Title: NAGARJUNA’S LETTER TO A FRIEND
Secondary Title: With Commentary by Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche
Description: The great Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna wrote his celebrated poem Letter to a Friend as a gift of advice to a South Indian king, and it has since become a monument in the Indian shastra tradition. Despite its short length (only 123 verses), it covers the entire Mahayana path, combining a practical approach to daily conduct with a theoretical exposition of the different stages leading to enlightenment. It has thus been an ideal source for many of Tibet’s greatest scholars seeking a scriptural authority to enhance their own descriptions of the Buddhist path.
In addition to a new English translation of the poem presented alongside the original Tibetan, this book includes commentary and a structural outline by the great twentieth-century scholar Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche.
This book includes the root text ‘Letter to a Friend’ and the commentary ‘The Nectar-like Words of the Teacher’.
Commentary: Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche
Translator: Padmakara Translation Group
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications
Edition Print: 2013