By Paul Williams

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VOLUME IV ABHIDHARMA AND MADHYAMAKA
Acknowledgements
46 The suggestion 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
Abhidhamma
L.S. COUSINS
49 Nibbiina and Abhidhamma
L.S. COUSINS
50 at the hazard of a nonexistent item of perceptual
consciousness: Sarviistiviidin and Diir~tiintika theories
COLLETT COX
51 Bhiivaviveka and the early Miidhyamika theories of
language
MALCOLM D. ECKEL
52 The 5 khandhas: their remedy within the Nikiiyas and early
Abhidhamma 143
RUPERT GETHIN
53 Bhavanga and rebirth based on the Abhidhamma
RUPERT GETHIN
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
159
182
problem of the outline of truth in Mahayana Buddhism 213
D. SEYFORT RUEGG
56 The Madhyamaka critique of epistemology - I
MARK SIDERITS
57 The Madhyamaka critique of epistemology- II
MARK SIDERITS
58 at the Abhidharma ontology
PAUL M. WILLIAMS

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This has been quoted in part in quotations (28) and (40), but it seems worth repeating in full in the present context: (73) Those who see entities as existent and nonexistent do not see reality, Therefore, for them, liberation is also not possible. For us, engaging in conventional activities (tha snyad byed pa) without attachment to existence and nonexistence, it is not the case that [liberation] is impossible. If to see entities and nonentities were to see reality, there would be no one who would not see reality; therefore that is not the vision of reality.

The two truths We have already seen references to "convention" versus "reality" in quotations (4), (5), and (6). lvrtisatya). Nagarjuna's classic statement on the two truths occurs in MMK 24-8, 9, 10. Unfortunately, as explained earlier, we apparently have no commentary by Buddhapalita on chapter twentyfour. Nevertheless, in his commentary on the first twenty-two chapters, Buddhapalita makes a number of statements related to the idea of the two truths. As far as ultimate truth is concerned, we have seen that the lack of intrinsic nature in things is said to be reality (tattva) in quotations (28) and (29) and the real state (yiithiitathya) of entities in quotation (19).

Therefore we teach that because [the skandhas, dhiitus, and iiyatanas] are dependently originated, they are free from the faults of existence and nonexistence, not annihilated [and] not permanent; but we do not say that they are nonexistent. Likewise, he asks rhetorically, (64) How is it possible to say that the dependently originated exists or does not exist? In his commentary on MMK 12-8, Buddhapalita denies that the Madhyamikas hold that suffering (dubkha) is nonexistent; rather, they say that it is dependently originated.

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