The Sage Nagarjuna is unanimously regarded in the Eastern tradition as one of India's most outstanding thinkers. At the same time, Nagarjuna is also one of the most enigmatic figures in the history of Indian culture and spirituality.

There are numerous written works attributed to Nagarjuna and also many more exceptional achievements, most of a paranormal or miraculous nature, which are said to have been accomplished, in various circumstances, by him. This is why Western scholars are inclined to believe that Nagarjuna is either a mythological character or assumes the existence of more than one being of that name, Nagarjuna.

However, according to the wise man's words DalhanaNagarjuna is the editor of the Ayurveda which today we know as "Sushruta-samhita". Apart from being an editor (pratisamskarta) of this vast work, Nagarjuna is also the author of the later added final portion of the work (Uttara-tantra). Nagarjuna is the author of Rasaratnakara and several herbal recipes with regenerative effect and famous therapeutic formulas.

Nagarjuna is also known as the author of several works tantraice, as an Ayurvedic practitioner, physician and alchemist, roles that some modern scholars believe were performed by different human beings with the same name. Despite all these scholastic assumptions, Indian tradition, in unison with Chinese and Tibetan tradition, has always held that there was one exceptional being named Nagarjuna, who was both a poet and a philosopher, an Ayurvedic practitioner, an alchemist and an exceptional spiritual being, about whom it is said that he wasrecorded as a saint. There are also many spiritual works in the Eastern tradition attributed to him. Nagarjuna.

Nagarjuna s-was born as brahman. The s-was born in Vidarbha in the region Mahakoshalabut also-spent most of his life ina monastery on Mount Sri-Parvata or Sri-Sailalocated near the river Krishnain the region Andhra-pradeshNagarjuna was the disciple of a realized being (siddha), called Sharadha-pada. He had direct links with the University Nalanda and was his teacher Arya-devawho later became the mentor and coordinator of this spiritual school.

A description of his life and achievements Nagarjuna existed in Sanskrit, but at present it has been lost, and it has been translated into Chinese by Kumarajiva, in 401 A.D. There are also some references in the Tibetan tradition, the most complete of which belongs to the historian Mud Taranatha. According to these biographical fragments, it appears that Nagarjuna i-followed the patriarch Parshva in the administration and leadership of that spiritual community for over 62 years. He was a close friend and advisor to the King of the region Satavahana who, in gratitude for the teachings and spiritual support he received from theoffered, built the monastery Sri-Sailain deep gratitude.

Date of birth and period of life Nagarjuna are highly controversial and intensely debated by historians and biographers. Some historians place it around 57 BC, others around 23 AD, while some Western scholars say it is 120 AD. There are some opinions that point to the period 166-200 AD, while the Indian historian Bhandakar places it around 278 AD. It is well known that Nagarjuna was a contemporary of the wise Kanishka and with the King of Satavahana, so the most accurate association, which most biographers make, is between 80 and 104 AD.

Nagarjuna is the author of the famous work Vaidya-jiva-sutra, work which is placed in the de-second position in the hierarchy of medical writings included in the series of fundamental spiritual treatises Tanjur. The author of this work is known as Klu-Sgrub (Nagarjuna) or Klu-Sgrub times Snin-Po (Nagarjuna-Hridaya or Nagarjuna-Garbha). In the writings Tanjurs, Nagarjuna is the author of 122 works, 6 of which are signed Nagarjuna-Hridaya (or Nagarjuna-Garbha) and one of them NagarjunaPada. Another work belonging to the sacred writings of the Tanjurof the is signed KrishnaNagarjuna. Even if they appear to be different authors, it should not be overlooked that the prefixes or suffixes associated with the base name Nagarjuna namely Hridaya, Garbha, Pada or Krishna are additions that are often traditionally made in certain circumstances to highlight a particular spiritual endowment of the writer, ina certain state of inspiration. In the Ayurvedic tradition in India, several of the alchemical works (Rasa-Shastra) and famous medicine also belong to Nagarjuna.

Because of this diversity of recorded manifestations, most modern researchers have considered that there are four major directions revealing four hypostases in which themanifested the wise Nagarjuna:

The first of these is the philosopher. As a philosopher, Nagarjuna was a contemporary of the poet Ashvaghosha and according to RajataranginiNagarjuna was a contemporary of Kanishka. In this respect it is recorded as the period in which Nagarjuna s-manifested itself in this hypostasis between the first two centuries of the first millennium.

The second hypostasis of Nagarjuna is that of a tantric teacher, which is recorded as belonging to the 7th-8 AD.

The third hypostasis of Nagarjuna is that of the founder of Indian alchemy and of the science of obtaining essences (Rasa-Shastra). Nagarjuna was also known as Siddha Nagarjuna or Nagarjuna, the One who has attained spiritual perfection. Indian spiritual tradition holds that the secret teaching of alchemy, which Nagarjuna practiced-o successfully, i-has allowed them to manifest themselves, seemingly paradoxically, in different poses and at different times.

The fourth hypostasis of Nagarjuna is the author of several Ayurvedic works. He is the editor of the secret work of Ayurveda Sushruta-samhita. According to some scholars, he was a disciple of Bhaskaraauthor of the paper Yoga-ratnamala. He became famous as an Ayurvedic practitioner around 1240 AD.

But whatever the various opinions on his biography, the wise Nagarjuna has been and continues to be much appreciated and loved, both in India and Tibet, on the one hand because of his contribution to the spread of the age-old science of Ayurvedaher and also because of her outstanding contribution to the works that make up the sacred scriptures of the Tanjurof the.

The Sage Nagarjuna remains for us an example of a spiritual being of extraordinary complexity and comprehensiveness, with a very rich, impressive life and who offered a true spiritual model of wisdom and success in many areas of spirituality.