Dedicatory Verse

by Nagarjuna

English version by Jay L. Garfield
Original Language Sanskrit

I prostrate to the Perfect Buddha,
The best of teachers, who taught that
Whatever is depedently arisen is
Unceasing, unborn,
Unannihilated, not permanent,
Not coming, not going,
Without distinction, without identity,
And free from conceptual construction.

-- from The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika, by Nagarjuna / Translated by Jay L. Garfield

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