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♦ To conclude on Mūlamadhyamakakārika VIII, 4: philosophical notes

In a previous post I have taken into consideration Nāgārjuna’s Mūlamadhyamakakārikā VIII, 4 in its Sanskrit and Tibetan versions. The Sanskrit texts runs thus: hetāv asati kāryaṃ ca kāraṇaṃ ca na vidyate | tadabhāve kriyā kartā karaṇaṃ ca na vidyate || That is: If there is no cause, both effect and cause are not found;… Continue reading ♦ To conclude on Mūlamadhyamakakārika VIII, 4: philosophical notes

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♦ The Study of Asia: between Antiquity and Modernity

The Study of Asia: between Antiquity and Modernity Symposium (10-12 June 2010) Where: Rome, Caserma Sani, aula 8, thursday morning to saturday morning; Museo di Arte Orientale, saturday afternoon. 1 Sessions 1.1 Manuscript sources between textual criticism and codicology Thursday 10 morning, 9-13.30 chairman: Camillo Formigatti LECTURES: • Arianna D’Ottone, History, Text and Images of… Continue reading ♦ The Study of Asia: between Antiquity and Modernity

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♦ Some open reflections on Mūlamadhyamakakārikā VIII, 4ab

Let us consider Mūlamadhyamakakārikā VIII, 4ab, where Nāgārjuna seems to accept a sort of “priority” of hetu on both pratyaya and utpanna: hetāv asati kāryaṃ ca kāraṇaṃ ca na vidyate | («when the [primary] cause does not exist, both the effect and the [secondary] cause are not evident»). Jacques May, reflecting on this half a… Continue reading ♦ Some open reflections on Mūlamadhyamakakārikā VIII, 4ab