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mKhas grub dge legs dpal bzang po (1385–1438)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-F024-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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mKhas grub dge legs dpal bzang po (Kaydrup gelek belsangbo) was one of the early masters of the dGa’-ldan-pa (Gandenba) or dGe-lugs-pa (Gelukba) school of Tibetan Buddhism. His importance derives primarily from his close association with the founder of that school, Tsong kha pa (Dzongkaba, 1357–1419), whose religious and philosophical tradition he was instrumental in preserving and transmitting. A prolific writer, whose interests ranged across the entire spectrum of Buddhist doctrine, from the exoteric (Sūtra) to the esoteric (Tantra), his work is highly regarded for its ability to encapsulate lucidly entire fields of knowledge (for example, Tantra, the Mādhyamika doctrine of emptiness, and the pramāṇa tradition of logic and epistemology).

Citing this article:
Cabezon, Jose Ignacio. mKhas grub dge legs dpal bzang po (1385–1438), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-F024-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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