Paṭicca-samuppāda - Dependent Arising

Various resources related to dependent arising - aka dependent origination, dependent co-arising, conditioned co-production


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Combined Paṭiccasumuppāda map, with bojjhaṅgas. Version 5.4 10/03/2011
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Nidāna Sequences - lokiya paṭicca-samuppāda
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Upanisā Sequences (The Spiral Path)- lokuttara paṭicca-samuppāda
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Nidāna Sequences - with traditional explanations of terms.
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Is Paṭicca-samuppāda a Theory of Everything?.
(Draft July 2011) In this essay theory I compare the paṭicca-samuppāda to the Theory of Everything sought by physicists. The argument is structured around a translation and close reading of the Kaccānagotta Sutta (S ii.16). My conclusion is that far from being intended as a theory explaining the entire universe that the paṭicca-samuppāda has more limited and specific application in the Pāli texts: Paṭicca-samuppāda seeks to explain the arising and passing away of the mental experience of suffering (as distinct from the physical experience of pain). The argument proceeds both logically and by amassing supporting citations from the Canon and from contemporary scholarship.

The Spiral Path or Lokuttara Paṭicca-samuppāda.
3rd draft (Mar 2011.) A survey of the Spiral Path texts found in the Pāli text, and the related contemporary literature. The Spiral Path is considered under the heading of morality meditation, and wisdom with particular attention given to the nature of the links between the stages on the path. Includes a critique of the Upanisā Sutta as locus classicus.

Also Selected translations of Spiral Path texts
SN 12.23, AN 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 8.81, SN 55.40 (extract), MN 7, SN 35.97, AN 6.10.

Draft translations from the Chinese Madhyāgama 42-55 (Taishō 1.26 §5). These contain various Spiral Paths and parallels to AN 8.81, 10.1, 10.2, 10.61; & SN 12.23. Presently there are no published translations of these texts.

A footnote to Sangharakshita's Survey of Buddhism. Notes about the spiral path. (May 2004.)


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