Matthew (Holman New Testament Commentary) by Stuart K. Weber

By Stuart K. Weber

One in a sequence of twelve New testomony verse-by-verse remark books edited by way of Max Anders.

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Regarding the Vaisesika system, Siddhasena comments that it employs both viewpoints. org Substance and Quality : Two Main Standpoints 3Ï "Although the philosophical system of Kanada (Ulüka) applies both standpoints, it is also fallacious because the standpoints are emp­ loyed each independently of the other,*’ The point of Siddhasena is that the Vaisesikas simply combine the two standpoints, but do not synthesize them. The Jainas, on the other hand, synthesize the two and build them into a coherent whole, Siddhasena also claims that the Vaisesikas and the Buddhists are correct in so far as they point out the faults and fallacies of the Samkhya view of causa­ lity and the Sätnkhya philosophers are correct in so far as they criticize the Buddhists and the Vaisesikas.

This is the truth in the ultimate sense, a goal to be arrived at the final stage. But the standpoint of ‘worldly behaviour’ (vyavahära) describes the soul as one that is involved in karma as well as in the birth and re-birth cycle (samsara). The traditional seven standpoints may be understood in the following way: Naigama ( the common, the non-distinguished ) : It is a method of referring to an entity where its generic and specific charac­ teristics are not distinguished from each other. It is an imprecise state­ ment, but not an incorrect one, for it is conventionally accepted.

In Categories, he wrote : ‘‘The most distinctive mark of substance appears to be that, while remaining numerically one and the same, it is capable of admitting contrary qualities. ” 68 This comment underlines both notions of substance mentioned above. org Existence and Substance 37 stance as the concrete individual thing, (4) substance as essence, as one having independent existence, and (5) substance as the logicai subject. From his remark that examples of substance can be “ the individual man or horse” ,59 one can infer the third notion of substance, substance as the concrete individual.

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