Chandrakirti's Sevenfold Reasoning: Meditation on the by Joe Wilson

By Joe Wilson

This rationalization of Chadrakirti's presentation of the seven fold reasoning relies at the clarification present in the transparent "Exposition of the presentation Tenets, a stunning decoration for the Meru of the subduer's instructing" composed by means of Jangkya.

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There is no chariot which inherently depends on its parts, 5. There is no chariot upon which its parts are inherently depen­ dent, 6. There is no chariot which is the mere collection of its parts, 7. There is no chariot which is the shape of its parts. , person, who can be found among or separate fromhis or herbasesof designation, the mentaland physi­ cal aggregates of his or her own continuum, when that person is searched for by means of the Sevenfold Reasoning. Technically the phenomenon imputed—the person—and the 26 Chandrakirti's Sevenfold Reasoning bases of imputation—the aggregates—are conventionally existent.

8. The Essential of Realizing that the Phenomenon Imputed Is Not the Mere Collection of its Bases of Imputation The 'mere collection' is just the unarranged collection of all the bases of imputation. For example, to assert that a chariot is the mere collection of its parts would be like sayirfg that a pile of an axle and two wheels and so on would be a chariot and could take you on a journey. In Prasarigika the collection of the aggregates is the correct basis for the imputation of a person. However, the collection of the ag­ gregates cannot be correctly considered to be either the same as or inherently different from the aggregates.

14-15. 11. , p. 14. 3-4. , p. 16-17. 12. Tsong-ka-pa, Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path, 184a. 6184b. 2. 13. Quoted in Hopkins, Meditation on Emptiness, p. 689. 14. In the Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path (folio 190a. 3) Tsong-ka-pa indicates that the sevenfold Precepts of Cause and Effect were transmitted in lineage from AdSa. D. 15. Tfeong-ka-pa, The Three Principal Aspects of the Path, verse 9. 16. Quoted in Jang-kya, Presentation of Tenets, p. 12 17. 15-17. 18. , p. 194. 18-25.

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