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Philosophical Literature: South Asia
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Kamalaśīla (740–795 ce?), one of the most outstanding figures in the history of Indian Buddhism, composed and glossed works on logic, epistemology, and Madhyamaka; commented on important Mahāyāna sūtras such as the Vajracchedikā and the Śālistamba; and, besides being versed in Tantra, authored treatises in defense of the view that salvation results from a gradual cultivation process extending over inn…

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Vincent Eltschinger, “Philosophical Literature: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0056>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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