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The Madhyamakāvatāra is a text by Candrakirti (600–c. 650) on the Middle Way school (Mādhyamaka). It is a commentary on the meaning of Nagarjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā and also the Daśabhūmikasūtra-śāstra.
The Madhyamakāvatāra relates the Mādhyamaka doctrine of 'emptiness' (śūnyatā) to the 'spiritual discipline' (sadhana) of a Bodhisattva. The Madhyamakāvatāra contains eleven chapters, where each addresses one of the 'ten perfections' (pāramitā) fulfilled by Bodhisattvas as they traverse the 'ten stages' (bhūmi) to Buddhahood, which is the final chapter.
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The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
2g) How a newly born joy is produced in these < [Part 2 - The essence]
Part 3c.2 - How to establish samadhi by becoming familiar with this < [B. The gradation of powers of those who meditate into high, middle, and low]
Part 2e - What follows from the freedoms and favors being so difficult to attain < [A. The general explanation of being free and well favored, so difficult to obtain]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 1 - Pretas (hungry ghosts) and water < [Chapter XLVI - Venerating with the Roots of Good]
Note (2). The ten Bodhisattva grounds or abodes < [Chapter XX - (2nd series): Setting out on the Mahāyāna]
Introduction to first volume < [Introductions]
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)