Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas

Subtitle: 
A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness
Author: 
Ross Komito, David, Rinchen Sonam and Dorjee, Tenzin
Publisher: 
Snow Lion Publications
Publish Place: 
Ithaca
Publish Year: 
1987
A translation of the fundamental Madhyamika text on voidness with a commentary by Geshe Sonam Rinchen. Additionally Komito summarizes basic Buddhist doctrines on perception and the creation of concepts, which have traditionally served as the backdrop for Nagarjuna's teachings about how people consistently mistakenly percieve and misunderstand the nature of the reality in which they live and the means through which they experience it. For almost 2,000 years Nagarjuna's teachings have occupied a central position in Mahayana Buddhism. An essential part of the study and practice in the great Indain Buddhist monastic universities, these teachings were later incorporated into the Tibetan monastic programmes which modeled their curricula on their Indian predecessors.