Acharya Nagarjuna Biography:
Acharya Nagarjuna was a famous Indian philosopher, mathematician and alchemist. He was the follower of Buddhism and deeply studies the Buddha’s preachers and understand the concepts of Buddism scriptures. He was born in Vidarbha region, the present Andhra Pradesh during the 2 nd century AD. There are some contradictions about the lifetime of Acharya Nagarjuna. But most of the Historians believe that he lived during the second or third century AD. He was born in a Brahmin family and since his childhood, he moved as a brilliant boy. He was a great philosopher and the leader of the spiritual insights. Even at very early age, Acharya Nagarjuna propounded the Madhyamika philosophy, which shows the concept of ‘Middle Path’ and can understand everyone in the society. He also discussed with the scholars and brought about the concept of Sunyata or Emptiness.
Acharya Nagarjuna, as a young boy, studied the concept of Hindu scriptures Vedas, Hindu Sage’s thoughts on Science and also the magic. Acharya Nagarjuna gained good abilities to perform the magic during his teenage. One day he and his two friends invisibly entered into the royal palace of the local king with the magical powers. They roamed around the palace and made their advantages in the palace and escaping daily. Once on the attempting to leave, one of his friends forget to keep the magical powers and caught by the soldiers and executed. Fortunately, Acharya Nagarjuna escaped, this incident made Acharya Nagarjuna to conquer the desires, from then he became a great scholar of all time.
As Buddhist Monk
Whenever Acharya Nagarjuna wanted to conquer the desires, Buddhism seems a good path to do so. So he entered a Buddhist monastery. He studied the entire writing of Buddhism in only ninety days. During his studies, the concept of Buddhism attracted him more and the path of Buddhism only can remove him from the desires. Acharya Nagarjuna wanted to know more advanced teachings of Lord Buddha, also believed that Buddha must exist somewhere. Whenever the thoughts raised, he left the monastery and start searching for Buddha. One day he saw a group of people who listen to the doctrine of the Buddha. Then suddenly Acharya Nagarjuna notice that two of the listeners disappeared into the ground.
Acharya Nagarjuna followed them and found that they were the Nagas, who were the half divine serpent-like beings. The Nagas presented him several teachings of Lord Buddha, several volumes of the sutra narrate about the Perfection of Wisdom and canonical scriptures. Lord Buddha preserved these teachings. Which was useful for the future generations, whenever they acquired the spiritual development and the necessity of sophistication of life. Nagas believe that Nagarjuna was the perfect man and can attain the knowledge of Buddha teachings and can spread the concept of Buddha final teachings among the people.
Buddhism is a sacred concept of learning the purpose of life and attaining knowledge to purify the life. We can learn many things from Buddhism but at first, it is very tough. But following the 8 rules of Buddhism, it makes us understand the Buddhism. Acharya Nagarjuna also did the same and infused the later generations to learn Buddhism. In order to gain the attainment.