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.
- Looking at dependent designation using the soliloquy from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
- Refuting the inherent production of that which exists and that which does not exist
- A product cannot be produced, come in to being, independently under it’s own power
- Refuting inherent production by examining the time of production
- What exists at the time of production? sprout or seed or both?
- You cannot pinpoint an exact moment the seed becomes a sprout, but it can be labeled conventionally
93 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 351-353 (download)