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Nagasena (Nagarjuna)

Born: 150 AD
Died: 1XX AD.

Nationality: Indian
Categories: Monks, Philosophers


150 BCE - Nagasena was a Buddhist sage who lived about the 1st century before Christ.


He was the founder of Mahayana Buddhism. 


Learned the Tripitaka under the Greek Buddhist monk Dhammarakkhita near Pataliputta.


43 BCE - According to legends this was the time when Nagasena created the "Emerald Buddah". 


His teachers Rohaa, Assagutta of Vattaniya and another teacher named Âyupâla from Sankheyya near Sâgala.


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