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By zong-ka-úa

This passage comes from the Special Insight chapter of the Middling Exposition of the Stages of the Path, lam rim 'bring, P6002, Vols. 152-52.


(The second, how the mode of commenting on NÓgÓrjuna’s thought arose, has six parts, the first of which is: an identification of the model MÓdhyamikas:) Since Ôryadeva is taken to be as valid as the master [NÓgÓrjuna] by the great MÓdhyamikas such as the masters BuddhapÓlita, BhÓvaviveka, ChandrakŃrti, ShÓntarak¨hita, and so forth, both the father [NÓgÓrjuna] and his spiritual son [Ôryadeva] are sources for the other MÓdhyamikas. Therefore, earlier [Tibetans rightly] called those two "the MÓdhyamikas of the model texts" and called the others "partisan MÓdhyamikas".


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