Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Fri Aug 6 14:13:58 CDT 1999
I think there are two seperate Nagarjunas. One is the Buddhist
philosopher (btw non-anything might be more accurate than non-dual) of
renown. The other is "siddha" Nagarjuna who is some kind of legendary
figure. I don't know too much about him. There is a town in Andhra
Pradesh called Nagarjunakonda. I wonder if it has any connection to one or
the other? To top it all off, I have read in a "Purana-style" work called
Gargasamhita which is well thought-off by Pushti Margis that one of the
six great kings of the Kaliyuga is called Nagarjuna. Which one of these
Nagarjunas is which?
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Greg Goode wrote:
> A while ago, someone posted some links about dualism and qualified
> non-dualism. I have a question about Nagarjuna that these URLs might be
> able to answer.
> Advaita-vedantins consider him a dualist, do they not? But in Tibetan
> Buddhism and other Mahayana schools, he's considered the father of non-dual
> philosophy because of his Mulamadhyamakakarika (Treatise on the Middle
> Way). Can someone offer pointers about why Advaitins see him as a
> dualist? Thanks!
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