In Praise Of Dharmadhatu


Nagarjuna is famous in the West for his works not only on Madhyamaka but his poetic collection of praises, headed by In Praise of Dharmadhatu. This book explores the scope, contents, and significance of Nagarjuna’s scriptural legacy in India and Tibet, focusing primarily on the title work. The translation of Nagarjuna’s hymn to Buddha nature—here called Dharmadhatu—shows how Buddha nature is temporarily obscured by adventitious stains in ordinary sentient beings gradually uncovered through the path of Bodhisattvas and finally revealed in full bloom as Buddhahood. These themes are explored at a deeper level through a Buddhist history of mind’s luminous nature and a translation of the text’s earliest and most extensive commentary by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284–1339), supplemented by relevant excerpts from all other available commentaries.

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