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Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way With Commentary by Gyel-Tsap

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ISBN-10: 1559393025

ISBN-13: 9781559393027

Edition: N/A

Authors: Geshe Sonam Rinchen, Ruth Sonam

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Gyel-tsap Dar-ma-rin-chen states that Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas was written to explain how, according to Nagarjuna, the practice of the stages of vogic deeds enables those with Mahayana motivation to attain Buddhahood. Both Nagarjuna and Aryadeva urge those who want to understand reality to induce direct experience of ultimate truth through philosophic inquiry and reasoning. Aryadeva's text is more than a commentary on Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Middle Way, because it also explains the extensive paths associated with conventional truths. The Four Hundred Stanzas is one of the fundamental works of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy, and Gyel-tsap's commentary is arguably the most complete…    
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List price: $39.95
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.91" wide x 8.98" long x 1.14" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

George Ames Plimpton was born March 18, 1927. He was educated first at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and then spent four years at Harvard majoring in English and editing the Harvard Lampoon, followed by two at King's College, Cambridge. Before he left for Cambridge, he served as a tank driver in Italy for the U.S. Army from 1945 through 1948. After graduation, at about 27 years of age, Plimpton went with his friends to Paris. There they founded the Paris Review in 1953 and published poetry and short story writers and did interviews. In the '50s, Plimpton and staff came to New York, where they kept the Review going for half a century. The Review has published over 150 issues.…    

Madhyamika and Its Implications
Aryadeva's Life
Aryadeva's Works
The Four Hundred Stanzas
Ba-tsap's Life
Candrakirti's Commentary
Tibetan Commentaries on The Four Hundred
Gyel-tsap's Life and Works
Gyel-tsap's Commentary
Summary of Gyel-tsap's Commentary on The Four Hundred
The Translation
Technical Note
Gyel-Tsap's Commentary on the Four Hundred Stanzas
Abandoning Belief in Permanence
Abandoning Belief in Pleasure
Abandoning Belief in Cleanness
Abandoning Pride
Bodhisattva Deeds
Abandoning Disturbing Emotions
Abandoning Attachment to Sense Objects
Thoroughly Preparing the Student
Refuting Permanent Functional Phenomena
Refuting Misconceptions of the Self
Refuting Truly Existent Time
Refuting Wrong Views
Refuting Truly Existent Sense Organs and Objects
Refuting Extreme Conceptions
Refuting Truly Existent Characteristics
Refuting Remaining Counter-Arguments
The Colophon
Gyel-tsap's Topical Outline