tiltbillings wrote:You want to hear that again? Of course you do: Your partless particle have no place here.
what about these:
"The solid substance of body as it is now found belongs to the group of materiality. According to the usual enumeration of material phenomena, there are altogether twenty-eight kinds in this group, but in short it may be noted that body is a mass of materiality. For example, it is the same as a doll made of clay or wheat, which is nothing but a collection of particles"
"Logs and pillars, bricks and stones and lumps of earth are a mass of materiality."
The Abhidhamma in Practice
'There is no unit of matter that does not contain these four elements in varying proportions. The preponderance of one element over the other three gives the material object its main characteristic."
"These four elements are described as "primary" or "underived" (no-upādā) matter (rūpa), meaning that they cannot be analyzed into further atomistic units. While underived, this does not mean that they are "unconditioned." Thus, for instance, according to the 5th c. CE commentarial Visuddhimagga, "as to the proximate cause, each [element] has the other three as its proximate cause.""
Ñāṇa wrote:Firstly, a puggala or a satta isn't a dhamma. Therefore, no Theravādin would ever even remotely suggest that a person possess sabhāva.
hi, persons exist therefore they are dhammas. what does not exist are persons qualified by souls/enduring essences (atta/atman)
not Je Tsongkhapa's hybrid system
has nothing to do with that. every madhyamika and yogacara dismisses characteristic marks to some extent, which is nihilistic according to those who assert characteristic marks
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