Application of Dependent Origination

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Application of Dependent Origination

Post by 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?

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Re: Application of Dependent Origination

Post by retrofuturist » 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,
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Re: Application of Dependent Origination

Post by 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

Post by SarathW » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:03 am

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

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