Verses from the Center: A Buddhist Vision of the Sublime
"Stephen Batchelor, turns his attention to the Buddha's central insight into the nature of things, and brings a new understanding of it to the West. Looking into this chaos of existence, Batchelor does not see it as something fearfully out of control, but recognizes it as a vision of the sublime. He brings his unique qualifications as scholar, teacher, translator, and former monk to the exploration of the history of this vision, and connects it to the vision of the sublime already embedded in Western poetry, literature, and culture. He also provides the reader with translations of the most important Buddhist poems written on the subject: those of the second-century philosopher-monk Nagarjuna."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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BirJh Were birth conditioned It would be born and live and die Like all
conditioned things. Were it unconditioned, How could it describe Conditioned
things? Does birth give birth To itself and something else Like light illuminates
Itself and ...
How can a child That's not yet born Give birth to itself? What has been born,
What's not yet born And what is being born Do not give birth. Everything
contingent Is naturally at ease. When everyone is dying, Can I be born and live?
Could I live ...
92 Birth. A translation of MMK 7 — Analysis of Birth, Abiding and Perishing. p. 94
Actors. A translation of MMK 8 — Analysis of Agent and Act. p. 96 Already. A
translation of MMK 9 — Analysis of the Presence of Something Prior. p. 98 Fire.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JamesBlake - LibraryThing
Not a literal, but a 'poetic translation', of verses composed by the second-century Buddhist Nagarjuna. The verses can bring instant insight if you're in the right frame of mind, or comletely baffle ... Read full review
Verses from the center: a Buddhist vision of the sublimeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The close here refers to a sacred place and the religious community that occupies it. In this memoir, Breyer (founder of the community-activist publication Who Cares) takes us to her close, the ... Read full review