Chandrakirti

{{cjkv|t=月稱|p=Yuèchēng|j=Gesshō}}; {{bo|t=ཟླ་བ་གྲགས་པ་|w=zla ba grags pa|l=tàwa ʈʰàʔpa}} Chandrakirti (; ; , meaning "glory of the moon" in Sanskrit) or "Chandra" was a Buddhist scholar of the madhyamaka school and a noted commentator on the works of Nagarjuna () and those of his main disciple, Aryadeva. He wrote two influential works on madhyamaka, the ''Prasannapadā'' and the ''Madhyamakāvatāra''.}}

Chandrakirti does not seem to have been very influential during the 7th to 10 centuries, and his works were never translated into Chinese.}} However, by the 11th and 12th centuries, his work became influential in the north, especially in Kashmir and in Tibet. Over time, Chandrakirti became a major source for the study of madhyamaka philosophy in Tibetan Buddhism.}}

As noted by Kevin A. Vose, Chandrakirti is seen by many Tibetan Buddhists as offering "the most thorough and accurate vision of Nāgārjuna's emptiness, which, in turn, most fully represents the final truth of the Buddha's teaching." He is considered by Tibetans to be the main exponent of what they term the "Prāsaṅgika" sub-school of madhyamaka. However, this doxographical categorization only arose in Tibet during the 12th century. Provided by Wikipedia
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