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  • Acharya Nagarjuna University is a relatively new public University compared to premier institutions like Andhra University, just coming out of its infancy, though compared to some other private and public funded universities in the region it is old, and one of the largest universities in the
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  • Educational situation in which the instructor and students are separated by time, location, or both.
  • Classes taught over satellite or local television, by video tape or CD ROM, through the Internet and by correspondence. Some may be regularly scheduled; others may be taken when most convenient for the student's schedule.
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  • (Acharya S) D. M. Murdock, better known by her pen name Acharya S, is an author and proponent of the Christ myth theory.Adventure Unlimited Press, rear cover of Murdock (1999) She has authored six books and operates a website named Truth be Known.
  • Acharya is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family.
  • (in India) A Hindu or Buddhist spiritual teacher or leader
  • In Indian religions and society, an acharya (IAST: ; ??????; Pali: acariya) is a guide or instructor in religious matters; founder, or leader of a sect;or a highly learned man or a title affixed to the names of learned men.
  • An influential mentor
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  • A point or part that is equally distant from all sides, ends, or surfaces of something; the middle
  • center(a): equally distant from the extremes
  • A pivot or axis of rotation
  • an area that is approximately central within some larger region; "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"
  • focus on: center upon; "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"
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The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Ngrjuna's Mlamadhyamakakrik
The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Ngrjuna's Mlamadhyamakakrik
The Buddhist saint N=ag=arjuna, who lived in South India in approximately the second century CE, is undoubtedly the most important, influential, and widely studied Mah=ay=ana Buddhist philosopher. His many works include texts addressed to lay audiences, letters of advice to kings, and a set of penetrating metaphysical and epistemological treatises. His greatest philosophical work, the M=ulamadhyamikak=arik=a--read and studied by philosophers in all major Buddhist schools of Tibet, China, Japan, and Korea--is one of the most influential works in the history of Indian philosophy. Now, in The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, Jay L. Garfield provides a clear and eminently readable translation of N=ag=arjuna's seminal work, offering those with little or no prior knowledge of Buddhist philosophy a view into the profound logic of the M=ulamadhyamikak=arik=a.
Garfield presents a superb translation of the Tibetan text of M=ulamadhyamikak=arik=a in its entirety, and a commentary reflecting the Tibetan tradition through which N=ag=arjuna's philosophical influence has largely been transmitted. Illuminating the systematic character of N=ag=arjuna's reasoning, Garfield shows how N=ag=arjuna develops his doctrine that all phenomena are empty of inherent existence, that is, than nothing exists substantially or independently. Despite lacking any essence, he argues, phenomena nonetheless exist conventionally, and that indeed conventional existence and ultimate emptiness are in fact the same thing. This represents the radical understanding of the Buddhist doctrine of the two truths, or two levels of reality. He offers a verse-by-verse commentary that explains N=ag=arjuna's positions and arguments in the language of Western metaphysics and epistemology, and connects N=ag=arjuna's concerns to those of Western philosophers such as Sextus, Hume, and Wittgenstein.
An accessible translation of the foundational text for all Mah=ay=ana Buddhism, The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way offers insight to all those interested in the nature of reality.

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The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Christ
Around the world over the centuries, much has been written about religion, its meaning, its relevance and contribution to humanity. In the West particularly, sizable tomes have been composed speculating upon the nature and historical background of one of the main characters of Western religions, Jesus Christ. Many have tried to dig into the precious few clues as to Jesus's identity and come up with a biographical sketch that either bolsters faith or reveals a more human side of this godman to which we can all relate. Obviously, considering the time and energy spent on them, the subjects of Christianity and its legendary founder are very important to the Western mind and culture, and increasingly to the rest of the world as well.

Despite all of this literature continuously being cranked out and the significance of the issue, in the public at large there remains a serious lack of formal and broad education regarding religion and mythology, and most individuals are highly uninformed in this area. Concerning the issue of Christianity, for example, the majority of people are taught in most schools and churches that Jesus Christ was an actual historical figure and that the only controversy regarding him is that some people accept him as the Son of God and the Messiah, while others do not. However, whereas this is the raging debate most evident in this field today, it is not the most important. Shocking as it may seem to the general populace, the most enduring and profound controversy in this subject is whether or not a person named Jesus Christ ever really existed.

Contents

Introduction
The Controversy
History and Positions of the Debate
"Pious Fraud"
The Proof
The Gnostics
Biblical Sources
Non-Biblical Sources
The Characters
The Major Players
Buddha
Buddha's Birth
Buddhist Crucifixion
Horus of Egypt
Mithra, Sun God of Persia
Mithra's "Virgin" Birth?
Mithra and the Twelve
Krishna of India
Krishna's "Virgin" Birth?
The Names of Krishna and Christ
Krishna's Solar Nature
Prometheus of Greece
The Creation of a Myth
The "Son" of God is the "Sun" of God
Etymology Tells the Story
The Book of Revelation is Egyptian and Zoroastrian
The "Patriarchs" and "Saints" are the Gods of Other Cultures
The "Disciples" are the Signs of the Zodiac
Was Jesus an Essene Master?
Qumran is Not an Essene Community
Was the New Testament Composed by Therapeuts?
Conclusion
Bibliography
Endnotes

Around the world over the centuries, much has been written about religion, its meaning, its relevance and contribution to humanity. In the West particularly, sizable tomes have been composed speculating upon the nature and historical background of one of the main characters of Western religions, Jesus Christ. Many have tried to dig into the precious few clues as to Jesus's identity and come up with a biographical sketch that either bolsters faith or reveals a more human side of this godman to which we can all relate. Obviously, considering the time and energy spent on them, the subjects of Christianity and its legendary founder are very important to the Western mind and culture, and increasingly to the rest of the world as well.

Despite all of this literature continuously being cranked out and the significance of the issue, in the public at large there remains a serious lack of formal and broad education regarding religion and mythology, and most individuals are highly uninformed in this area. Concerning the issue of Christianity, for example, the majority of people are taught in most schools and churches that Jesus Christ was an actual historical figure and that the only controversy regarding him is that some people accept him as the Son of God and the Messiah, while others do not. However, whereas this is the raging debate most evident in this field today, it is not the most important. Shocking as it may seem to the general populace, the most enduring and profound controversy in this subject is whether or not a person named Jesus Christ ever really existed.

Contents

Introduction
The Controversy
History and Positions of the Debate
"Pious Fraud"
The Proof
The Gnostics
Biblical Sources
Non-Biblical Sources
The Characters
The Major Players
Buddha
Buddha's Birth
Buddhist Crucifixion
Horus of Egypt
Mithra, Sun God of Persia
Mithra's "Virgin" Birth?
Mithra and the Twelve
Krishna of India
Krishna's "Virgin" Birth?
The Names of Krishna and Christ
Krishna's Solar Nature
Prometheus of Greece
The Creation of a Myth
The "Son" of God is the "Sun" of God
Etymology Tells the Story
The Book of Revelation is Egyptian and Zoroastrian
The "Patriarchs" and "Saints" are the Gods of Other Cultures
The "Disciples" are the Signs of the Zodiac
Was Jesus an Essene Master?
Qumran is Not an Essene Community
Was the New Testament Composed by Therapeuts?
Conclusion
Bibliography
Endnotes