Buddhapalita

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Buddhapalita

Buddhapalita (Skt. Buddhapālita; Tib. སངས་རྒྱས་བསྐྱངས་, Sangyé Kyang; Wyl. sangs rgyas bskyangs) - the great Indian scholar who is acknowledged as the founder of the Prasangika Madhyamika. He composed a commentary to Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamaka-karika, known simply as the Mūlamadhyamakavṛtti, or the 'Buddhapalita' commentary.

Further Reading

  • David Seyfort Ruegg, The Literature of the Madhyamaka School of Philosophy in India, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1981
  • Lobsang N. Tsonawa, Indian Buddhist Pandits from The Jewel Garland of Buddhist History, Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1985.