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That is a highly eccentric use of analytic and empirical, that can only cause confusion. Analytic truth typically means truth by definition, or from definition. Empirical, from observation, or events. Both depend on causes and conditions, and their results lack inherent nature. "To think ‘it is,’ is eternalism, To think ‘it is not,’ is nihilism: Being ...


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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 works detailling on the various philosophical systems from around that time (including both Buddhist and non-Buddhist). From Wikipedia: “Śāntarakṣita defended a ...


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He did refute it, but only on the basis of the unskillfulness of following such views. In AN 10:94, Vajjiya Sutta, the Buddha is accused of being a nihilist, to which Vajjiya responds that the Buddha is not a nihilist, as he does not categorically reject nor endorse certain practices, but rather rejects or endorses the skillfulness of them. The Buddha then ...


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I am only using the word "real" only in the sense of meaning "exists and is not an illusion". I am defining "extreme metaphysical nihilism" as the belief that "nothing is real". I do not know if the belief that "nothing is real" is (also) called something else but if it is then please tell me. I consider the ...


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Is lack of inherent existence the same as 'not real'? Yes


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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 eyes?” “No, Master Gotama.” “Well, has even a single one of their teachers seen Brahmā with their own eyes?” “No, Master Gotama.” “Well, has even a single one of ...


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