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So his interpretation turns out to be preferable, inasmuch as it is applied with equal precision to both the cases in question: things in general and each thing in relation to another. The most dangerous objections to such an interpretation have been raised by Bhavaviveka, the svatantrika, during his harsh polemic with Buddhapalita, the prasangika. Gandrakirti vigorously defends the doctrinal standpoint of Buddhapalita. This is the first chance in the Prasannapadd for Gandrakirti to show himself to be an acute controversialist.

Candrakirti critically examines the argument that the Svatantrika master had composed and proposed as the most effective in demolishing the theory of causality held by the Samkhya. It is the following syllogism: Thesis (pratijnd): the mental phenomena from the point of view of the transcendental reality are not new productions of the same substance, Reason (hetu): because they exist, Example (upanaya): just as the spiritual and conscious principle (purusa) of the Samkhya, which is an eternal and unchangeable entity: The major premiss {uddharana): all that already exists is not a new self-production.

There is thus no causality in the final analysis, while the dependent origin (jpratityasamutpdda) with its eight negations is proven. 46 GANDRAKIRTI without which no happy existence is possible. 2 In reality, says Candrakirti, the Madhyamika system maintains that existence is an illusion only as an antidote against the obstinate belief of men in the reality of this world, and he affirms the relative truth (samvrtisatya) of the latter. 4 The Buddha, in the Ratnakutasutra, "the speech of the multitude of jewels,"5 turning to his own disciple Kaiyapa, says that if one is looking for conscience, one cannot find it.

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