[INDOLOGY] Nagararjuna finger pointing to moon reference?

Jim Mallinson jim at khecari.com
Tue Mar 19 11:13:11 UTC 2013

Dear Dean,

The one passage I can find in the KSS that mentions Nāgārjuna (7.79-60) does not include this statement. It may of course be elsewhere in the text but not attributed to Nāgārjuna.

Yours, with best wishes,


On 19 Mar 2013, at 10:20, Stephen Hodge <s.hodge at PADMACHOLING.PLUS.COM> wrote:

> I have not time to check, but unless my memory is faulty (quite possible), isn't something like that found in the Kaa'syapa-parivarta ?
> Best wishes,
> Stephen Hodge
> From: "Jonathan Silk" <kauzeya at gmail.com
> I  can't answer your question, but I remember seeing this expression (it's
> been years and memory fades) in the Kathāsaritsāgara, a decidedly
> un-buddhist source....
>> Does anyone have the exact text reference for the statement attributed to
>> Nagarjuna that one should look to the moon, not the finger pointing to the
>> moon? In other words, the words of the teaching are not the same as their
>> realization.
> _______________________________________________
> INDOLOGY mailing list
> INDOLOGY at list.indology.info
> http://listinfo.indology.info

More information about the INDOLOGY mailing list