Tag: dependent origination

Can Dependent Origination Be Saved?

| October 31, 2016 | 14 Comments
Can Dependent Origination Be Saved?

Dependent origination is a conundrum, particularly in its most common and elaborate twelve link formula. On the one hand, it is both historically and philosophically central to the Buddha’s dhamma, on the other hand it is a deeply problematic attempt to reconcile kammic rebirth with a potential awakening into non-self. The subject is so complex […]

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Dependent Origination: How did we get into this mess? (John Peacock)

| April 6, 2012 | 8 Comments
Dependent Origination: How did we get into this mess? (John Peacock)

Dependent origination is vital to our understanding of experience, how our suffering arises, dissatisfaction, disappointment, the causes, etc. In these two talks, John Peacock explains the details of why it’s important to understand, how we benefit, and that it’s easier to understand through practice:

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Pop Quiz: What Is Dependent Arising?

| August 2, 2011 | 28 Comments
Pop Quiz: What Is Dependent Arising?

Dependent Arising (paṭicca samuppāda, also known as Dependent Origination, Interdependent Arising, &c) is of special interest to me. The other day while I was browsing various online forums, I found a monk expressing amazement that anyone could think it was about — well, I’m not going to say what he was amazed by, but suffice […]

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