Quotations: Dharmakirti, Commentary on Valid Cognition, That which performs a function is ultimately existent

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དོན་དམ་དོན་བྱེད་ནུས་པ་གང༌། །

དེ་འདིར་དོན་དམ་ཡོད་པ་ཡིན། །

གཞན་ནི་ཀུན་རྫོབ་ཡོད་པ་སྟེ། །

That which can ultimately perform a function
Is here said to be ultimately existent.
All else besides has relative existence.

Dharmakīrti, Commentary on Valid Cognition, chapter III, 3