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Objection: the lamp illuminates itself, so origination originates itself

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Mūlamadhyamaka-kārikā of Nāgārjuna

mūlamadhyamakakārikā, section 7:8








Mūlamadhyamakavṛtti-akutobhayā of Nāgārjuna, section 7:8



Piṅgala's Commentary on Nāgārjuna's Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā, section T30, no. 1564, 9c11-


Buddhapālita-mūlamadhyamakavṛtti of Buddhapālita, section 7:8




Sthiramati's Commentary on Nāgārjuna's Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā, section T30, no. 1567, 148b9


Prasannapadā of Candrakīrtī, section 151:4



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