Nagarjuna: Philosopher and Alchemist

Abhayadatta Sri

Buddhist Digital Resource Center

Buddhist Digital Resource Center
Cambridge, United States

Nagarjuna was of Brahim birth, and from a young age, he displayed staggering intellectual prowess, and the power to become invisible. He was exiled from his kingdom as a young man, after he and three friends snuck into the king's palace: his friends were beheaded, but Nagarjuna became invisible so as to evade death. After his exile, he committed himself to yogic attainment for the benefit of all beings. He is regarded as one of the great scholars and masters of Tibetan Buddhism.

From the Biographies of the 84 Mahasiddhas, as recorded by twelfth century Indian scholar Abhayadatta Sri and translated into Tibetan By Möndrup Sherab. The beautifully illustrated text explores the personalities of the 84 and the miraculous occurrences that marked their lives. This manuscript is made available to TBRC by the Cultural History of the Western Himalaya Project,"Tibetan Manuscripts," at the University of Vienna. TBRC Library Work I.D: W8LS15975


  • Title: Nagarjuna: Philosopher and Alchemist
  • Creator: Abhayadatta Sri

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