By Jose Ingacio Cabezon

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That is why the great commentary, the Vimalaprabhii says. " 25 [This position that the emptiness as taught in the Kiilacakra Tantra is different from that taught in the Madhyamaka sources] is also in contradiction to the seventh "Brief Topic" of the second chapter [of the Vimalaprabhii], where it states that a Madhyamika should understand reality by determining the consciousness aggregate to be devoid of an essence (rang bzhin) by means of the reasoning that proves it to be neither one nor many, and by means of such examples as the sky flower.

Otherwise, it would not be correct to claim that a difference [existed] between the imputed, which does not exist by virtue of its own characteristic, and the dependent, which does exist by virture of its own characteristic, because then both would have to be nominally existent (tha snyad du yod pa) and not truly existent. 79 To claim that whether something exists by virtue of its own characteristic is determined by whether it is efficacious (don byed nus pa) is also incorrect. {26] Translation 43 Because the real is also explained as existing by virtue of its own characteristic, it would follow, absurdly, that it too was an [efficacious] entity (dngos po) [when in fact it is not].

In the Bodhisattvabhumi, mortover, in the chapter on "Reality," 62 the method of setting forth selflessness in accordance with [the Sarrrdhinirmocana] is taught. [22] The Mahiiyiinasamgraha, 63 having taught the theory of the foundation consciousness (kun gzhi) 64 and having refuted [the notion of] external objects (phyi don), goes into particular detail concerning the exposition of the three natures (ngo bo nyid gsum) of which the d~pendent (gzhan dbang) and the real (yongs grub) [are said to] truly exist.

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