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Letter from a Friend

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Letter from a Friend
The Three Earliest Editions of Nagarjuna's Suhṛllekha
By Arya Nagarjuna

As translated by Tripitaka Master Gunavarman      (ca 425 ce)

As translated by Tripitaka Master Sanghavarman   (ca 450 ce) 

As translated by Tripitaka Master Yijing                (ca 675 ce)

Ārya Nāgārjuna’s Letter from a Friend (Suhṛllekha) is a short discourse composed in the form of a royal-advisory letter presented by a spiritual teacher to the king of his country. Although Ārya Nāgārjuna has certainly written many other texts which are more metaphysically abstruse and doctrinally encyclopedic than this Letter from a Friend, this text is in fact one of the most accessible, appropriate, and useful basic Buddhist instruction manuals available to the Western student of Dharma.

English translations and notes by Bhikshu Dharmamitra. Includes facing-page source text in both traditional and simplified scripts.
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184 pages, paper, 6" x 9"

ISBN: 978-1-935413-06-6

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Contents, Outline, Introduction; The First Fifty Stanzas

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