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As the lamp has nothing to illuminate and therefore does not illuminate at all, arising in fact does not bring about the arising of anything

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Mūlamadhyamaka-kārikā of Nāgārjuna

Sthiramati's Commentary on Nāgārjuna's Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā, section T30, no. 1567, 148b1


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