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Texts related to the Madhyamakāvatāra (dbu ma la ’jug pa), or Introduction to the Middle Way, by Candrakīrti:
Almost certainly written in 1958, this brief text in verse summarizes Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa's approach to Prāsaṅgika Madhyamaka based on his interpretation of Candrakīrti's Introduction to the Middle Way (Madhyamakāvatāra).
In this teaching, translated from an audio recording, Khenchen Namdrol Tsering explains the background to Candrakīrti's classic work by discussing the texts of the 'collection (or corpus) of reasoning' (rigs tshogs) attributed to Nāgārjuna, the great philosopher and founder of the Madhyamaka tradition.
This introduction to the teaching of Candrakīrti's Madhyamakāvatāra explains how the text provides an introduction (avatāra) to the most important Middle Way treatise, namely the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā of Nāgārjuna.