Bhāviveka, also called Bhavya or Bhāvaviveka was a sixth century Madhyamaka Buddhist. In Tibetan Buddhism Bhāviveka is regarded as the founder of the Svātantrika tradition of the Mādhyamaka school of Buddhism, which is seen as antagonistic to Prāsaṅgika Madhyamaka.
Bhāviveka, also known as Bhavya or Bhāvaviveka, was a 6th century MadhyamakaBuddhist. In Tibetan Buddhism, Bhāviveka is considered the founder of the Svātantrika tradition of the Mādhyamaka school, which is considered to be an antagonist of the Prāsaṅgika Madhyamaka.
The Madhyamaka school
The Madhyamaka school, also known as the "Middle Way" school, is a major tradition within Indian Mahayana Buddhism.
The Madhyamaka philosophy, as propounded by the Indian master Nāgārjuna in the 2nd century, asserts .
Mādhyamaka thought had a major influence on the subsequent development of the Mahāyāna Buddhist tradition.
It is for instance the dominant interpretation of Buddhist philosophy in Tibetan Buddhism and has also been influential in East Asian Buddhist .