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VOLUME IV ABHIDHARMA AND MADHYAMAKA
46 The thought 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 risk 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 therapy within the Nikiiyas and early
53 Bhavanga and rebirth in line 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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Do not apply to that [person]. To begin with, because he is not established by himself, how can it be said that he exists? , how can it be said that he does not exist? Therefore, in his case, the suppositions that he exists or does not exist are not possible. , the sense faculties and so on] is also simply designated; but apart from that, no other establishment [of it] is possible. Thus Buddhapalita is at pains to insist that the principle of dependent designation establishes neither real existence nor real nonexistence.
105-6. Bstan 'gyur Dbu rna Tsa, Peking (Vol. 95 of Japanese reprint) 317a-8; Derge (Vol. 1 of Japanese reprint) 281a-3. See Tachikawa (1974). See Lindtner ( 1981 ). Not available to me at the time of writing this paper. See Saito ( 1984), which contains a complete edition of the text and a translation of the first sixteen chapters. See, for example, Ruegg (1981), pp. 64-65, 76-78. Ruegg (1981 ), p. 58. Gambhlro cayam Ananda paticcasamuppiido gambhlriivabhiiso ca D II 55, 12,13. Vuttarrr kho pana etarrr Bhagavatii.
Dependently des34 BUDDHAPALITA'S EXPOSITION OF THE MADHYAMIKA ignated things, however, appear in dependence on other things, which are themselves dependently designated. Because, in the sense stated, neither existence nor nonexistence is asserted, Madhyamaka is not a doctrine of nihilism, that is, of nonexistence. In another sense, as we have seen, Madhyamikas deny that things exist by intrinsic nature but assert that they can nevertheless be said to exist conventionally. This is simply a different verbal formulation of the same idea.