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Nagarjuna's Precious Garland: Buddhist advice for living and liberation

by Jeffrey Hopkins (tr.)

In the Precious Garland, Nagarjuna offers intimate counsel on how to conduct one's life and construct social policy that reflects Buddhist ideals. The advice for personal happiness is concerned first with improving one's condition over the course of lifetimes and then with release from all types of suffering, culminating in Buddhahood.

Of all the religious writings of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, it could be said that Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life and Nagarjuna's Precious Garland together remain the foundational texts outlining the noble, selfless career of the Bodhisattva.
—Geshe Thupten Jinpa

A masterpiece of religious writing.
—The Middle Way

Recommended for all graduate and undergraduate library collections.
—Religious Studies Review

An excellent contribution to the study of Nagarjuna.
—Indian Journal of Buddhist Studies

Jeffrey Hopkins is a seminal and influential scholar of Tibetan Buddhism. Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, he is the author and translator of numerous books on Tibetan Buddhism. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and Vancouver, Canada.

Nagarjuna's Precious Garland: Buddhist advice for living and liberation

ISBN / Product Code: 9781559392747

Format: Paperback

Length: 284 pages

Size: 228 x 204mm

Availability: In stock

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