Nagarjuna

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Nagarjuna
Gowden statue o Nagarjuna at Samye Ling Monastery.
Born ca. 150 CE
Soothren Indie[1]
Dee'd ca. 250 CE
Indie
Occupation Buddhist teacher an filosopher
Kent for Creditit wi foondin the Madhyamaka schuil o Mahāyāna Buddhism.
Releegion Buddhist

Nāgārjuna (Devanagari: नागार्जुन, Telugu: నాగార్జున, Tibetan: ཀླུ་སྒྲུབ་ klu sgrub, Cheenese: 龍樹, Japanese: 龍樹 Ryūju, Sinhala නාගර්ජුන) (ca. 150–250 CE) is widely considered ane o the maist important Buddhist filosophers efter the historical Buddha.[2] Alang wi his disciple Āryadeva, he is considered tae be the foonder o the Madhyamaka schuil o Mahāyāna Buddhism. Nāgārjuna is an aa creditit wi developin the filosofie o the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtras an, in some soorces, wi havin revealed these scripturs in the warld, havin recovered them frae the nāgas (dragons). Furthermair, he is tradeeitionally supposed tae hae written several treatises on rasayana alchemy as well as servin a term as the heid o Nālandā Varsity.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Kalupahana, David. A History of Buddhist Philosophy. 1992. p. 160
  2. Garfield, Jay L. (1995), The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, Oxford: Oxford University Press