Through a superior use of logic in the previous verses Shantideva has shown without doubt that nothing, no phenomena, arises without interrelated causes and conditions. Here he continues to challenge the Ishvara philosophical system that believes in an Omnipotent God who can choose to create––or not create, at will and without any interdependent cause or resulting effect.
Here he continues the argument against a permanent eternal and single cause for the existence of anything, material or otherwise, clearly exposing the Ishwara theistic philosophy that construes things as having no basis in causes and conditions, as being without substance.
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