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Tayorabhiive ni­ yamenasrayasiddhiriti yuktam. asattasadhane tvavastudharmo heturavas­ tu 8°-vikalpamatrasiddhe dharmiJ;li nasrayasiddhido�eJ;la dii$ayituql sakyaiJ. tatha ' k$aJ;likasya kramayaugapadyabhyamarthakriyiivirodhai). sidhyatyeva. (87. 1 3) tatha vikalpadevak�aJ;liko virodhi siddhai).. vikalpollikhitascasya svabhavo napara ityapi vyavahartavyam. anyathii tadanuvadena kramakra­ miidirahitatvadini�edhadikamuktam. adisabdanueearaI;laprasaIigai).. asti ca. ato yathii pramaJ;liibhiive 'pi vikalpasiddhasya 83-bandhyasutiidei).

Vikalpabuddhyavasitasya. ayoga. vastuni. adhyavasiiya. pratyaya. iikiira. ' 1DO 191 192 19 3 1 9. 19 5 19 6 1 97 1 98 AN 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' 46 absolute 201 [or e mpin c a l ] permanence or impermanence, blue, etc. In l i ke manner [th e d isjuncti o n of] succession and no nsucce s si on is o bserved to be related through cognition alone with its own substratum. Let us assume 20 2 that the [disjunction of] the two [viz. , succession, nonsuccessionJ can occur i n a permanent entity, with a cognition grasping this permanent entity, whence the [disjunction of the ] two will be s itu at ed i n that which is graspe d 203 , with the p e rmanent entity as sub stratu m The denial 204 that [such a s i tu a ti o n ] can be brought about by a mere cognition relating [succession or nonsuccession to a permanent substratum] follows [immediately].

1 1 ) Consider the example whose probans is : "because its properties are universally apprehended" (mentioned for the purpose of proving the omnipresence of the atman). And since the reason is alluded to, {the subject] is (entertained as] a conceptual construct - at first as a doubtful real, but, after the reason is carefully considered, we declare [the subject] to be unreal. (83. 1 4) And certainly this [viz. , the case of a nonmomentary entity] does not involve the fallacy 151 of a doubtful subject.

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