Najarguna, Philosophy of Emptiness and Co-emergent Origination, [Nagardżuna, Filozofia pustki i współzależnego wyłaniania], tr. Artur Przybysławski, Wydawnictwo Marek Derewiecki, Kęty 2014.
The book contains the first Polish translations of Nagarjuna's texts preserved only in the Tibetan language. They present the foundations of Mahayana philosophy that are common to all later schools of Buddhism. Collected together they form an introduction to the Nagarjunian philosophy of emptiness and co-emergent origination by portraying them in as many aspects as in his main philosophical treatise Mūlamadhyamakakārikā. These texts examine in more detail the problems outlined in his most famous work. Two texts published here provide in particular the opportunity to delve deep into Nagarjunian philosophy since he also provides an auto-commentary on them as the background of his thought. In particular, the text Emptiness (70 stanzas) is of special interest since he refutes his opponents who criticised his main treatise and also goes deeper into the relevant topics. These fundamental issues are discussed in all of the six texts translated here creating a rich tapestry of philosophy of the middle way in its Mahayanistic sources.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Nagarjuna and his treatises on emptiness and co-emergent originantion
1) Nagarjuna as a legend of Buddhist philosophy
2) Introduction to the philosophy of emptiness and co-emergent origination
3) Philological remarks
Mahayana (20 stanzas)
The Essence of co-emergent origination
Explanation of the Essence of co-emergent origination
Reasoning (60 stanzas)
Emptiness (70 stanzas)
A Commentary on Emptiness (70 stanzas)
Editions of the originals
Dictionary of important terms