Candrakirti, aka: Candrakīrti; 2 Definition(s)
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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Candrakīrti (चन्द्रकीर्ति).—A Jain grammarian of the twelfth century A.D. who has written a commentary named Subodhini on the Sarasvata Vyakaraha.Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
General definition (in Buddhism)
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: academia.edu: The Chronological History of Buddhism
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Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
Text Section 186 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Sections 302-306 / Stanza 36 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
Text Section 40 < [Khenpo Chöga’s Oral Explanations]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 2 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 19 - The Dialectic of Nāgārjuna and the Vedānta Dialectic < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 1 - The World-Appearance < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Part 20 - Dialectical criticisms of Śāntarakṣita and Kamalaśīla (a.d. 760) < [Chapter XI - The Śaṅkara School of Vedānta (continued)]
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
The Samṛddhi-sūtra < [Chapter XLVIII - The Eighteen Emptinesses]
Appendix 8 - The Catuḥśataka (the four hundreds) by Āryadeva < [Chapter XXXVI - The eight recollections (anusmṛti or anussati)]
Appendix 9 - The first Madhyamika authors (Nāgārjuna, Āryadeva, Rāhulabhadra) < [Chapter XXXVI - The eight recollections (anusmṛti or anussati)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 5: Story of Śāntimatī < [Chapter III - Eighth incarnation as Vajrāyudha]
Part 3: Origin of the Harivaṃśa < [Chapter VII - Śrī Munisuvratanāthacaritra]
Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (by Nāgārjuna)
The Buddhist Philosophy of Universal Flux (by Satkari Mookerjee)