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".
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"You've got to focus on what's really worthwhile in life, which means resisting a lot of the currents in our culture" (Thanissaro)