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Lokātītastava (T. 'jig rten las 'das par bstod pa འཇིག་རྟེན་ལས་འདས་པར་བསྟོད་པ་), or "In Praise of the Supramundane One," is a philosophical work by Nagarjuna written in the form of praise for the Buddha.[1] It belongs to Nagarjuna's Collection of Praises.[1]

The text consists of 26 verses (in the translation by Thupten Jinpa).

The Princeton Dictionary states:

The first part of the text refutes the independent existence of the aggregates (skandha) that constitute the person; the second part of the text refutes the ultimate existence of the world; and the third part states that the knowledge of emptiness (śūnyatā) leads to liberation. The content of the work accords with that of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā, although here, the Buddha is addressed directly and quoted in many of the stanzas.[1]


Alternate translations of the title

  • Hymn to (the Buddha) - The World Transcendent (Thupten Jinpa)
  • In Praise of the Supramundane One (Princeton Dictionary)
  • Praise of the Supramundane (Rangjung Yeshe wiki)


Further reading

  • Master of Wisdom, Writings of the Buddhist Master Nagarjuna, translations by Christian Lindtner, Dharma Publishing, 1986