Ornament Of Reason: The Great Commentary To Nagarjuna's

Ornament Of Reason: The Great Commentary To Nagarjuna's
    IGNOU books 2019 In Hindi Online PDF Free Inspired by the Buddha s teachings on profound emptiness in the Prajnaparamita Ornament Of Kindle - Sutras, Nagarjuna sets out to probe what appears to be the most fundamental facts of the world, challenging us to question even our most deeply ingrained ideas and what seem to be self evident facts In a series of unassuming and penetrating investigations, he asks basic questions such Of Reason: The Epub Ý as What does it mean for something to occur What is meant by going or by coming Does the eye see Does fire burn fuel What is an example of being right What does it mean to be wrong Nagarjuna extends an invitation to open minded and unprejudiced inquiry, and from his reader he asks for nothing and nothing less than sincere and honest answers Yet where are our answers Once we begin to follow Nagarjuna s clear and direct steps, the gateway to the inconceivable emerges perhaps unexpectedly The present work contains Nagarjuna s verses on the Middle Way accompanied by Mabja Jangchub Ts ndr 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 Candrakirti, 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 A visual outline of the commentary has been added that clearly shows the structure of each chapter and makes the arguments easier to follow."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 612 pages
  • Ornament Of Reason: The Great Commentary To Nagarjuna's Root Of The Middle Way
  • Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü
  • English
  • 22 November 2017
  • 1559393688

Ornament Of Reason: The Great Commentary To Nagarjuna's Root Of The Middle Way➶ [Reading] ➸ Ornament Of Reason: The Great Commentary To Nagarjuna's Root Of The Middle Way By Mabja Jangchub Tsöndrü ➫ – Essayreview.co.uk In the Root of the Middle Way, Nagarjuna presents a magical method of reasoning, inviting everyone who encounters these lucid and fearless contemplations to follow him on a journey to the heart of tra Reason: The Kindle Ø In the Root of the Middle Way, Nagarjuna presents a magical method of reasoning, inviting everyone who encounters these lucid and fearless contemplations to follow him on a journey to the heart of transcendent insight Inspired by the Buddha s teachings on profound emptiness in the Prajnaparamita Ornament Of Kindle - Sutras, Nagarjuna sets out to probe what appears to be the most fundamental facts of the world, challenging us to question even our most deeply ingrained ideas and what seem to be self evident facts In a series of unassuming and penetrating investigations, he asks basic questions such Of Reason: The Epub Ý as What does it mean for something to occur What is meant by going or by coming Does the eye see Does fire burn fuel What is an example of being right What does it mean to be wrong Nagarjuna extends an invitation to open minded and unprejudiced inquiry, and from his reader he asks for nothing and nothing less than sincere and honest answers Yet where are our answers Once we begin to follow Nagarjuna s clear and direct steps, the gateway to the inconceivable emerges perhaps unexpectedly The present work contains Nagarjuna s verses on the Middle Way accompanied by Mabja Jangchub Ts ndr 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 Candrakirti, 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 A visual outline of the commentary has been added that clearly shows the structure of each chapter and makes the arguments easier to follow.


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  1. says:

    Of the commentaries I ve read of Nagarjuna s masterpiece in the last several years, Mabja s commentary is probably the most useful overall for understanding the treatise in its own terms, with Jay Garfield s modern commentary in his Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way a close second The works I have read carefully include Sprung s translation of Chandrakirti s commentary Clear Words, Garfield s aforementioned commentary, Stephen Batchelor s close, literal translation of the root text, Batc Of the commentaries I ve read of Nagarjuna s masterpiece in the last several years, Mabja s commentary is probably the most useful overall for understanding the treatise in its own terms, with Jay Garfield s modern commentary in his Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way a close second The works I have read carefully include Sprung s translation of Chandrakirti s commentary Clear Words, Garfield s aforementioned commentary, Stephen Batchelor s close, literal translation of the root text, Batchelor s liberal interpretation of the text in Verses from the Center, and the superb translation of Tsong Khapa s Ocean of Reasoning by Jay Garfield and Geshe Ngawang Samten For me, two considerations make Mabja s commentary stand apart first, he gives a very clear sense of how Nagarjuna s argument progresses and builds over the work, proceeding systematically in analyzing a number of possible counter positions to his own thesis that all phenomena arise dependently, and are therefore empty of intrinsic nature Second, unlike Tsong Khapa s prolix commentary, he sticks very close to the root text itself, as a whole While Tsong Khapa s primary concern is interpreting Nagarjuna as the basis for a farelaborate Madhyamaka system elaborated by his subsequent interpreters, such as Buddhapalita and Chandrakirti, Mabja s commentary, while benefiting from those commentators, is principally concerned with analyzing each verse to clarify what exactly is being said in any given line what the argument is, and who, if anyone, the likely target of refutation is For as this commentary makes clear, many of the views that Nagarjuna analyzes and refutes are positions held by various Indian Buddhist and non Buddhist schools For me personally, no individual commentary has been sufficient to understand every verse of the cryptic root text, and at times I ve had to consult two, three, or even four commentaries to understand what was being said on a basic level And I must say, I think sometimes Mabja gets a few things rather wrong Generally where he differs from Tsong Khapa, I find Tsong Khapa to make thepersuasive and coherent reading This commentary is exceedingly well translated into readable English, but I would be remiss if I did not point out some fairly serious deficits of this edition First it includes no useful information about the author, Mabja Jangchub Ts ndru, who goes virtually unmentioned in the existing English language scholarship on Indo Tibetan Madhyamaka, with the exception of a handful of scholarly articles They mention almost nothing in the introduction of his context, lineage, life, teachers, or the subsequent reception of his work I gather he was an early writer in the Sakya lineage, and he appears to be well known within the Tibetan tradition itself Jose Cabezon and Georges Dreyfus offer effusive praise of the commentary in their cover blurbs, and the Kunu Lama is reported to have called this the best Nagarjuna commentary there is due to its clarity A second glaring omission is the absence of a Sanskrit or Tibetan glossary, and the complete absence of parenthetical references to technical terms on their occurrence There are a variety of obscure technical terms or names of Buddhist schools where the reader is left guessing what the Tibetan or Sanskrit could be, because of this rather gross omission Instead, the book includes a strange appendix including a kind of flow chart of the arguments made in each chapter, which I find entirely useless I would have far preferred a three page glossary Third, and related to the above, there are no footnotes or endnotes whatsoever Mabja s commentary is indeed quite clear, but there are nonetheless very technical analyses of logical arguments, forms of negation, and such which would have benefitted greatly from a two sentence gloss These are the basic tools of translation, and their absence is baffling I can only hope that someone at the Dharmachakra Translation Committee reads this book and rethinks their editorial policy the failure to include these resources really harms this otherwise outstanding work I highly recommend this book to people interested in wrestling with the Fundamental Treatise I consider it to be the greatest work of religious philosophy I have yet encountered in the whole of our human heritage.Update a biton MabjaBefore writing this review I checked a number of major sources on Tibetan Madhyamaka looking forinformation on Mabja and was unable to find anything besides a citation to an article by Paul Williams published in the Journal of Indian Philosophy However, I just stumbled across a useful reference to Mabja in a translation of the Sakya master Gorampa s polemical work Distinguishing the Views translated by Jose Cabezon and Geshe Lobsang Dargay as Freedom from Extremes In this work, Gorampa identifies three positions with respect to Madhyamaka in Tibet one epitomized by the Jonangpa yogi Dolpopa, which Gorampa considers to be an eternalist perspective another represented by Tsong Khapa, which Gorampa considers to be a nihilist perspective and a correct approach which avoids both extremes, which he identifies with several Tibetan scholars, including Mabja In Gorampa s view, this correct interpretation of Madhyamaka rejects all possible positions with respect to existence, and thus is the only view that accepts the full implications of the tetralemma, which rejects existence, non existence, both, and neither According to this reading, Dolpopa errs in asserting the true establishment of ultimate truth, while Tsong Khapa errs by rejecting true establishment altogether Leaving aside a critique of this reading of Tsong Khapa, which I consider a gross caricature, it still gives us useful signal on how Mabja was situated among Tibetan positions by at least one important Sakya author In a valuable footnote, Cabezon and Dargay review some biographical problems and discrepancies in Tibetan and European scholarly sources on Mabja and conclude it is very difficult to say much about him at all The few fragmentary references he has turned up seem to conflate or confuse different figures with similar names This one footnote tells the reader farabout Mabja than anything found in Ornament of Reason In my view, this is a very serious omission.Update 2 Resurrecting Candrakirti, Kevin A Vose s outstanding intellectual history of the integration of Madhyamaka into Tibet, provides an invaluable look at precisely the period at stake here Vose devotes considerable analysis to the positions of Mabja and how they differ in key respects from those of his teacher, Chapa Chokyi Senge I would enthusiastically recommend it to anyone who wants to knowabout Mabja, or is generally interested in Indo Tibetan Madhyamaka

  2. says:

    Since Nagarjuna s root text is so difficult, a commentary is needed This early Tibetan sage gives the most lucid helpful one, so much so that many Tibetans used his as a basis for their own Since Nagarjuna s root text is so difficult, a commentary is needed This early Tibetan sage gives the most lucid helpful one, so much so that many Tibetans used his as a basis for their own

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