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However, by virtue of their partial harmony with sunya thought, the ideas expressed in the section refuting Hinayana views are definitely of the Mahayana family. That is, the way in which the Hinayana is refuted in this section is in general keeping with Mahayana tenets• To sum up the central point of this section from a dif­ ferent perspective: both the view that Buddha nature exists and the view that it doesn't exist are to be rejected since both imply that Buddha nature is something which is capable of existing as other things exist.

Sunyavada and Neo-Taoism were felt to be particularly close. Thus matched were yoga and tao, bodhi and tao, tathata and pen wu (original non-being), bhava and yuf abhava and w u , sGnyata and wu or pen w u . It is particularly revealing th^t both abhava and sunyata were rendered with wu; the meaning of sunyata was clearly not well understood by these socalled Buddho-Taoists• In time, however, with the arrival of more texts and better translations, the differences between Buddhist and Taoist ideas came to be understood and such overt mingling of concepts ceased.

Selected and condensed from Mervyn Sprung1s list of meanings in Ibid” pp. ) ^"The three natures theory of the Yogacara, in a manner somewhat parallel to the Madhyamika two truths theory, "teaches that all data of experience can be considered from three points of views, (1) as 1imagined' (parikalpita, or 'contrived1), (2) as 1interdependent1 (paratantra), and (3) as 'absolute1 (parinishpanna, lit. ff (Edward Conze, Buddhist Thought in India [Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Pressf 1967], p. ) The parikalpita nature corresponds to the common-sensical view of the world which, since it interprets experience in terms of subject and ob­ ject, is wholly imaginary and fabricated.

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