Whatever is dependently arisen,
That is explained to be emptiness,
That, being a dependent designation
Is itself the middle way.
Something that is not dependently arisen,
Such a thing does not exist.
Therefore a nonempty thing
does not exist.
from the book The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika
translated by Jay L. Garfield
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