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Jayānanda(11th century - 12th century)

Jayānanda (Tib. རྒྱལ་བ་ཀུན་དགའ, gyalwa kün ga, Wyl. rgyal ba kun dga') was the author of an important commentary on the Introduction to the Middle Way (Madhyamakāvatāra) by Candrakīrti called the Madhyamakāvatāraṭīkā.

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Since he equates the teachings on buddha-nature as an expedient way to teach emptiness, all beings have it because emptiness is pervasive.
Kano, K., Buddha-Nature and Emptiness, p. 151.

Though he was a follower of Madhyamaka, he likely equates the buddha-nature teachings with Yogācāra, as he deems both to be provisional.

"...He states that Buddha-nature was taught in order to attract those who fear emptiness. Kano, K., Buddha-Nature and Emptiness, pp. 150-151.

Other names

  • ཁ་ཆེའི་པཎྜི་ཏ་ཛཱ་ཡ་ཨ་ནནྡ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • kha che'i paN+Di ta dzA ya a nan+da · other names (Wylie)

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