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Svatantrika Madhyamaka (Skt)

u ma rang gyü pa (Tib); bdu ma rang rgyud pa (Wyl)

The Middle Way Autonomy school, a sub-school of the Middle Way school of Buddhist philosophy. The Autonomy school accepts autonomous reasons and does not assert true establishment even conventionally. There are two divisions: 1) Sutra Middle Way Autonomists (Skt: Sautrantika-Svatantrika-Madhyamaka) and 2) Yogic Middle Way Autonomists (Skt: Yogacara-Svatantrika-Madhyamaka). See also Prasangika Madhyamaka and the four Buddhist philosophical schools.