Dharmakīrti

[Revised entry by Tom Tillemans on September 22, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] The life of Dharmakīrti, a profound and rigorous philosopher of Indian Buddhism, is a
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[Revised entry by Tom Tillemans on September 22, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] The life of Dharmakīrti, a profound and rigorous philosopher of Indian Buddhism, is a subject of hagiography with little solid data upon which we can confidently rely.[1] If we go by Tibetan sources, he seems to have been born in South India and then to have moved to the great monastic university of Nālandā (in present day Bihar state) where he was supposedly in contact with other Buddhist luminaries, such as Dharmapāla...

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