Nagarjuna

c.100 - 200 AD

A Quote by Nagarjuna on buddhism, emptiness, anatta, and not-self

My acts are irrevocable
Because they have no essence...
Where are the doers of deeds
Absent among their conditions?
Imagine a magician
Who creates a creature
Who creates other creatures.
Acts I perform are creatures
Who create others.

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Nagarjuna on desire, attachment, buddhism, and acceptance

There is pleasure when a sore is scratched,
But to be without sores is more pleasurable still.
Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires,
But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

Source: http://www.thezensite.com/ZenEssays/Nagarjuna/Garland_of_Ratnavali.html

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Nagarjuna on peace, love, divinity, dignity, meditation, buddha, serenity, calm, and joy

In peace there is profundity
from which the highest respect arises
from respect comes power and command
therefore observe peace.
                                                           

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

Source: Nagarjuna

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A Quote by Nagarjuna on buddhism and existence

A person is not earth, not water,
Not fire, not wind, not space,
Not consciousness, and not all of them.
What person is there other than these?

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

Source: can't remember... some little intro book about Buddhism

Contributed by: Aimless

A Quote by Nagarjuna on truth, buddhism, and equanimity

Ultimate serenity is the coming to rest of all ways of taking things, the repose of named things; no truth has been taught by a Buddha for anyone, anywhere.

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Nagarjuna on compassion and non-dualism

Just as the grammarian makes one study grammar,
A Buddha teaches according to the tolerance of his students;
Some he urges to refrain from sins, others to do good,
Some to rely on dualism, other on non-dualism;
And to some he teaches the profound,
The terrifying, the practice of enlightenment,
Whose essence is emptiness that is compassion

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

Source: The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience, Pages: 250

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Nagarjuna on effort and praise

Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

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A Quote by Nagarjuna on misery

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The logs of wood which move down the river together Are driven apart by every wave. Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery.

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

Contributed by: Zaady

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