Mūlamadhyamakakārikā of Nagarjuna

Subtitle: 
The Philosophy of the Middle Way
Author: 
David J.Kalupahana
Publisher: 
Motilal Banarsidass
Publish Place: 
Delhi
Publish Year: 
1991
Ebook Information: 
Ven. Thammasak Kanjanadul & Ven. Vannly Seng

Kalupahana, David J. Mūlamadhyamakakārikā of Nagarjuna: The Philosophy of the Middle Way. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1991.

This is a completely new translation of Nagarjuna`s major work the Mulamadhyamakakarika, accompanied by a detailed annotation of each of the verses. The annotation identifies the metaphysical theories of the scholastics criticized by Nagarjuna, and traces the source material and the arguments utilized in his refutation back to the early discourses of the Buddha. The book shows that Nagarjuna`s ideas are neither original nor are they an advancement from the early Buddhist period. Nagarjuna is not a Mahayanist.