An Eleventh-Century Buddhist Logic of ‘Exists’: Ratnakīrti’s by A. C. Senape McDermott

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Svarüpäpravi~tasya vastuno 'vastuno vä 'tatsvabhävatvät. 40 prakäräntarasyäpi kramasvarüpäpravi~tatvät. o 'drsyatve 'pyayogavyavacchedena drsyasahakärisahitasya 41 sattvasya drsyakramäkramäbhyäIp. vyäptil} pratyak~ädeva sidhyati. evatp kramäkramäbhyämarthakriyäkäritvaIp. ärthäkriyakäritvamanyatra na gatamityarthal}. ata evaitayorvinivrttau nivartate. amäsrayäsiddhido~a­ parihärato nirastam. 5) dvitIyatp cäsatigatam. vikalpajfiänena vyatirekasya pratitatvät. nahyabhäval} kascidvigrahavän yal} säk~atkartavyal}, apitu vikalpädeva vyavahartavyal}.

Apräpte nityopalabdhireva nityaviruddhasyänupalabhyamänasya kramäkramasyänupalabdhil).. 66 tasmäd vyäpakavivekidharmyupalabdhitayä na vyäpakänupalambhäntarädasya vise~al).. 13) nanvetadavastudharmikopayogi vastv 67 adhi~thänatvät pramäI)avyavasthäyä iti cet. kimidaql vastvadhi~thänatvam näma. kiqlparamparayä 'pi vastunal). sakäsädägatatvam, atha vastuni kenacidäkäreI)a vyavahärakäraI)atvam, vastubhütadharmipratibaddhatvarp. vä. 16) yadyädyal). agocaravastupratibaddhatvamasyäpi. 68 na k~iI)am. 18) na 69 dvitiye 'pi pak~e dosah sambhavati.

Indeed knowledge of such a locus would be either (i) by perception, (ii) by inference, or (iii) by mere conceptual construction. 1) If either ofthe first two alternatives obtains, the reason (which has its basis in a causal efficiency whose essence is knowledge of the nonmomentary entity by direct or indirect means) will be too broad. B. A qualifying term when construed extensionally is a class and intensionaIly, a qualifier. Ratnakirti's use of the word is equivocal - extensional in its import in some passages, intensional in others).

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