The Dialectical Method of Nagarjuna - Vigrahavyavartani

The Dialectical Method of Nagarjuna - Vigrahavyavartani

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Author: Kamleshwar Bhatrtracharya
Editor(s): E H Johnston / Arnold Kunst
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 143
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-208-0215-2


Though only a minor work in form as regards its contexts the Vigrahavyavartani is a fundamental text of Madhyamaka as well as of the early Indian dialectical tradition. Not only does it admirably illustrate the dialectical method followed by Nagarjuna the founder of the school but it also clarifies the idea of Voidness which has been so often misunderstood not only in modern times and abroad but in India itself and in Nagarjuna`s own time. Long lost in India this text was frotunately discovered by Rahula Sankrtyayana in a Tibetan monastery.