Root Verses of the Middle Way (Mūlamadhyamikakārikā)

Root Verses of the Middle Way (Mūlamadhyamakakārikā) Part One

The Root Verses of the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamakakarika) by Nagarjuna is a classic Buddhist text that uses logic to challenge our assumptions about the nature of reality. Nagarjuna analyzes various phenomena we generally assume to be real, such as motion, cause and effect and the sense faculties. He also analyzes doctrines accepted by the tradition, such as the four Noble Truths. In each case, he shows that their reality is illusory, fabricated by our deluded minds. Studying this text as a philosophical treatise is an adventure in itself, but for those who practice meditation, it is the perfect complement to practice. Read more...

Root Verses of the Middle Way (Mūlamadhyamakakārikā) Part Two

This online course is the continuation of the first part of the Root Verses of the Middle Way by Nagarjuna. Root Verses of the Middle Way (Mulamadhyamakakarika) by Nagarjuna is a classic Buddhist text that uses logic to challenge our assumptions about the nature of reality. Nagarjuna analyzes various phenomena we generally assume to be real, such as motion, cause and effect and the sense faculties. He also analyzes doctrines accepted by the tradition, such as the four Noble Truths. In each case, he shows that their reality is illusory, fabricated by our deluded minds. Studying this text as a philosophical treatise is an adventure in itself, but for those who practice meditation, it is the perfect complement to practice. Read more...