Clinging

The Buddhas teach that emptiness

Definitely eliminates all clinging to views,

But those who cling to the view of emptiness

Are said to be incorrigible. 

—Arya Nagarjuna, Mulamadhyamakarika 13.8

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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4 Responses to Clinging

  1. Dharma fool says:

    I wanted to find this quotation, so I did a search for “Nagarjuna” and a few keywords and the search brought me back here. 🙂

    Can you tell me where the Mulamadhyamakarika text you used here can be found? Is it online or in print?

    • Tashi Nyima says:

      There are several versions in print, and some online. Steven Batchelor has published his translation online here:
      http://www.stephenbatchelor.org/index.php/en/verses-from-the-center

      He translates this particular verse thus:

      13. 8. /rgyal ba rnams kyis stong pa nyid//lta kun nges par ‘byung bar gsungs//gang dag stong pa nyid lta ba//de dag bsgrub tu med par gsungs//

      13. 8. The Conquerors taught emptiness as the forsaking of all views. Those who view emptiness are taught to be without realisation [incurable/incorrigible].

  2. Sonam says:

    Thank you.

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