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What are Buddhist arguments against Vedic validity because of its authorlessness?

This excerpt from DN 13 may answer your question sufficiently. “Well, of the brahmins who are proficient in the three Vedas, Vāseṭṭha, is there even a single one who has seen Brahmā with their own ...
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For what reason did Dharmakirti argue that absences are conceptual constructions?

According to Tom Tillemans in his article on Dharmakīrti, this particular argument is not of Dharmakīrti’s own invention, but was rather likeley to be inherited from previous writers like Vasubandhu. ...
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What fault is found in denying Dharmakirti's notion of "substantial cause" as necessary in the arising of things?

nothingness is nonexistent so there is the absurdity of referring to it as a functioning thing and an existing thing. also from the pov of substantial causes, mental factors such as intention are not ...
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What are Buddhist arguments against Vedic validity because of its authorlessness?

A large section of the Tattvasangraha is devoted to arguments for and arguments against the reliability of the Vedas. The Tattvasangraha by the 8th century Buddhist Shantarakshita is an eight-century ...
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Is this an ok understanding of Dharmakirti's vināśitvānumāna?

I'm not familiar with Dharmakirti, but from a cursory skim of the argument, it seems he is using typical Nagarjunian reductio-ad-absurdum to yet again show that all (spatially and temporally) discrete ...
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What is the mark of cessation?

Here is what's going on in that text: Bodhisattva "Pure Wisdom" asks "Buddha" to explain the levels and stages of attainment. Buddha responds with a usual prajna-paramita explanation of emptiness: ...
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