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If the lamp were able to illuminate the darkness that it could not reach, then it should also be able to illuminate the darkness all over the world

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Mūlamadhyamaka-kārikā of Nāgārjuna

Sthiramati's Commentary on Nāgārjuna's Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā, section T30, no. 1567, 148c1


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