Lecture 03. The Sarvāstivāda Schools and the notion of the Real.

The Sarvāstivāda is called the “all exists” (sarvām āsti) school which advocates the doctrines that dharma-s exist in all three periods of time (past, present and future). They exist in their intrinsic nature (svabhāva) even though only the present one has activity. The most notable and representative view of the Sarvāstivāda is that what is real is what abides uniquely in its intrinsic nature: What is real is what has a svabhāva.