Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Ch 2 and Zeno?

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Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Ch 2 and Zeno?

Postby kirtu » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:57 pm

How do the arguments in commentaries differ from a rehash of Zeno's Paradox wrt Ch 2 on Going? The focus of the two arguments are different but the function appears to be the same. And since Zeno is flawed then this makes the commentarial arguments suspect as well.

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Re: Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Ch 2 and Zeno?

Postby catmoon » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:30 pm

Is that by Nagarjuna? If so, I have found that the only way through is to painstakingly work through the reasoning for oneself. You may not like what you find...
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Re: Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Ch 2 and Zeno?

Postby kirtu » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:55 pm

catmoon wrote:Is that by Nagarjuna?


Yes, Nagarjuna's Verses on the Middle Way - in two commentaries for Chapter 2 on Going they basically rehash Zeno (although I will need to reread both commentaries more carefully to make this a definitive statement).

Actually there are a lot of Western academic papers on exactly this so it's nearly certain to be wrong. But Western academics have addressed the seeming similarities.

If so, I have found that the only way through is to painstakingly work through the reasoning for oneself. You may not like what you find...


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Re: Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Ch 2 and Zeno?

Postby catmoon » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:03 pm

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