Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Fri Aug 6 14:13:58 CDT 1999

I think there are two seperate Nagarjunas.  One is the Buddhist
philosopher (btw non-anything might be more accurate than non-dual) of
renown.  The other is "siddha" Nagarjuna who is some kind of legendary
figure.  I don't know too much about him.  There is a town in Andhra
Pradesh called Nagarjunakonda. I wonder if it has any connection to one or
the other?  To top it all off, I have read in a "Purana-style" work called
Gargasamhita which is well thought-off by Pushti Margis that one of the
six  great kings of the Kaliyuga is called Nagarjuna.  Which one of these
Nagarjunas is which?

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

On Fri, 6 Aug 1999, Greg Goode wrote:

> A while ago, someone posted some links about dualism and qualified
> non-dualism.  I have a question about Nagarjuna that these URLs might be
> able to answer.
> Advaita-vedantins consider him a dualist, do they not?  But in Tibetan
> Buddhism and other Mahayana schools, he's considered the father of non-dual
> philosophy because of his Mulamadhyamakakarika (Treatise on the Middle
> Way).  Can someone offer pointers about why Advaitins see him as a
> dualist?  Thanks!
> --Greg

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