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Buddha - Mahāyāna Buddhism - Nāgārjuna

Identifier

014174

Type of spiritual experience

Background

Nāgārjuna (Sanskrit: नागार्जुन, Telugu: నాగార్జునుడు, Tibetan: ཀླུ་སྒྲུབ་, Wylie: klu sgrub Chinese: 龍樹; pinyin: Lóngshù, 龍樹 (Ryūju?), Sinhala: නාගර්ජුන, c. 150 – c. 250 CE) is widely considered one of the most important Buddhist philosophers after Gautama Buddha. Along with his disciple Āryadeva, he is considered to be the founder of the Madhyamaka school of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Nāgārjuna is also credited with developing the philosophy of the Prajñāpāramitā sūtras and, in some sources, with having revealed these scriptures in the world, having recovered them from the nāgas (snake-people)

A description of the experience

Nagarjuna – The Mahadhyamika – sastra

There is no birth
Nor is there death
There is no beginning
Nor is there any ending
Nothing is identical with itself
Nor is there any diversification
Nothing comes into existence
Nor does anything go out of existence

The source of the experience

Buddha

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