Application of Dependent Origination

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SarathW
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Application of Dependent Origination

Postby SarathW » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:39 am

The way I understand is that Dependent Origination is applicable to the whole world except Arahants. This include human, animal, plants, cells, Devas, Demans and any animate or inanimate thing.
What are your thoughts?

For the benefit of the beginner, The Dependent Origination is the 2nd Noble Truth. Please see the link below

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Re: Application of Dependent Origination

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:29 am

Greetings Sarath,

SarathW wrote:The way I understand is that Dependent Origination is applicable to the whole world except Arahants. This include human, animal, plants, cells, Devas, Demans and any animate or inanimate thing.
What are your thoughts?

I agree it doesn't apply to arahants, as how can it apply to anything that does not experience samsaric existence?

Therefore inanimate things are totally out of scope. On what basis did you understand they were in?

Be careful not to conflate dependent origination with other concepts such as "interbeing".

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: Application of Dependent Origination

Postby ground » Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:28 am

SarathW wrote:The way I understand is that Dependent Origination is applicable to the whole world except Arahants.

Which includes conception of arahants, the dhamma and dependent origination itself too.

SarathW wrote:What are your thoughts?

Dependently originated. :sage:

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Re: Application of Dependent Origination

Postby SarathW » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:03 am

:clap:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”


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