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Asaṅga (Tibetan: ཐོགས་མེད།, Wylie: thogs med, traditional Chinese: 無著; ; pinyin: Wúzhuó; Romaji: Mujaku) (fl. 4th century C.E.) was "one of the most important spiritual figures" of Mahayana Buddhism and the "founder of the Yogachara school". He is known as one of the seventeen Nalanda masters and taught at the monastery which is located in modern-day Bihar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Asanga has received more than 138,984 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Asanga is the 328th most popular philosopher (up from 347th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Pakistan (up from 16th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Pakistani Philosopher.

He was a Buddhist monk who was the founder of the Yogacara school of Mahayana Buddhism. He is most famous for his theory of ālayavijñāna, which is a theory that says that the world is created by the mind and that the world is an illusion.

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Among philosophers, Asanga ranks 328 out of 1,089Before him are Vyasa, Wang Yangming, Justus Lipsius, Arnaldus de Villa Nova, Martianus Capella, and Heraclides Ponticus. After him are Jacques Rancière, Henri Lefebvre, Bruno Latour, Hermann Cohen, Crates of Thebes, and Pietro Pomponazzi.

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Among people born in 300, Asanga ranks 15Before him are Vincent of Saragossa, Vātsyāyana, Valerius Severus, Macarius of Egypt, Volusianus, and Erasmus of Formia. After him are Narseh, Expeditus, Cyriacus, Victorinus, Hormizd II, and Bahram III. Among people deceased in 301, Asanga ranks 1After him are Maurus Servius Honoratus, Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius, and Julius Obsequens.

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In Pakistan

Among people born in Pakistan, Asanga ranks 13 out of 158Before him are Porus (-400), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876), Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910), Pāṇini (-500), Benazir Bhutto (1953), and Vasubandhu (400). After him are Kanishka (78), Abdus Salam (1926), Zulfikar Ali Bhutto (1928), Dev Anand (1923), Raj Kapoor (1924), and Har Gobind Khorana (1922).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Pakistan

Among philosophers born in Pakistan, Asanga ranks 2Before him are Chanakya (-375).