Nāgārjuna | Works & Life

Nāgārjuna | Life & Works

The Indian philosopher Nāgārjuna (c. 150 – c. 250 CE) is probably the single most important Buddhist philosopher. Nothing reliable is known about his life; modern scholars do not accept the traditional account whereby Nāgārjuna lived for some 600 years and became a Tantric wonderworker (siddha), although it is believed that Nāgārjuna was the teacher of Āryadeva. There is a number of works attributed to

Letter to a Friend | Nāgārjuna

Letter to a Friend by Nāgārjuna (c. 150 – c. 250 CE). The Triumphant has proclaimed 6 (objects) for continual mindfulness: a) the Buddhas, b) the Dharma, c) the Saṅgha, d) generous giving, e) ethical discipline, and f) the gods. - Be continually mindful of the mass of good qualities of these. Always entrust yourself, with body, speech, and mind, to the 10 pathways of

The Path of Easy Practice | Nāgārjuna

The Path of Easy Practice | by Bodhisattva Nāgārjuna from The Ninth Chapter of the Discourse on the Ten Stages (Translated from Chinese by Hisao Inagaki) The Path of Difficult Practice and the Path of Easy Practice To the practitioners of Mahāyāna, the Buddha said: To make vows and seek the Path to Buddhahood is a task harder than lifting the whole universe. Just as

The Twelve Adorations of Amida Buddha was written by Bodhisattva Nagarjuna (c. 2nd –3rd CE), the first of the Seven Patriarchs of Jōdo Shinshū Buddhism. It expresses eloquently the depth of Nagarjuna’s gratitude to Amida Buddha, whom he regards and venerates as a true and real Buddha. Before Amida Buddha, whom Devas and men worship, I humble myself in deepest reverence. In His wondrous Land