"Over twenty-five hundred years ago, the Buddha described the inconceivable, perfectly pure true nature of reality in his teachings on Transcendent Wisdom (Sanskrit: Prajnaparamita). Some five centuries later, the noble protector Nagarjuna, in his seminal text The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, summarized these vast teachings of the Buddha and used logical reasoning to prove the validity of the Buddha's words. Entering the Middle Way is the glorious Chandrakirti's explanation of the meaning of Nagarjuna's work. Its sixth chapter, which constitutes the majority of the text, has four main sections: an explanation of how in genuine reality phenomena do not truly arise; a refutation of the Mind-Only (Sanskrit: Chittamutra) School's assertion that mind truly exists; a refutation of the true existence of the personal self; and an explanation of the sixteen types of emptiness taught by the Buddha in the Transcendent Wisdom sutras. In the course of his treatise, composed in succinct verse form, Chandrakirti clarifies the ultimate meaning of the Buddha's Transcendent Wisdom teachings. The Eighth Karmapa, Mikyö Dorje, one of the most erudite and prolific scholars of the Karma Kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, elaborates on the meaning of these verses in a commentary that he proclaims to contain the key to gaining the realization achieved by all the enlightened masters of the past, present, and future."--p. .