Candrakirti, aka: Candrakīrti; 1 Definition(s)


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[Candrakirti in Buddhism glossaries]

Candrakirti (880-800 BCE) or Chandrakirti, a South Indian, was a Buddhist scholar of Nalanda. He was the disciple of Aryadeva II and not Aryadeva I. He founded a new school of Madhyamika philosophy known as Prasangika Madhyamika. He debated with Chandragomin at Nalanda for years. Chandrakirti defended Buddhapalita against Bhavaviveka. Chandrakirti also wrote a treatise on grammar known as “Samantabhadra-Vyakarana”.

(Source): The Chronological History of Buddhism

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