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Author Samten, Ngawang
Title Ocean of Reasoning : A Great Commentary on N=ag=arjuna's Mūlamadhyamakak=arik=a
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2006
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Translators' Introduction -- The Life and Works of Tsong khapa -- The Text and Its Structure -- Methodology -- The Root Text and Its Translation -- Acknowledgments -- Tsong khapa's General Outline of the Text -- The Text -- Preliminary Explanations -- Homage Verses -- Chapter I: Examination of Conditions -- Chapter II: Examination of Motion -- Chapter III: Examination of the Senses -- Chapter IV: Examination of the Aggregates -- Chapter V: Examination of the Elements -- Chapter VI: Examination of Desire and the Desirous One -- Chapter VII: Examination of Arising, Enduring, and Ceasing -- Chapter VIII: Examination of the Agent and Action -- Chapter IX: Examination of the Prior Entity -- Chapter X: Examination of Fire and Fuel -- Chapter XI: Examination of the Beginning and End -- Chapter XII: Examination of Suffering -- Chapter XIII: Examination of Compounded Phenomena -- Chapter XIV: Examination of Contact -- Chapter XV: Examination of Essence -- Chapter XVI: Examination of Bondage -- Chapter XVII: Examination of Action -- Chapter XVIII: Examination of the Self and Phenomena -- Chapter XIX: Examination of Time -- Chapter XX: Examination of Assemblage -- Chapter XXI: Examination of Becoming and Destruction -- Chapter XXII: Examination of the Tathāgata -- Chapter XXIII: Examination of Errors -- Chapter XXIV: Examination of the Four Noble Truths -- Chapter XXV: Examination of Nirvana -- Chapter XXVI: Examination of the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination -- Chapter XXVII: Examination of Views -- Prostration to the Teacher in Gratitude for His Kindness in Teaching -- Afterword -- Appendices -- Appendix I: Tibetan-English Glossary -- Appendix II: English-Tibetan Glossary -- Appendix III: English Translations of Works of Tsong khapa -- Appendix IV: Selected Bibliography of Works in English on Tsong khapa -- Bibliography
Index of Quotations and Citations -- A -- B -- C -- D -- G -- H -- K -- L -- M -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- Y -- General Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Tsong kha pa (14th-century) is arguably the most important and influential philosopher in Tibetan history. An Ocean of Reasoning is the most extensive and perhaps the deepest extant commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika (Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way), and it can be argued thatit is impossible to discuss Nagarjuna's work in an informed way without consulting it. It discusses alternative readings of the text and prior commentaries and provides a detailed exegesis, constituting a systematic presentation of Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophy. Despite its central importance,however, of Tsong kha pa's three most important texts, only An Ocean of Reasoning remains untranslated, perhaps because it is both philosophically and linguistically challenging, demanding a rare combination of abilities on the part of a translator. Jay Garfield and Ngawang Samten bring therequisite skills to this difficult task, combining between them expertise in Western and Indian philosophy, and fluency in Tibetan, Sanskrit, and English. The resulting translation of this important text will not only be a landmark contribution to the scholarship of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, butwill serve as a valuable companion volume to Jay Garfield's highly successful translation of The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Samten, Ngawang Ocean of Reasoning : A Great Commentary on N=ag=arjuna's Mūlamadhyamakak=arik=a New York : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c2006 9780195147322
Subject Nagarjuna
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Alt Author Garfield, Jay L
Tsong khapa, Tsong
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