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Prajñākaramati (T. shes rab 'byung gnas blo gros) was an Indian scholar and author of several commentaries.

Tsadra Commons states:

Renowned Madhyamaka master belonging to Candrakīrti's lineage, he wrote several commentaries of Candragomin and Haribhadra's works, but those texts seem no more available. Depending on the sources, he was either the gatekeeper of the Western Gate of Nalanda when Naropa was living there (chos 'byung mkhas pa'i dga' ston, vol. 2, p. 323 / 1175), or the gatekeeper of the Western Gate of Vikramashila when Naropa was in charge of the Northern Gate (deb ther sngon po; vol. 1, p. 295). (Source Accessed Jan 22, 2020)
His Bodhicaryāvatārapañjikā is considered to be the most important Indian commentary on the Bodhicaryāvatāra by Śāntideva.[1]

He is also credited as the author of the Abhisamayālaṃkāravṛttipiṇḍārtha. The Indo-Tibetan Lexical Resource (ITLR) states:

His name appears in the colophon of the Tibetan translation of his Abhisamayālaṃkāravṛttipiṇḍārtha, where he is identified as the western gatekeeper: “nub kyi sgo glegs dpal mkhas pa chen po shes rab 'byung gnas blo gros” (D 3795, 275a6–7, P 5193, 315a5–7).[2]


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