Verses from the Center: A Buddhist Vision of the Sublime

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Riverhead Books, 2000 - Poetry - 181 pages
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The understanding of the nature of reality is the insight upon which the Buddha was able to achieve his own enlightenment. This vision of the sublime is the source of all that is enigmatic and paradoxical about Buddhism. In Verses from the Center, Stephen Batchelor explores the history of this concept and provides readers with translations of the most important poems ever written on the subject, the poems of 2nd century philosopher Nagarjuna.

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User Review  - Jeffrey Bumiller - Goodreads

Buddhist poetry with an existential tinge. Emptiness and contingency are the main subjects here. Contains a very lengthy and interesting introduction by Stephen Batchelor. Read full review

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very good book on the philosophy of emptiness Read full review

Contents

Verses from 1he Center
81
Walking
84
Seeing
86
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

A former Buddhist monk, Stephen Batchelor has written several books attempting to make Buddhist accessible and understandable to the Western reader. These books include The Awakening of the West: The Encounter of Buddhist and Western Culture, and Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening.

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