- Paperback: 868 pages
- Publisher: Wisdom Publications; 2nd edition (June 15, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0861713648
- ISBN-13: 978-0861713646
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,957,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dependent-Arising and Emptiness: A Tibetan Buddhist Interpretation of Madhyamika Philosophy Paperback – June 15, 1989
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"This work is academically rigorous and comprehensive, with meticulous attention to the subtleties of the Madhyamika view as formulated in the great tradition of Tsongkhapa. This is a wonderful resource for scholars and practitioners alike who wish to deepen their understanding of the way all phenomena arise as dependently related events. I recommend it wholeheartedly." (B. Alan Wallace, auithor of Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Up)
"Few works have stood the test of time the way that Dr. Napper's work has. After decades of scholarship on the theory and practice of emptiness in the West, Dependent Arising and Emptiness, because of its tremendous clarity and comprehensiveness, still stands out as one of the gems." (Jose Ignacio Cabezon, XIVth Dalai Lama Professor of Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies)
"Through a detailed study of Tsongkhapa's understanding of emptiness and his critiques of rival interpretations, Elizabeth Napper examines the Tibetan interpretation of Nagarjuna's highly influential Middle Way philosophy. Napper does not remain content with mere description, however; to assist the modern reader she brings the core of the debates into dialogue with contemporary philosophical literature on the relationship between logic, language, and reality. A must for anyone who is interested in Madhyamaka philosophy." (Thupten Jinpa, principal translator to H.H. the Dalai Lama and the author of Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy: Tsongkhapa's Quest for the Middle Way.)
About the Author
Elizabeth Napper received her PhD in Buddhist Studies from the University of Virginia in 1985. The editor of such books as Kindness, Clarity, and Insight by the Dalai Lama and Mind in Tibetan Buddhism, she is currently codirector of the Tibetan Nuns Project in Dharamsala, India.
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However, my praise goes to her for offering the backbone to the new edition of the LRCM (ASIN-1559391669), and at the same time delivering this book, which includes a superb translation of the 'interwoven' commentaries to the root text, and other salient pointers to the commentarial tradition of Wisdom in the Gelugpa monastary.
Hopefully, the book will be republished sometime!