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VOLUME IV ABHIDHARMA AND MADHYAMAKA
46 The concept of svabhiiva within the considered Candrakirti
WILLIAM L. AMES
17 Buddhapiilita 's exposition of the Miidhyamika
WILLIAM L. AMES
*8 The Patthiina and the improvement of the Theraviidin
49 Nibbiina and Abhidhamma
50 at the chance of a nonexistent item of perceptual
consciousness: Sarviistiviidin and Diir~tiintika theories
51 Bhiivaviveka and the early Miidhyamika theories of
MALCOLM D. ECKEL
52 The 5 khandhas: their remedy within the Nikiiyas and early
53 Bhavanga and rebirth in accordance with the Abhidhamma
54 Proto-Miidhyamika within the Pali canon
LUIS zero. GOMEZ
55 The makes use of of the 4 positions of the catw;koti and the
problem of the outline of fact in Mahayana Buddhism 213
D. SEYFORT RUEGG
56 The Madhyamaka critique of epistemology - I
57 The Madhyamaka critique of epistemology- II
58 at the Abhidharma ontology
PAUL M. WILLIAMS
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Therefore existence by intrinsic nature is not possible for them. 24 BUDDHAPALITA'S EXPOSITION OF THE MADHYAMIKA Thus since they are contingent, dependent, and changing, entities do not exist by intrinsic nature. On the other hand, their lack of intrinsic nature is a permanent, albeit negative, fact. Though it depends on the general principle of dependent origination, it is not dependent on any particular circumstances. It is always the case that all entities lack intrinsic nature. Thus this fact itself, the absence of intrinsic nature in things, fits the definition of intrinsic nature!
How would it be possible for them to be broken or burned? " When one investigates according to ultimate reality (paramiirthatas), then the Tathagata himself is not possible. a be possible? V. Dependent designation In MMK 24-18, as we have seen, Nagaljuna equates emptiness not only with dependent origination but also with dependent designation (upiidiiyaprajiiapti). "Dependent designation" refers to the principle that names and concepts are imposed on reality, rather than simply corresponding to it.
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Buddhism, Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, Volume 4 by Paul Williams