Emptiness, The Final Frontier, part 7

The three levels of Dependent Arising:
1. The causes and conditions that give rise to a thing or event
mean that it is already deteriorating, until finally gone,
at best they can only be temporary, fleeting, passing, impermanent.

2. The thing or event depends on a collection of parts which in turn depends on a collection of parts,
reducing it down to it’s constituent parts, which again reduced down,
we cannot point at one part with certainty and exclaim “this is the thing or event”.

3. Things and events are merely labelled,
applying a label onto a valid basis,
at best these are useful levels of abstraction, not the basis for attachment or repulsion.

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