Definitions for "Nagarjuna"
Buddhist saint and philosopher who lived in the first to second century C.E., famous for his doctrine of the "Middle Path"
Nagarjuna was the first Buddhist thinker who attempted to systematize Buddhist belief. He wrote extensive commentaries on the the Prajna-Paramita Sutra. He probably lived during the second century ce. Although he founded a Mahayana school, the Madhyamikas, his systematization was much more important, being used by many Mahayana schools and as one of the intellectual bases of Vajrayana Buddhism.