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This text is a translation of chapters 17-30 of Arya Nagarjuna's immense "Exegesis on the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra" (Mahaprajnaparamita-upadesa). It is a free-standing section of that commentary exclusively devoted to analyzing and explaining the various levels of practice of the bodhisattva's six perfections. In it, Nagarjuna sets forth numerous stories, analogies ...more
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Published February 1st 2009 by Kalavinka Press
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As a lay person I practice the Drikung Kagyu lineage and have received wonderful teachings at the Frederick, MD, Tibetan Meditation Center, including commentary on the Jewel Ornament of Liberation, our one-volume condensation of Buddha Shakyamumi's teachings. The chapters dealing with perfecting the six paramitas is of course useful, but because Jewel Ornament is a mash-up, in outline form, narrative expansion provided by commentary, teachings, and Nagarjuna's wonderful text are infinitely helpf ...more
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Acharya Nāgārjuna (Telugu: నాగారజున) (c. 150 - 250 CE) was an Indian philosopher and the founder of the Madhyamaka school of Mahāyāna Buddhism.

His writings are the basis for the formation of the Madhyamaka school, which was transmitted to China under the name of the Three Treatise (Sanlun) School. He is credited with developing the philosophy of the Prajnaparamita sutras, and was closely associate
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