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The notion of illumination is untenable: around lamps there is no darkness to be illuminated

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Mūlamadhyamaka-kārikā of Nāgārjuna

mūlamadhyamakakārikā, section 7:9








Mūlamadhyamakavṛtti-akutobhayā of Nāgārjuna, section 7:9



Piṅgala's Commentary on Nāgārjuna's Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā, section T30, no. 1564, 9c15-


Buddhapālita-mūlamadhyamakavṛtti of Buddhapālita, section 7:9




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


Prasannapadā of Candrakīrtī, section 151:9



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