Chapter 16: Refuting remaining counter-arguments

Verses 376-382

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Refuting remaining misconceptions of inherent existence and emptiness. Part of a series of talks on Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way.

  • The error of thinking things inherently exist because they exist
  • The error of seeing emptiness and non-existence as the same
  • Emptiness does not inherently exist
  • Emptiness does exist conventionally but it is not a conventional truth
  • The difference between being able to bear ultimate analysis and being found by ultimate analysis. Emptiness is found by a reasoning consciousness analyzing the ultimate but that does not mean it can bear reasoning analyzing the ultimate

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