- He answered to questions about Buddhism posed by Menander I (or Milinda), the Indo-Greek king, and the conversation is recorded in the book Milinda Panho around 150 BC.
- He lived around 150-250 AD and founder of the Madhyamaka School of Mahayana Buddhism.
- A proponent of Mahayana Buddhism in 4th-5th century AD from Gandhara and wrote from the perspectives of the Sarvastivada and Sautrantika schools.
- He lived around 5th or 6th century AD and transmitted Buddhism to China.
- A 5th century Indian Theravada Buddhist commentator and scholar famous for his work Visuddhimagga (Path of Purification).
- An 8th century monk and is contemplated as ‘Second Buddha’ across Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Himalayan
- States of India.
- A Buddhist Bengali religious leader and master, and is one of the major figures in the spread of 11th century Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism in Asia. He inspired Buddhist thought from Tibet to Sumatra.
They are modern spiritual leaders of the Yellow Hat School of Tibetan Buddhism.