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Author of fourteen important commentarial works on Pāli texts. A native of south India he lived some time after Buddhaghoṣa, and composed a subcommentary on Buddhaghoṣa's commentaries on the four Nikāyas. He resided for a time at the Mahāvihāra in Sri Lanka. He is often referred to simply as the ‘master’ (ācariya).

Subjects: Buddhism.

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