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  Dependent Origination Creates the World!



The Blessed Buddha once asked his disciples:

And what is dependent origination, Bhikkhus?
With birth as condition, Bhikkhus, ageing and death emerges...!
Whether Perfect Ones arise, or do not arise, there remains that element,
that particular relatedness of states, that fixed causal linking of states,
that very specific conditionality. The Perfect One indeed first discovers it,
penetrates to it. Having discovered it, penetrated to it, he announces it,
teaches it, makes it known, establishes, exposes, expounds and explains it:
"See", he says, "With birth as condition, there will be ageing and death".
With becoming as condition, there is birth...
With clinging as condition, there will be becoming...
With craving as condition, clinging develops...
With feeling as condition, craving arises...
With contact as condition, feeling springs up...
With the 6 senses as condition, contact appears...
With name-&-form as condition, the 6 senses crop up...
With consciousness as condition, name-&-form is born...
With mental constructions as condition, there is consciousness ...
With ignorance as condition, Bhikkhus, there are mental constructions....
Whether Perfect Ones arise or do not arise, there yet remains that element,
that same relatedness of states, that fixed regular causal linking of states,
that very specific conditionality. The Perfect One indeed first discovers it,
penetrates to it. Having discovered it, penetrated to it, he announces it,
teaches it, makes it known, establishes, exposes, expounds and explains it:
"See", he says, "With ignorance as condition, there are mental constructions".
So that causal sequence is an absolute reality, since in all past and all future
universes it is never unreal, never otherwise, but the same specific conditionality:
This 12 fold principle called dependent origination. (SN II, 25f).



Commentary:
Because particular states are produced only by other particular specific conditions,
neither less nor more, it is called the reality, exactly so, such and thus only arises it!
Once the conditions have met and combined, then there is never lack of producing
the states, that they generate even for an instant! Therefore is this fundamental
called never unreal!  Because there never arises a state caused by another state's
conditions, this doctrine is called never otherwise... Because this sure sequence of
emergence has exact unambiguous causes, it is called specific conditionality.
Visuddhimagga 518


More on Dependent Origination by specific Causality (
Paticca-Samuppāda):
Cohesive Co-Origination, Collapsible Co-Cessation, Caused by What,
Causes of Emergence, Wise Ontology, Crucial Necessity, Elemental Analysis
No-Agent but Dependence, Not Yours, The Proximate Cause,
Assured_&_Ascertained_Awakening

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