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For what reason did Dharmakirti argue that absences are conceptual constructions?

For what reason did Dharmakirti argue that absences are conceptual constructions? I wondered if it was because real absences would have svabhava, would be essences, because they do not change in time? ...
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What is the mark of cessation?

What is the "mark of cessation"? E.g. from Kihwa's Commentary on the Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment: From the standpoint of cultivation and severing, the sequence is from coarse to subtle: ...
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Did Dignaga argue against real relations?

Did Dignaga argue against real relations? I gather that his student, Dharmakirti, did. I'm asking only because I'd disagree, but am skeptical about universals.