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Nagarjuna Bodhisattva, one of the two founders of the Mahayana

One of the two main architects of Mahayana Buddhism, Nagarjuna is revered as teacher of fundamental and advanced concepts in the Dharma, such as the Middle Way, the Four Propositions, the principles of Conditioned Arising, and Emptiness of Own Being.

Amongst the Amidha Buddhists of the Pure Land sect, Nagarjuna Bodhisattva is a benefic source of insight and wisdom who is regarded as the reincarnation of the Buddha's most illustrious disciple, Ananda, and who was alleged to have been raised by water dragons (nagas) and provided by them the transmission of advanced Dharma teachings. He may be petiioned as an authority on obstacle-removing, the development of personal power, equanimity, or tranquility, and the achievement of spiritual mastery.

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