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86 vikalpo. 6). 89 ' vyatireka' ss Viz. , the hypothesis of invariable concomitance. , the denial o f the pervaden­ dum follows from the denial of the pervader). 90 svabhava. r. 9 2 dharmatve. 93 'abhava' : (literally) 'absence'. 94 itaretardsrayatvam. 95 ' virodhyapi ' = ' virodhin' + 'apt 96 sanneva syat = sat + lIa + iva + syat. A N E L E V E N T H - C E N T U R Y B U D D H I S T L O G I C O F ' E X I S T S' 36 it is k n own as an o bject of ne g atIOn 97, because it is able to produce know­ is absolutely u nproductive is unknowable.

The case of a nonmomentary entity] does not involve the fallacy 151 of a doubtful subject. ) For there is proof that what is determined to be a mere conceptual construct - a doubtful or an unreal entity - may serve as subject for an unreal attribute. The fallacy of a doubtful subject [can be] established only when considering a case having a [positive] real attribute as reason. " But the unreality 153 of that which has an unreal con­ ceptual construct as its o bject is proved just from the nonperception of a pervader.

1 1) And since [a nascent] effect is not [yet] really existent 166, this proves that the effect does not require a cooperating factor [or agent] . More­ over, the cause albeit existent 167, if it doesn't produce its own effect, then the effect will not be truly an effect of that [cause], since [the effect] will be independent [of the cause]. (84. 1 3) Of course [it may be objected] that whatever has an inherent disposition to produce a later effect may not produce that effect at first, since, at that [earlier] moment the inherent disposition to produce that effect is lacking.

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