The Adornment of the Middle Way

The Adornment of the Middle Way

By Shantarakshita; Padmakara Translation Group (Translator); Jamgon Mipham (Commentaries by)

Shambhala Publications, Paperback, 9781590304198, 446pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2010

Description
In the "Madhyamakalankara," Shantarakshita synthesized the views of Madhyamaka and Yogachara, the two great streams of Mahayana Buddhism. This was the last great philosophical development of Buddhist India.
In his brilliant and searching commentary, Mipham re-presented Shantarakshita to a world that had largely forgotten him, defending his position and showing how it should be understood in relation to the teaching of Chandrakirti. To do this, he subtly reassessed the Svatantrika-Prasangika distinction, thereby clarifying and rehabilitating Yogachara-Madhyamaka as a bridge whereby the highest philosophical view on the sutra level flows naturally into the view of tantra. Mipham's commentary has with reason been described as one of the most profound examinations of Madhyamaka ever written.


Praise For The Adornment of the Middle Way

“Padmakara has again succeeded in presenting a difficult original text in an accessible and accurate translation.”—Buddhadharma