Kheper Home | Buddhism Home | Mahayana Buddhism | Topics Index | New or Updated | Search

Madyamika Buddhism


Arya Nagarjuna - 200 AD,
the great founder of the Prasangika Madhyamika Tradition.
(Tibetan block print)
external linkBuddhist Artworkmirror (Australia)

The anti-metaphysical Madhyamika or dialectic school (literally, the "middle path", based on the teachings of the great Nagajuna, emphasises the negation of all possible phenomenal reality through a kind of logical reducto-ad-absurdum, in order to arrive at the ineffable absolute or Void (Shunyata) that is the only Reality.

Madyamika developed out of the earlier Prajnaparamita or "Perfection of Wisdom" Literature; mostly tedious and repetitious writings whose only redeeming factor was their constant exhortations to realise the ultimate nature of reality as Shunya, void or free of all particular characteristics.




Kheper index page
Topics index page
Buddhism Home
Mahayana Buddhism


Kheper Home | Buddhism Home | Mahayana Buddhism | Topics Index | New or Updated | Search


images not loading? | error messages? | broken links? | suggestions? | criticism?
contact me

page by M.Alan Kazlev
page revised 4 December 1999, last modified 12 July 2004