(384-414), from Jingzhao
, was a Buddhist Chinese philosopher
and the first disciple of Kumārajīva
. He helped translate Indian treatises and also wrote his own. These form the only source of study for early Chinese Mādhyamika
Buddhism. He is mentioned in the Memoirs of Eminent Monks.
Sengzhao criticized earlier Chinese Buddhist schools for believing in being or non-being. He concluded that all dharmas are empty.
He was also influenced by the Taoists Laozi and Zhuangzi.
He composed a series of text, named Zhao Lun,