84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཟླ་བ་གྲགས་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    ཟླ་བ་གྲགས་པ།

    zla ba grags pa

    Candrakīrti

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Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Candrakīrti
  • ཟླ་བ་གྲགས་པ།
  • zla ba grags pa
  • Candrakīrti

The famed seventh-century Indian Buddhist master known most for his Madhyamaka treatises commenting on the works of the second- to third-century master Nāgārjuna. In Tibet, where Candrakīrti’s exegetical writings form the foundation for the study of Indian Madhyamaka thought, he is celebrated as a proponent of the Prāsaṅgika Madhyamaka approach in particular.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Candrakīrti
  • ཟླ་བ་གྲགས་པ།
  • zla ba grags pa
  • Candrakīrti

A prominent seventh-century master of the Madhyamaka (Middle Way) tradition.

Translation by Robert A. F. Thurman
  • Candrakīrti
  • ཟླ་བ་གྲགས་པ།
  • zla ba grags pa
  • Candrakīrti

(c. sixth century). The most important Mādhyamika philosopher after Nāgārjuna and Āryadeva, he refined the philosophical methods of the school to such a degree that later members of the tradition considered him one of the highest authorities on the subject of the profound nature of reality.