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The immediately preceding conditions (anantarapratyaya) only exist as superimpositions, therefore they are without self-nature and are absolutely non-existent if they are taken as ultimately existent

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Mūlamadhyamaka-kārikā of Nāgārjuna

Sthiramati's Commentary on Nāgārjuna's Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā, section T30, no. 1567, 139a1


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