errors<br>
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#Examination of Errors<br>
24. Examination of the Four Noble Truths<br>
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# Examination of the Four Noble Truths<br>
25. Examination of Nirvana<br>
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#Examination of Nirvana<br>
26. Examination of the Twelve Links<br>
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#Examination of the Twelve Links<br>
27. Examination of Views<br>
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# Examination of Views<br>
  
See also [[Collection of Middle Way Reasoning]]
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==Translations==
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*''The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way'', Jay Garfield,  Oxford University Press 1995.
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*''Nagarjuna: A Translation  of his  Mulamadhyamikakarika'', Kenneth Inada, Tokyo, The Hokuseido Press, 1970
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*''Nagarjuna: The  Philosophy  of the Middle Way'', David Kalupahana, Albany: State  University, 1986
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*''Emptiness: A Study in Religious Meaning'', Fredrik  Streng,  Nashville: Abdingdon Press 1967
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==Internal Links==
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*[[Collection of Middle Way Reasoning]]
  
 
[[Category:Texts]]
 
[[Category:Texts]]

Revision as of 14:56, 27 May 2007

Mulamadhyamika-karika (Skt.), uma tsawa sherab (Tib.), The Root Verses on the Wisdom of the Middle Way. The most famous and important treatise on Madhyamika philosophy, composed by the great master Nagarjuna.

Outline

There are twenty-seven chapters:

  1. Examination of Conditions
  2. Examination of Motion
  3. Examination of the Senses
  4. Examination of the Skandhas
  5. Examination of the Dhatus
  6. Examination of Desire and the Desirous
  7. Examination of the Conditioned
  8. Examination of the Agent and Action
  9. Examination of the Prior Entity
  10. Examination of Fire and Fuel
  11. Examination of the Initial and Final Limits
  12. Examination of Suffering
  13. Examination of Compounded Phenomena
  14. Examination of Connection
  15. Examination of Essence
  16. Examination of Bondage
  17. Examination of Actions and their Fruits
  18. Examination of Self and Entities
  19. Examination of Time
  20. Examination of Combination
  21. Examination of Becoming and Destruction
  22. Examination of the Tathagata
  23. Examination of Errors
  24. Examination of the Four Noble Truths
  25. Examination of Nirvana
  26. Examination of the Twelve Links
  27. Examination of Views

Translations

  • The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, Jay Garfield, Oxford University Press 1995.
  • Nagarjuna: A Translation of his Mulamadhyamikakarika, Kenneth Inada, Tokyo, The Hokuseido Press, 1970
  • Nagarjuna: The Philosophy of the Middle Way, David Kalupahana, Albany: State University, 1986
  • Emptiness: A Study in Religious Meaning, Fredrik Streng, Nashville: Abdingdon Press 1967

Internal Links