The Chain

stone_buddha_faceBecause one thing is, another one arises;

because this is born, that is born.

Conditioned by ignorance,

karmic formations come into being.

Conditioned by karmic formations,

consciousness comes into being.

 

Conditioned by consciousness, name and form come into being.

Conditioned by name and form, the six sources of perception come into being.

 

Conditioned by the six sources of perception, contact comes into being.

Conditioned by contact, feeling comes into being.

 

Conditioned by feeling, craving comes into being.

Conditioned by craving, grasping comes into being.

 

Conditioned by grasping, existence comes into being.

Conditioned by existence, birth comes into being.

 

Conditioned by birth, aging and death come into being,

as well as misery, lamentation, pain, unhappiness, and agitation.

That is how this great heap of suffering comes into being.

—Buddha Shakyamuni, Āryamaitreyaparipcchādharmāṣṭanāma mahāyāna sūtra

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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