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 +'''​Ashvaghosha'''​ (Skt. ''​Aśvaghoṣa'';​ Tib. [[རྟ་དབྱངས་]],​ ''​Tayang'';​ [[Wyl.]] ''​rta dbyangs''​) (b. ca. first century) — originally a Hindu master, known as Durdharṣakāla,​ Bhavideva (''​bha bi lha''​),​ or Mātṛceta <​ref>​Some sources state that Mātṛceta was in fact a disciple of Ashvagosha.</​ref>,​ he became a Buddhist after being defeated in debate by [[Aryadeva]]<​ref>​This is according to Taranatha'​s ''​History of Buddhism in India''​. According to other sources, he was defeated by Pārśva.</​ref>​ at [[Nalanda]] University. He went on to compose many texts in beautiful Sanskrit verse, including the ''​[[Buddhacharita]]'',​ the most famous work on the life of Buddha. He authored the important ''​[[Fifty Verses on the Lama]]''​.
 +==[[Quotations:​ Indian Masters|Quotations]]==
 +{{:​Quotations:​ Ashvaghosha,​ Letter of Consolation,​ Beings are born so they die}}
 +{{:​Quotations:​ Ashvaghosha,​ Letter of Consolation,​ Even rishis will never reach a place where they never die}}
 +==Further Reading==
 +*Lobsang N. Tsonawa, ''​Indian Buddhist Pandits from The Jewel Garland of Buddhist History''​ (Dharamsala:​ Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1985).
 +*Lama Chimpa, Alaka Chattopadhyaya and Debiprasad Chatterji, ''​Taranatha'​s History of Buddhism in India''​ (Delhi : Motilal Banarsidass,​ 1990), pages 124-126 & 131-136.
 +==Internal Links==
 +*[[Arya Shura]]
 +[[Category:​Historical Masters]]
 +[[Category:​Indian Masters]]
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