The Meaning Of Life
by HH the Dalai Lama | 2,242 words
Summary: This is an excerpt on Dependent Arising (karma) and The 3 Poisons (which cause all suffering):
When in the first rendition Buddha says, "Due to the existence of this, that arises," he indicates that the phenomena of cyclic existence arise not through the force of supervision by a permanent deity but due to specific conditions. Merely due to the presence of certain causes and conditions, specific effects arise.
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