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57 h ~e Vaibha~ikas, Sautrantikas, and so forth, who came after the split into ~ e eighteen subschools 58 accept only the sriivaka canon as valid (tshad ma). Mence, those who are termed sriivaka (lit. "hearer") do not accept the ahayana as the word [of the Buddha]. It is because they strive for sriivaka 36 A Dose of Emptiness enlightenment (byang chub) that [those who challenge the authenticity of the Mahayana sutras] are called sriivakas. " Even were they to be skeptical in this way, it would follow, absurdly, that though [such sriivaka] arhants have eliminated all afflictions (nyon mongs), they accumulate the karma of disparaging the doctrine (chos spong gi las) with the ignorance of one ridden with afflictions.

If one explains the profound doctrine of emptiness to one who is not a suitable vessel, should the one explaining emptiness possess the bodhisattva vows, the Sik~iisamuccaya states that "speaking of emptiness to sentient beings who do not engage in mental training" 51 is a downfall (pham pa), if all of the negative emotional factors are present (kun dkris). Even when [the disciple] has generated a pure understanding biased in favor of neither of the two extremes, when he or sbe hears an unmistaken explanation of emptiness, there may be no other [external signs] arising from amazement, [signs] such as the standing on end of hairs or the welling up of tears.

Sara. For this reason, the Lord of Sages, Kamalasila, says in his first Bhavaniikrama: Thus, having put the mind firmly on the object, analyze it with wisdom. Because when the light of wisdom is born in this way, the seeds of the afflictions (nyon mongs) will be eliminated. Otherwise, mere samadhi, like that of the heterodox, will not eliminate these afflic- · tions, for as it says in the sr"Uras, "Even though worldly beings open the door to samadhi, they do not destroy the perception of the self; and because of their afflictions, they remain in utter turmoil.

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