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Nagarjuna: Religious and Philosophic Treatises Nagarjuna: Religious and Philosophic Treatises

Valery Androsov

Nagarjuna: Religious and Philosophic Treatises

Vostochnaya literatura

Moskva, 2000, 799 pages

ISBN: 5-02-018115-3

Contents

Preface (G. M Bongard-Leviri)
Introduction
Religious and Philosophic Treatises
Chapter 1. NAGARJUNA’S LIFE AND TEXTUAL ACTIVITY
Nagarjuna’s Hagiography
Textual Legacy of Nagarjuna
Ancient Authors on Nagarjuna
Kumarajiva. “The Life of Nagarjuna”
Bu-ston on Nagarjuna (Extracts from “History of Buddhism”)
Taranatha on Nagarjuna (Extracts from “History of Buddhism in India”)
Chapter 2. GOODWILL MESSAGE TO LAITY
“Friendly Epistle” (Suhril-lekha)
I. Brief Review
II. Translation. Commentary
“Precious Stanzas” (Ratna-avali)
I. Brief Review HI
II. Translation. Commentary
Chapter 3. POLEMICS WITH OPPONENTS
“The Refutation of the Creator’s Idea” (Ishvara-kartritva-nirakritir...)
I.Brief Review
II.Translation. Commentary
“The Examination of Disagreements” (Vigraha-vyavartani)
I. Brief Review
II. Translation. Commentary
Chapter 4. PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIDDLENESS-MADHYAMAKA SCHOOL
“Seventy Stanzas about Voidness” (Shunyata-saptati)
I. Brief Review
II. Translation. Commentary
“Establishment of Convention” (Vyavahara-siddhi)
I. Brief Review
II. Translation. Commentary
“Twenty Verses on the Great Vehicle” (Mahayana-vimshika)
I. Brief Review
II. Translation. Commentary
Chapter 5. MEDITATIVE PHILOSOPHY IN “FOUR HYMNS FOR BUDDHA” (CATUH-STAVA)
I. Brief Review
II. Translation. Commentary
I. The Hymn to the Buddha that Overpassed the World of Beings (Lokatita-stava)
II. The Hymn to the Incomparable Buddha (Niraupamya-stava)
III. The Hymn to the Inconceivable Buddha (Acintya-stava)
IV. The Hymn to the Supreme Buddha (Paramartha-stava).
Chapter 6. THE BUDDHA TEACHING IN GENERAL
“The Doctrinal Corpus of the Law” (Dharma-sangraha)
I. Brief Review
II. Lists (Matrikas) in Three Languages
III. Sanskrit Text, Tibetan and Russian Translations,
Commentary
IV. Index of Sanskrit Terms
Supplement
The Diamond Sutra (Arya-vajra-cchedika prajna-paramita-sutra)
I. Brief Review
II. Translation. Commentary
The Buddhist Dictionary (Indo-Tibetan and Russian Buddhism)
Bibliography
The List of Reductions in the Text
The List of Bibliographic Reductions
The Literature
Summary

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