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Āryadeva

Āryadeva or Deva (c.3rd cent. BCE; Tib., ʾPhags-pa-lha). The foremost disciple of Nāgārjuna and a leading exponent of the Buddhist Mādhyamaka school of philosophy. His most celebrated work is the Four Hundred Verses (Catuḥśataka) which is in sixteen chapters: the first eight chapters expound the Mādhyamaka philosophy while the remaining eight are a refutation of rival Buddhist and non-Buddhist schools. It became a basic work for San-lun.

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