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Maitreya-nātha (ca. 270-350 CE) was one of the three founders of the Yogācāra school of Buddhist philosophy, along with Asanga and Vasubandhu. Scholars are divided in opinion whether the name denotes a historical human teacher or the bodhisattva Maitreya, used pseudepigraphically. The number of works attributed to him vary in the Tibetan and Chinese traditions but variously include the Yogācara-bhūmi-śāstra, the Mahāyāna-sūtrālamkāra-kārikā, the Dharma-dharmatā-vibhāga, the Madhyānta-vibhāga-kārikā, the Abhisamaya-alamkāra and the Ratna-gotra-vibhāga.


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