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There are two mainstream Mulamadhyamakakarikas (hereafter MMK). There might be one in manuscript form recently dicovered that I am unaware of, but there are two that I am aware of, and they are the Sanskrit reconstructed from Venerable Candrakirti's commentary (which might actually be from Tibetan), and the Chinese version with the nested commentary by ...


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Extracted from Ocean of Reasoning: A Great Commentary on Nāgārjuna’s Mūlamadhyamakakārikā rJe Tsong Khapa Circa 1407—1408 Translated from Tibetan into English by Geshe Ngawang Samten & Jay L. Garfield 2006 25.19 Cyclic existence is not the slightest bit Different from nirvana. Nirvana is not the slightest bit Different from cyclic ...


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The "root" is a passage from the 18th chapter of the MMK: 諸佛或說我 或說於無我 諸法實相中 無我無非我 諸法實相者 心行言語斷 無生亦無滅 寂滅如涅槃 一切實非實 亦實亦非實 非實非非實 是名諸佛法 All Buddhas either speak of self or speak of no self. All dharmas’ true aspect, within this, there is neither self nor no self. All dharmas’ true aspect is defined as mental activity’s and spoken language’s ending.There ...


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Quoted below is Candrakīrti's Lucid Words - A Commentary on Nāgārjuna’s Wisdom. Perhaps Mr. Rovelli is misrepresenting Nāgārjuna’s teaching. True dharma is the middle way. Those who see existence or non-existence don't see peace. 5 Analysis of the Elements (dhātus) 5.1. The space-element does not at all exist prior to its defining characteristic; if it ...


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He says reality doesn’t exist Does he, or is that a paraphrase by the reviewer? And if he does, is he simplifying for the reader? Or trolling a bit, maybe trying to challenge the reader by saying something edgy? The reason physicists have been led astray by bonkers theories in the 100 years since Helgoland is because they can’t bear the thought of not being ...


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