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All Phenomena Emerge Depending on a specific Cause!

Dependent Origination is the core chain of any causality:
Dependent on ignorance arises kammic-construction (moral and immoral);
Dependent on kammic-constructions arises rebirth-consciousness;
Dependent on consciousness arises mind and body, name-&-form;
Dependent on mind and body arise the six sense sources;
Dependent on the six sense sources arises contact;
Dependent on contact arises feeling;
Dependent on feeling arises craving;
Dependent on craving arises clinging;
Dependent on clinging arises becoming;
Dependent on becoming arises birth;
Dependent on birth arises decay, ageing, death, sorrow, pain, and despair.
In this way arises this whole mass of suffering...

With the ceasing of ignorance, ceases also kammic-construction;
With the ceasing of kammic-construction, ceases also consciousness;
With the ceasing of consciousness, ceases also mind and body, name-&-form;
With the ceasing of mind and body, ceases also the six sense sources;
With the ceasing of the six sense sources, ceases also contact;
With the ceasing of contact, ceases also feeling;
With the ceasing of feeling, ceases also craving;
With the ceasing of craving, ceases also clinging;
With the ceasing of clinging, ceases also becoming;
With the ceasing of becoming, ceases also birth;
With the ceasing of birth, ceases also ageing, death, sorrow, and all despair.
In exact this way ceases this entire mass of suffering irreversibly...

More on this profound Dependent Origination (Paticca-Samuppāda):
Cohesive Co-Origination, Collapsible Co-Ceasing, Caused by What,
Causes of Emergence, Wise Ontology, Crucial Necessity, Elemental Analysis
No-Agent but Dependence, Not Yours, The Proximate Cause,

Source: BPS Wheel no 54 (Edited Excerpt):
The Mirror of the Dhamma. A Manual of Buddhist Devotional Texts.
By Nārada Thera and Bhikkhu Kassapa. Revised By Bhikkhu Khantipālo:

Dependent is Causation...

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