Buddhapālita


Buddhapālita

▪ Buddhist scholar

flourished 5th century

      the founder of the Prāsaṅgika school of Buddhism, mainly distinguished by its method of argumentation, similar to the Socratic dialogue. Buddhapālita wrote one of the early commentaries on the Akutobhaya (“The Safe One”) by the famous monk Nāgārjuna. Today, however, both the commentary and the original are available only in Tibetan translations.

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