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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. Buddhapalita is counted among the Seventeen Nalanda Masters.

Further Reading

  • Buddhapalita, Buddhapalita's Commentary on Nagarjuna's Middle Way, introduction and translation by Ian James Coghlan (Wisdom Publications, 2021)
  • 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.