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Chandrakirti (Skt. Candrakīrti; Tib. ཟླ་བ་གྲགས་པ་, Dawa Drakpa; Wyl. zla ba grags pa) — a renowned Indian scholar who was born in the early seventh century. He is the author of Introduction to the Middle Way (Tib. དབུ་མ་ལ་འཇུག་པ་, Uma la jukpa, Wyl. dbu ma la 'jug pa ), Clear Words (Tib. ཚིག་གསལ་, Tsik sal, Wyl. tshig gsal ) and other key works of the Prasangika Madhyamika.


His major writings include:

Further Reading

  • Cesare Rizzi, Candrakīrti (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1988).
  • David Seyfort Ruegg, The Literature of the Madhyamaka School of Philosophy in India (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1981).
  • Kevin A. Vose, Resurrecting Candrakirti—Disputes in the Tibetan Creation of Prasangika (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2008).
  • Lobsang N. Tsonawa, Indian Buddhist Pandits from The Jewel Garland of Buddhist History (Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1985).

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