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Nagarjuna and the emptiness of the Dharma

I think there is a misunderstanding here. Emptiness is not an end; instead, it should be used as a means to an end which is Nirvana. The Buddha did not teach emptiness as a goal. Nowhere I believe in ...
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How to reconcile emptiness with dependent origination?

Dependent origination is with regards to conventional reality. Emptiness is with regards to Ultimate reality. If you are reading Nagarjuna's MMK, I suggest you look at ch.24 v.18. Whatever is empty, ...
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How to reconcile emptiness with dependent origination?

In Mahayana Buddhism, the term Dependent Origination has two distinct corollaries or implications. Outwardly, it implies that every (physical, objective) phenomenon is nothing but a transient ...
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Dedicatory verse of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā?

The teachings of the Buddha, here the teachings on dependent origination, mean that "Because this exists, that exists" to put it most simply. These teachings counter the views that things ...
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