Chapter 14: Verses 326-334

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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.

  • Review of verses 326 to 331
  • Analyzing at the relationship between an object and its attributes to refute true existence
  • A composite that is a truly existent single unit is not possible
  • refuting the Sautantrika view that an object and it’s particles are one truly existent entity
  • Since none of the parts is the object, the collection of parts could not be the object
  • How to reflect on a composite such as a room to see that there is no independent thing existing by way of it’s own entity

87 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 326-334 (download)

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