By taking any standpoint whatsoever, you will be snatched by the cunning snakes of the afflictions. Those whose minds have no standpoint will not be caught. If there were a standpoint, there would be desire and freedom from desire. However, great beings without a standpoint do not have desire, nor are they free from desire. Those whose minds are not moved, not even by a flicker of a thought about “complete voidness,” have crossed the horrifying ocean of existence that is agitated by the snakes of the afflictions.

— Nāgārjuna


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