Refuting wrong views on the inherent existence of functional phenomena. Part of a series of talks on Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way.
- Refuting non-Buddhist views of inherent existence
- Refuting inherent existence by applying the reasoning that negates the four possibilities—existence, non-existence, both and neither
- Comparing the snake and rope analogy to the aggregates and the self
- Misapprehending the continuum as permanent and the composite as a truly existent entity
91 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 345-347 (download)