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Ratnakīrti
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Ratnakīrti (Tib. Rin chen grags pa) is known as a Buddhist scholar (colophons call him a mahāpaṇḍita) and the author of several treatises on central issues of Buddhist logic and epistemology (pramāṇa). He was active at Vikramaśīla, a large Buddhist monastery founded in the 8th century CE by the king Dharmapāla and located in modern-day Bihar. His floruit lay between 1000 and 1050 CE.

Ratnakīrti was a contemporary of two other famous Buddhists at Vikramaśīla, Ratnākaraśānti (also Śāntipā or Śāntipāda) and Jñānaśrī (also Jñānaśrīmitra), with both of whom Ratnakīrti was deeply en…

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McAllister, Patrick, “Ratnakīrti”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_2052>
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