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The Middle

 

Jam-yang-shay-pa's Great Exposition of The Middle

Jules Levinson, What does Chandrakīrti Add to Nāgārjuna’s Treatise?: Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Great Exposition of the Middle: Beginning 1, 180 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, October 2015).

Craig Preston, Meaning of “The Manifest,” Vessels for the Teaching of Emptiness, Nāgārjuna’s Lives, and Ten Samenesses: Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Great Exposition of the Middle: Chapter Six, Introduction, 161 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, June 2015).

Jongbok Yi, The Opposite of Emptiness in the Middle Way Autonomy School: Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Great Exposition of the Middle: Chapter Six, 183 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, 2014).

Jongbok Yi, The Opposite of Emptiness in the Middle Way Consequence School: Jam-yang-shay-pa’s Great Exposition of the Middle: Chapter Six, 80 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, June 2016).

The section on opposite of the consequences and commonly appearing subjects in Jam-yang-shay-pa's Great Exposition of the Middle: in Jeffrey Hopkins, Meditation on Emptiness. (London: Wisdom Publications, 1983; rev. ed., Boston, Ma.: Wisdom Publications, 1996), 455-530.

Translation and analysis of the section on opposite of the consequences and commonly appearing subjects in Jam-yang-shay-pa's Great Exposition of the Middle: in Jeffrey Hopkins, Where is the Middle? Two Views of Emptiness in the Middle Way: Autonomy and Consequence Schools (in progress).

Translation and analysis of the section on the two truths in Jam-yang-shay-pa's Great Exposition of the Middle in Guy Newland, The Two Truths (Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications, 1992).

Ngag-wang-lek-den's expansive lectures on topics in Chandrakirti's Supplement to (Nagarjuna's) "Treatise on the Middle" Spring-July 1971 at Tibet House, Cambridge, Wisconsin, Tibetan translated into English by Jeffrey Hopkins. The lectures are from the viewpoint of Tsong-kha-pa's Illumination of the Thought and Jam-yang-shay-pa's Great Exposition of the Middle.

Ngag-wang-lek-den teaching Jam-yang-shay-pa's Great Exposition of the Middle to Jeffrey Hopkins (Tibetan only)

 

Tsong-kha-pa on The Middle

Jeffrey Hopkins, Emptiness in the Middle Way School of Buddhism: Mutual Reinforcement of Understanding Dependent-Arising and Emptiness, Dynamic Responses to Tsong-kha-pa’s The Essence of Eloquence, Volume 4; 525 pp. (UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, June 2015).

Translation of chapters 1-5 in Tsong-kha-pa's Extensive Explanation of (Chandrakirti's) "Supplement to (Nagarjuna's) 'Treatise on the Middle'": Illumination of the Thought from Jeffrey Hopkins. Compassion in Tibetan Buddhism, 93-230. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications, 1980 (no longer available from publisher). PDF of translation available here..

Translation by Jeffrey Hopkins and Anne Klein of the beginning of Chapter 6 in Tsong-kha-pa's Extensive Explanation of (Chandrakirti's) "Supplement to (Nagarjuna's) 'Treatise on the Middle'": Illumination of the Thought covering Tsong-kha-pa's commentary on the first seven stanzas of chapter 6 in Chandrakirti's Supplement to (Nagarjuna's) "Treatise on the Middle". From Anne C. Klein, Path to the Middle: Madhyamaka Philosophy in Tibet: The Oral Scholarship of Kensur Yeshay Tupden. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1994, 147-184. PDF of translation available here.

Translation of the immediately following section in Chapter 6 on stating how reality is set out in scripture and identifying what is discordant with knowing suchness: Jeffrey Hopkins. Tsong-kha-pa's Final Exposition of Wisdom. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2008.

Translation of a portion of Tsong-kha-pa's Great Exposition of Special Insight rom the Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path by Elizabeth Napper (Dual Language). DOWNLOAD HERE.

 

Materials From Other Authors

Translation of the section on compassion in Jay-tsun Cho-kyi-gyel-tsen's (1469-1546) Eloquent Explanation Adorning the Throats of the Fortunate: General Meaning Commentary Clarifying Difficult Points in (Tsong-kha-pa's) "Illumination of the Thought: Explanation of (Chandrakirti's) 'Supplement to (Nagarjuna's) Treatise on the Middle'". From Guy Newland. Compassion: A Tibetan Analysis: A Buddhist Monastic Textbook. London: Wisdom Publications, 1984. No longer available from publisher. DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE BOOK HERE.

Jam-pal-shen-pen's Meditations on Chandrakirti's Supplement to (Nagarjuna's) "Treatise on the Middle" (11 files but 7-8 missing) (audio recordings at UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies, Summer 1980, Tibetan with English translation by Jeffrey Hopkins). Jam-pal-shen-pen, of Jang-tse College of Ga-den Monastic University, follows the textbooks of Jay-tzun Cho-kyi-gyel-tsen

Ye-she-tup-ten's commentary on the beginning of the sixth chapter of Tsong-kha-pa's Extensive Explanation of (Chandrakirti's) "Supplement to (Nagarjuna's) 'Treatise on the Middle'": Illumination of the Thought (dbu ma la 'jug pa'i rgya cher bshad pa dgongs pa rab gsal): Anne C. Klein, Path to the Middle: Madhyamaka Philosophy in Tibet: The Oral Scholarship of Kensur Yeshay Tupden. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York Press, 1994.

 

Related Materials

Tshul-trim-phun-tshok and Ye-she-thap-khe debating Sublime Continuum topics at Bodh Gaya, India, January 23, 1982 (Tibetan only)

Jeffrey Hopkins’ lecture on two truths at Bodh Gaya, India, January 25, 1982.