Namdrol wrote:If there were no contradictions, then these things could not be rejected ultimately. It is because these conventional entities do possess internal contradictions that they cannot bear ultimate analysis.
I do not agree. (The Center of the Sunlit Sky; p.96) Correct and False Seeming. This distinction pertains only to what appears to ordinary beings. “Seeming reality” or the “correct seeming” is only that
which is correctly perceived and labeled (false seeming does not exist even conventionally) by ordinary beings according to their
standards of correct and false... So the contradictions appears to ordinary beings.
(p.195) For example, for someone who suffers from blurred vision and mistakenly clings to the appearance of some black dots
against the background of a white cup (False Seeming), a skilled physician first clarifies that these dots do not exist by saying, “They only appear because of your disease.”
Namdrol wrote:Candrakriti, in citing the Lanka in the Bhasya, clearly states that ālayavijñāna is a synonym for emptiness, thus laying the ground for ālayavijñāna to be accepted conventionally.
I do not agree.
...By understanding that these dots do not exist, the sick person puts an end to her misconception of there really being such dots in this cup (wordly daily-life consensus; correct seeming).
(p.195) Nevertheless, since the cause
for the plain appearance of these dots has not yet been removed, they still appear.
Hence, in order to stop their appearance, the physician has this person take a
potent medicine that eliminates blurred vision altogether. Once the disease has
been removed, the “dots” are just like space without any reference points (freedom beyond all the seeming).
(p.221) The crucial point here and in Centrism in general is that inherent existence is
simply an incoherent notion altogether that does not withstand analysis. What is
called emptiness is just the result of pointing out this fact. In other words, whether
one conventionally speaks of “the thesis of emptiness” (svatantrika) or says, “I have no thesis,” (prasangika)
both expressions just announce and highlight the Centrist procedure of demon-
strating that all things lack inherent existence—that there are no reference points.
Karmapa Mikyo Dorje quotes his guru, the great siddha Sangye Nyenba Rinpoche:
All you people who assert scriptures and reasonings
That prove a real identity
Are very much afraid of the notion that there is no real identity
And thus perform all kinds of pointless negations and proofs.
Once you do not cling to either of these two theses
Of a real identity or the lack of a real identity,
All disputes of negation and proof will subside.
Then there is no harm even through billions of scriptures and