Reply To: Kusala-Mula Paticca Samuppada


I thought I’d post the following here instead of creating a new thread.

Thank you for reminding us of the deeper meanings of the terms in Paṭicca Samuppāda.

Distortion of Pāli Keywords in Paṭicca Samuppāda

Not too long ago, I listened to a thero teaching “dependent origination” in the reverse order, and he taught it ONLY in the sense of “everything ceases”. My impression was that he was talking about Nirodha Samapatti without using the term.

For us starting out on the path, we may need to spell out Paṭicca Samuppāda explicitly to cement it in our brain:

Iti imasmiṁ sati idaṁ hoti, imassuppādā idaṁ uppajjati, yadidaṁ—

avijjā paccayā abhisaṅkhāra
abhisaṅkhāra paccayā kamma viññāna
kamma viññāna paccayā nāmarūpa
nāmarūpa paccayā salāyatana
salāyatana paccayā samphassa
samphassa paccayā samphassa-jā-vedanā
samphassa-jā-vedanā paccayā taṇhā
taṇhā paccayā upādāna
upādāna paccayā bhava
bhava paccayā jāti
jāti paccayā jarāmaraṇaṁ sokaparidevadukkhadomanassupāyāsā sambhavanti

Evametassa kevalassa dukkhakkhandhassa samudayo hotī”ti

ti imasmiṁ asati idaṁ na hoti, imassa nirodhā idaṁ nirujjhati, yadidaṁ—

avijjā nirodhā abhisaṅkhāranirodho
abhisaṅkhāra nirodhā kamma viññāṇa nirodho
kamma viññāṇa nirodhā nāmarūpa nirodho
nāmarūpa nirodhā saḷāyatana nirodho
saḷāyatana nirodhā samphassa nirodho
samphassa nirodhā samphassa-jā-vedanā nirodho
samphassa-jā-vedanā nirodhā taṇhā nirodho
taṇhā nirodhā upādāna nirodho
upādāna nirodhā bhava nirodho
bhava nirodhā jāti nirodho
jāti nirodhā jarāmaraṇaṁ sokaparidevadukkhadomanassupāyāsā nirujjhanti

Evametassa kevalassa dukkhakkhandhassa nirodho hotī”ti.