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Dependent Origination Is a Core Teaching of Buddhism

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Once more I feel compelled to bring one of Barbara O’Brien’s articles to your attention.  Although I’m sure she’d be the last to say so, she’s a wonderful teacher who can distill ideas skillfully without losing the gist.  Considering that in Buddhism, gist is all you get…

In Buddhism, there is no teaching of a First Cause. How all this arising and ceasing began, or even if it had a beginning, is not explained. The Buddha emphasized understanding the nature of things as-they-are over speculation of what might have happened in the past or what might happen in the future. It might be said that the Buddhist version of Genesis is: Stuff happens, because other stuff happens. ..

Dependent Origination

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Author: Bill

Birder, cat-lover, pilot, poet. Former lounge lizard, pauper, pagan, lifeguard, chauffeur,cop and martial artist, turned pacifist addiction writer. Tries to be a good husband, father and brother, and makes a decent friend. Likes to take pictures. Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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