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Tatha ' k$aJ;likasya kramayaugapadyabhyamarthakriyiivirodhai). sidhyatyeva. (87. 1 3) tatha vikalpadevak�aJ;liko virodhi siddhai).. vikalpollikhitascasya svabhavo napara ityapi vyavahartavyam. anyathii tadanuvadena kramakra miidirahitatvadini�edhadikamuktam. adisabdanueearaI;laprasaIigai).. asti ca. ato yathii pramaJ;liibhiive 'pi vikalpasiddhasya 83-bandhyasutiidei). l kidrso dO$ai). syiit. t. l virodhasyaparamarthikatvam. taddvareJ;la k$aJ;labhail gasiddhirapyaparamiirthiki syiiditi eet. l kifieitubhayakotidattapada sambandhiibhidhiinam- 8 6 i $yate, 'smiibhirupapadyate vii.
Pra tyak�iideva sidhyati. evarp. kramiikramiibhyiimarthakriyakiiritvaIp. iirthiikriyakiiritvamanyatra na gatamityarthal;1. amasrayiisiddhido�a parihiirato nirastam. 5) dvitiyarp. eiisatigatam. vikaipaji'iiinena vyatirekasya pratitatviit. 1. na hyabhiivasya vikalpiidanyapratipattirapratipattirva sar vathii. ubhayathapi tadvyavaharahaniprasatigat. evarp. 1. amasatigatam. ikatvena vyiipteravyiihatatviit. (85. p. ikasyiisattvam. sattvasya tata vyatirekaIp. p. ca sadhayatyekavyiipiiratmakatvaditi sthitam.
With a permanent entity which is an [absolute] nonentity . 23) [At this point Ratnakirti begins an explication and defense his own theory. 1 l1 Surely of] in the case of a real entity ll2 an attribute may be ascribed to a subject 11 3 ; for instance, 97 cowness [as ascribed] to a cow, white- 'pratiyogin' =df 'object of negation', 'counterpositive of an absence', negatum. 'ajanakasyiiprameyatviit ' ; (literally) 'because of the not being an object of knowledge of that which is unproductive'. lvrti' = d f 'illusion', 'phenomenal veil', 'surface reality'.