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Emptiness is not a nonentity; While emptiness is not reified, The self-lucidity of emptiness is appearing phenomena— This is a critical point of the dawning of dependent arising. Since it is not an entity, it is free from being a permanent entity; Since it is not a nonentity, it is free from being the extreme of annihilation. The expanse of luminous clarity—profound, peaceful, and free from constructs— Is asserted as the great ultimate, the abiding reality. This way is neither the domain of an analysis of the categorized ultimate nor The domain of analysis of a conventional valid cognition of confined perception.

Some people say:“The first wheel And the middle wheel are only provisional meanings. ” Verses of Distinguishing the Views and Philosophies 31 Through two valid cognitions, Based on two ways of dividing the two truths, which is the expressed, In the three wheels of s¶tras, which is the evaluated, Our tradition asserts two manners of the provisional/definitive in this way. The supreme object found by the valid cognition of ultimate analysis From the two truths of appearance/emptiness, Ultimate emptiness—which is the explicit teaching of the middle wheel— Is asserted as the definitive meaning; and, The supreme object found by the valid cognition of purity From the two truths of authentic/inauthentic experience, Ultimate luminous clarity—which is the explicit teaching of the last wheel— Is asserted as the definitive meaning.

Such a heritage that is an entity of true permanence Is not the illustrious tradition of the Lion of the Íåkyas. Some people say, “The Mahåyåna heritage is Merely an ultimate nonentity. ” Is a heritage of the basic element that is a permanent nonentity, Eloquent to those who know reasoning, or what? Such a heritage that is annihilation, nothing at all, Is not the illustrious tradition of the Buddha. Some people assert the heritage as A common locus of what is unconditioned and conditioned— A unity of both (1) the nonentity that is emptiness and (2) The entity that is the clarity of mind.

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