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Sakya Paṇḍita [sa skya paṇ ḍi ta]

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[New Entry by Jonathan C. Gold on December 1, 2017.] Sakya Paṇḍita (Sa-skya Paṇḍita Kun-dga' Rgyal-mtshan, 1182 - 1251, abbreviated Sapaṇ) is one of Tibet's greatest and most influential philosophers. He is the intellectual giant of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, famous among Tibetans for his learning - signified in his honorific title meaning "Paṇḍit from Sakya". His knowledge was broad, but his expertise is most noted in the areas of epistemology (pramāṇa), which included significant...

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