BuddhapālitaBuddhapālita (; , fl. 5th-6th centuries CE) was an Indian Mahayana Buddhist commentator on the works of Nagarjuna and Aryadeva. His ''Mūlamadhyamaka-vṛtti'' is an influential commentary to the ''Mūlamadhyamakakarikā.''
Buddhapālita's commentarial approach works was criticised by his contemporary Bhāviveka, and then defended by the later Candrakīrti (c. 600–650).
Later Tibetan scholasticism (11th century onwards) would characterize the two approaches as the prasaṅgika (Buddhapālita-Candrakīrti) and svatantrika (Bhāviveka's) schools of Madhyamaka philosophy (but these terms do not appear in Indian Sanskrit sources). Provided by Wikipedia
"Zhong lun song" yu "fohushi" : jiyu xin faxian fanwen xieben de wenxianxue yanjiu = Mūlamadhyamakakārikā and Buddhapālita's commentary : a philological study on the basis of newly identified Sanskrit manuscripts / Ye Shaoyong zhu
Superior document: Fanwen Beiyejing yu fojiao wenxian xilie congshu 1