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Neither of the three characteristics of conditioned things can characterize themselves, as they are established only by virtue of the conglomeration of that which characterizes and a conditioned thing

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Mūlamadhyamaka-kārikā of Nāgārjuna

Sthiramati's Commentary on Nāgārjuna's Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā, section T30, no. 1567, 147b7


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