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?
96 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 361-368 (download)