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Pp. 87-88). 1 I) 'isri ar- 11 \. 5 Lamotte has recently re-examined the dating of Nagarjuna in his Vimalak'irti (pp. 70-77). He states that the attribution of the Chinese Biography (T 2047) to Kumarajiva is improper, but does not categori­ cally reject its testimony. ta. N. This is congruent with the statements of Seng-chao, Seng-jui, and Hui-yilan which assign Nagar­ juna and Aryadeva to the ninth century A. N. It would be hard to defend every item in the Biography, but 1t is easy to show that in substance it represents Kumarajiva' s account.

Other terms belonging to the null class are hare horns, tortoise hairs, and barren women's children. The doctrine of momentariness (lufa1Jikatva) takes as axiomatic that no dharma occurs in two moments. Nagarjuna shows that if each moment is segmentable into several sub-moments, then no dharma can occur at all. Here he strikes at a difficulty inherent in the con­ cept of a continuous series of discrete points. Aryadeva employs this device to refute the theory of atoms (T 1570, p. 182b25-c1). ' i Personality 40.

29. A non-empty effect would not arise and would not perish; being non-empty, it would be unextinguished and unarisen. How would something empty arise or perish? 17-18) (Prasannapadii, pp. 402-3). 30. 11) (Prasannapadii, p. 1 4 I These stanzas state that emptiness is not a term in the primary system referring to the world, but a term in the descriptive system '(meta-system) referring to the primary system. Thus it has no status as an entity, nor as the property of an existent or an inexistent.

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