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The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism


1 results of : Rahulabhadra
[羅睺羅跋陀羅・羅睺羅] (n.d.) (Skt; Jpn Ragorabaddara or Ragora)

Also known as Rahulata. A scholar of the Madhyamika school in India during the third century. A native of Kapilavastu, he studied under Aryadeva and awakened to the truth of nonsubstantiality. He is said to have converted many monks and laypersons to Mahayana Buddhism. He also wrote a commentary on Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka-karika, or Verses on the Middle Way. He is regarded as the fifteenth of Shakyamuni Buddha's twenty-three, or the sixteenth of his twenty-four, successors and is said to have transferred the Buddha's teachings to Samghanandi.