My acts are irrevocable--Brian Bruya --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Because they have no essence...
Where are the doers of deeds
Absent among their conditions?
Imagine a magician
Who creates a creature
Who creates other creatures.
Acts I perform are creatures
Who create others.
here is an interview of Batchelor describing the method of his translating of this great philosophical work of Nagarjuna:
DV: How did you approach the translation given... Read more
I'm a huge fan of Stephen Batchelor's books. Although I thoroughly enjoyed this book, my only criticism is that I would have liked to have seen more discussion of each of the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tom T.
I find Stephen Batchelor's insights very helpful in my own journey. He has a refreshing honesty and realism about his approach to the path. Read morePublished 9 months ago by johnjayr
The author of "Verses from the Center" takes old texts and looks into the concept of "Emptiness" first mentioned by the Buddha, I think. Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by Frances Haas
Nagarjuna, Batchelor, the other reviewers and I share a common problem: our grasp of reality is hampered by our brains' conceptual and perceptual limitations. Read morePublished on December 27, 2009 by Norman Bearrentine
In some ways I agree with "Jim Williams" review, though I do not see this commentary as harshly as he does -- and I see Batchelor as I always do, as a commentator, not a teacher. Read morePublished on February 12, 2008 by Cat Smiles
Stephen Bachelor is an excellent translator and interpreter of Nargarjuna's wisdom. His prose is clear and accessible and his translation of Nargarjuna's poetry inspired. Read morePublished on February 1, 2006 by Patrick Deason
If you're interested in Nagarjuna, and his Mulamadhyamakakarika
then pick up a copy of "The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way";
which is a translation by Jay... Read more