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If actions possessed an essence, they would keep maturing indefinitely

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Mūlamadhyamaka-kārikā of Nāgārjuna

mūlamadhyamakakārikā, section 17:25







Mūlamadhyamakavṛtti-akutobhayā of Nāgārjuna, section 17:25



Piṅgala's Commentary on Nāgārjuna's Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā, section T30, no. 1564, 23a8-


Buddhapālita-mūlamadhyamakavṛtti of Buddhapālita, section 17:25



Sthiramati's Commentary on Nāgārjuna's Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā, section K41, no. 1482, 144a2


Prajñāpradīpamūlamadhyamakavṛtti of Bhāvaviveka, section 17:25




Prasannapadā of Candrakīrtī, section 326:4



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