Ocean of Reasoning: A Great Commentary on Nagarjuna's by Jay L. Garfield, Rje Tsong Khapa, Geshe Ngawang Samten

By Jay L. Garfield, Rje Tsong Khapa, Geshe Ngawang Samten

Tsong khapa (14th-15th centuries) is arguably crucial and influential thinker in Tibetan heritage. His Ocean of Reasoning is the main wide and maybe the inner most extant observation on N=ag=arjuna's M=ulamadhyamakak=arik=a (Fundamental knowledge of the center Way), and it may be argued that it truly is very unlikely to debate N=ag=arjuna's paintings in an educated method with out consulting it. It discusses replacement readings of the textual content and earlier commentaries and offers an in depth exegesis, constituting a scientific presentation of Madhyamaka Buddhist philosophy. regardless of its imperative value, even though, of Tsong khapa's 3 most vital texts, basically Ocean of Reasoning has beforehand remained untranslated, maybe since it is either philosophically and linguistically difficult, tough an extraordinary blend of skills at the a part of a translator. Jay L. Garfield and Geshe Ngawang Samten convey the considered necessary abilities to this tough job, combining among them services in Western and Indian philosophy, and fluency in Tibetan, Sanskrit, and English. The ensuing translation of this significant textual content isn't just a landmark contribution to the scholarship of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, yet may be worthwhile to scholars of Tibetan Buddhism and philosophy, who will now be ready to learn this paintings along N=ag=arjuna's masterpiece.

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Pratyekabuddhas are “independent realizers,” those who achieve nirvana on their own, through their own efforts. S´ra¯vakas, are transmitters—those who hear the teachings and also cause other to hear them. homage verses 27 compounded phenomena; however, “coming into existence dependently” is also presented as a meaning of “origination” in passages such as: Agent depends upon action; Action depends on the agent as well. Apart from dependent arising One cannot see any cause for their existence. [VIII: 12] Although this says that the agent exists depending on action, action is not the producer of the agent.

1 How this statement contains the content, purpose, and ultimate purpose of the treatise and their relation to each other I prostrate to the perfect Buddha, The best of all teachers, who taught that That which is dependent origination is Without cessation, without arising; 2. While it is clear that Tsong khapa has some particular text in mind in which this “careful editing” occurs, it is not clear what text this is, or what the editing in question comes to. 3. The Tibetan word for the Sanskrit “ka¯rika¯” is “tsig le’ur byas pa,” which can mean chapter as well.

With respect to the development and degeneration of things, arising and cessation are demonstrated; with respect to time, permanence and impermanence; with respect to destination, coming and going; with respect to relata, identity and difference are demonstrated. ” There is order: Cho¨ejin’s birth is at the beginning, and his death is at the end of his life. However, the order is reversed in order to demonstrate that if they existed in virtue of their own characteristics, the order would be irrelevant.

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