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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Interdependency

 Those teachings starting from birth, old age, sickness, death, sorrow, lamentation, woe, grief, uneasiness and Nirvana are the teaching of interdependency. Most scholars used to understand this as a teaching of causality: birth is the cause of old age, and birth is the cause of sickness. Because we were born, we have old age and sickness and death. But this is actually the teaching of interdependency and is another form of the four noble truths. -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-02-00-C as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC