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Moments as weIl. For delay of potential 155 is impossible. , in the first moment], capacity (defined as 'possession of the totality of co operating factors')156 is lacking, since incapacity (defined as 'the insufliciency of those factors') will prevail. An entity produces through its own nature, but not, to be sure, through its own nature alone. For the production of an effect is experientially observed to follow just in consequence of a conjunction of co operating factors. ] Meanwhile, whenever those factors have combined 157, what would serve toprevent their cooperation (which in its essence is their acting with unity of intention for the purpose of producing an effect)?

Moreover, the cause albeit existent 167 , if it doesn't produce its own effect, then the effect will not be truly an effect of that [cause], since [the effect] will be independent [of the cause]. 13) Of course [it may be objected] that whatever has an inherent disposition to produce a later effect may not produce that effect at first, since, at that [earlier] moment the inherent disposition to produce that effect is lacking. For thus the inherent disposition to produce blue does not also produce yeIlow, etc.

Dharmasya kasyacidavastuni 96 mänasiddhä bädhävidhivyavahrtil) 97 kimihästi no vä. ika 103 eva visrämyatvena vyäptaI11 sidhyatiti sattvät tvasiddhiravirodhini. 104 tacca S. päramärthikameva S. 90 ••• käryakärakatva S. 91 nityatvakramayaugapadyavattvatp S. 92 ... dharmayo1;l S. 93 ... sadbhävah S. 94 ca dharmau S. 95 vä sattäpi S. 96 S has an obvious misprint: kasyacivadastuni. 97 Another error in S: bädhävidhivyavakrati1;l. 98 käpyasti S. 99 ... siddhiriti S. 100 ... ayogiparamärtha\:l S. 101 näiva paramärthata1;l S.

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