Chapter 15: Verses 361-368

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Refuting the inherent existence of production, duration and disintegration, the characteristics of products. Part of a series of talks on Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way.

  • Refuting inherently existent arising, abiding and ceasing by examining if these can exist consecutively or simultaneously
  • If arising, abiding and ceasing existed by way of their own entity, there would be the untenable consequence of infinite regress. Arising of the arising and so forth
  • Using the example of a credit card to examine if arising, abiding and ceasing are inherently one or inherently different from the object they characterize
  • Examining the process of arising to refute inherent existence
  • Can there an intermediate stage between that which has been produced and that which is not yet produced?

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96 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas: When does a Credit Card become a Credit Card? 03-12-15

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