User Tools

Site Tools


causation
Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

causation [2018/02/26 18:10] (current)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +** [[Ayurveda Healing Arts Institute]] of [[Medicine Buddha Healing Center]] **
 +
 +
 +[[Home]] | [[Clinic]] | [[Featured Content]] | [[Buddhist Ayurvedic Distance Learning |Distance Learning]] | [[About Us]] | [[Donate]] | [[Non-Profit]] | [[Recent Changes]] | Phone: 1-510-292-6696
 +
 +Part of the List of [[Dharma Terms]] from the [[Buddhist Ayurveda]] Course ([[SKT220]] ) on [[Sanskrit Terms]] of [[Ayurveda]] and [[Dharma]]
 +----
 +
 +
 +======= Causation =======
 +
 +[[causation]]
 +
 +[[Bodhisattva]]s are afraid of the [[cause]], not its [[result]];
 +
 +[[Living beings]] are afraid of the [[result]], not its [[cause]]. ​
 +
 +([[Rev.]] [[Master]] [[Hsuan Hua]])
 +
 +Deep is this [[doctrine]] of events as rising from [[cause]]s, and it looks deep
 +too. It is through not [[understand]]ing this [[doctrine]],​ through not penetrating
 +it, that this [[generation]] has [[become]] a tangled skein, a matted ball of
 +[[thread]], like to munja-[[grass]] and rushes, unable to overpass the doom of the
 +[[waste]], the Woeful [[way]], the [[Downfall]],​ the Constant Round [of [[transmigration]]].
 +
 +(Dialogues of the [[Buddha]] II 50)
 +
 +====== Basic Teachings about Cause and Effect ======
 +
 +"A [[cause]] refers to the [[cause]] you [[plant]], from which you reap a corresponding
 +[[result]]. If you [[plant]] a [[good]] [[cause]], you will get a [[good]] [[result]]. And if you
 +[[plant]] a [[bad]] [[cause]], you will obtain a [[bad]] [[result]]. . . . You [[plant]] a [[certain]]
 +[[cause]], [[myriad]] [[condition]]s assemble, and a [[certain]] [[retribution]] or [[result]] is
 +brought about."​ ([[EDR]] VI 215)
 +
 +[[Cause and effect]] "is not a [[matter]] of [[belief]] or dis[[belief]]. If you [[believe]] in
 +it, there is such a [[thing]] as [[cause and effect]]; if you do not [[believe]] in it,
 +[[cause and effect]] operate just the same. For example, if you go punch
 +someone, you will certainly get hit back. Your initial punch is the [[cause]],
 +and your [[being]] beaten in return is the [[effect]] . . . . " ([[SPV]] 128)
 +
 +"The [[cause]] is the [[seed]]. What contributes to its growth are the [[condition]]s.
 +[[plant]]ing a [[seed]] in the [[ground]] is a [[cause]]. [[Condition]]s are the aiding [[factor]]s
 +which contribute to the growth--soil,​ [[water]], sun[[light]],​ and [[other]] such
 +[[thing]]s..."​ ([[SS]] II]] 112)
 +
 +
 +====== Causes and Effects Operate Over Many Lifetimes ======
 +
 +From [[cause]]s made in lives [[gone]] by comes your [[present]] [[life]];
 +[[result]]s you'll get in lives to come [[arise]] from this [[life]]'​s [[deed]]s. ([[AS]] 30)
 +
 +
 +====== The Interwoven Net of Karmic Responses of Cause and Effect ======
 +
 +"The [[Dharma Realm]] is not large; a [[mote]] of [[dust]] is not small. Why? All is
 +one, and one is all. Yet there is some[[thing]] more [[wonderful]],​ [[subtle]], and
 +difficult to [[believe]] than even this: the [[net]]-like interweaving of [[karmic]]
 +responses and the [[wheel]]-like spinning of [[cause and effect]].
 +
 +"For example, the [[karmic]] influences between countries are interwoven; the
 +[[cause]]s and [[effect]]s of their mutual debts and repayments compel them to
 +ceaseless wars. It [[become]]s difficult to stop the [[murder]]s and massacres which
 +[[increase]] endlessly until the final [[destruct]]ion]] of the countries and the
 +annihilation of all races when every[[thing]] is eradicated and brought to an
 +end. There is a saying, '​[[plant]] [[good]] [[cause]]s, reap [[good]] [[result]]s;​ [[plant]] [[bad]]
 +[[cause]]s, reap [[bad]] [[result]]s.'​ How [[true]] it is!
 +
 +"There is also this interweaving of [[karmic]] influences as well as the [[cause]]s
 +and [[effect]]s of mutual debts and repayments between [[families]]. When there is
 +[[kindness]],​ there is [[harm]]ony]],​ but when enmity [[arise]]s there is revenge. The
 +participants do not [[understand]] and continue to rail at each [[other]] for [[life]].
 +Who [[awaken]]s from this?
 +
 +"A [[Sutra]] text says, 'Even though a [[hundred]] [[Thousand]] [[kalpa]]s pass, [[karma]] which
 +is [[create]]d does not perish. When [[causes and conditions]] come together,
 +[[retribution]] will still be [[person]]ally under[[Gone]].'​ In all our [[action]]s,​ how can
 +we possibly not be cautious and attentive, 'as if standing on the edge of a
 +deep abyss, as if t[[read]]ing on thin ice'​!"​ ([[WM]] 41 [[Rev.]])
 +
 +====== The Buddha Speaks the Sutra of Cause and Effect in the Three Periods of Time ======
 +
 +The [[Buddha]] gave this [[advice]] in The [[Buddha Speaks the Sutra of Cause and Effect]] in the [[Three]] Periods of [[time]]:
 +
 +[[Wealth]] and dignity come from one's [[Destiny]]
 +
 +From [[cause]]s [[plant]]ed in lives in the past. 
 +
 +[[People]] who [[hold]] to this simple [[principle]]
 +
 +Will reap [[good]] fortune in lives in the [[future]]. ​
 +----
 +
 +[[Kind]] men and [[women]], [[listen]] to the [[cause]]s,
 +
 +[[hear]] and [[remember]] this [[Sutra]]'​s re[[mind]]er
 +
 +Of the [[cause]]s and [[effect]]s of [[karmic]] [[deed]]s
 +
 +In the past, in the [[future]], and in the [[present]]. ​
 +
 +----
 +[[Cause and effect]] is no small care. 
 +
 +[[True]] are my [[word]]s; don't take them [[light]]ly
 +
 +Some[[time]]s [[people]] have plentiful [[good]]s,
 +
 +The reason, in fact, again is quite [[fair]]. ​
 +
 +In the past these [[people]] gave [[food]] to the [[poor]]. ​
 +
 +----
 +
 +[[Other]]s don't have [[food]] or [[drink]]. ​
 +
 +Who can guess the reason why?
 +
 +Before those [[people]] were [[plague]]d with a [[fault]]:
 +
 +[[stingy]] [[greed]] made them squeeze every penny. ​
 +
 +----
 +
 +[[Enjoy]]ing [[Blessings]] and justly prosperous,
 +
 +Are [[people]] who reap a fitting reward. ​
 +
 +In [[time]]s now past they helped build [[Temple]]s
 +
 +And saw that the [[Sangha]] had huts and [[shelter]]s. ​
 +
 +----
 +
 +Some have long [[lifespan]]s;​ why are they lucky?
 +
 +[[Liberating]] [[creature]]s,​ they ransomed lives. ​
 +
 +Have you seen how many [[suffer]] short [[lifespan]]s?​
 +
 +Their wanton slaughter of [[beings]] is why. 
 +
 +----
 +
 +Most [[cow]]s and [[horse]]s were [[human]]s before--
 +
 +[[people]] who didn't settle their debts. ​
 +
 +Many former [[people]] are now pigs or dogs
 +
 +Be[[cause]] they injured and c[[Heat]]ed [[other]]s. ​
 +
 +----
 +
 +In our [[Myriad]] [[deed]]s, whatever we do,
 +
 +We reap our own rewards, it's [[true]]. ​
 +
 +Who can we [[blame]] for our woe in the [[hells]]?
 +
 +Who can there be to [[blame]] but ourselves?
 +
 +----
 +
 +Don't say that [[cause and effect]] is unseen. ​
 +
 +Look at you, your offspring, heirs, and grand[[child]]ren. ​
 +
 +If you [[doubt]] the [[good]] of [[pure]] [[eating]] and [[giving]],
 +
 +Look around and find those [[enjoy]]ing fortune. ​
 +
 +Having [[practice]]d of old, they now harvest abun[[dance]]. ​
 +
 +To [[cultivate]] now will bring [[Blessings]] anew. 
 +----
 +If you care to [[know]] of [[past lives]]'​ [[cause]]s,
 +
 +Look at rewards you are reaping today. ​
 +
 +If you [[wish]] to find out about [[future lives]],
 +
 +You need but notice what you are doing [[right]] now. 
 +
 +([[FHS]] I 24-32)
 +
 +1) [[Chinese]]:​ [[yin]] yuan , 2) [[Sanskrit]]:​ [[hetu]]-pratyaya,​ 3) [[Pali]] [[hetu]]-paccaya , 4)
 +Alternate [[translation]]s:​ [[causes and conditions]],​ [[condition]]ed [[cause]], [[causal]]
 +[[condition]]s.
 +
 +[[See Also]]: [[Twelvefold Conditioned Arising]] ([[Dependent Arising]] or [[Pratitya Samutpada]] or [[Twelve Links]]), [[karma]], [[rebirth]].
 +
 +[[BTTS References]]:​ [[DFS]] V 936-9; [[CL]] II 27 (=[[SPV]] Ch. 5); [[FHS]] I 22-32 ([[Buddha]]
 +[[speak]]s the [[Sutra]] on [[cause and effect]]); [[BRF]] 52; [[SPV]] 128-9; [[EDR]] II 123, 130-1
 +([[Nagarjuna]]);​ [[WM]] 41, 47-49; [[SS]] VII]]; [[TT]] 33-35, 131 par 1; [[SM]] I 95; [[EDR]] VI 215;
 +[[FAS]] Ch7 11; [[FAS]] Ch22--2nd [[ground]]; [[SS]] II]] 47 ([[finger]] pointing at the [[moon]]),
 +112 (par 2); [[AS]] 30;
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +----
 +List of [[Dharma Terms]] | [[Previous Term]] | [[Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi |Next Term]]
 +
 +----
 +Return to the [[Buddhist Ayurveda Encyclopedia]] and 
 +[[Glossary of Dharma]] and [[Ayurvedic Terms]] | [[Recent Changes]]
 +
 +====== Fair Use Bibliographic Sources ======
 +
 +[[Fair Use]]: ​
 +Primary [[Fair Use]] Compilation Source: [[Ron Epstein]], Ph.D, compiler, [[Buddhism A to Z]], Burlingame, [[California]],​ [[Buddhist Text Translation Society]], 2003, p. 
 +[[ISBN 0881393533]] ​ Paperback: 284 pages. ​ http://​www.BTTSOnline.org ​    ​www.Amazon.com ​  
 +http://​www.bttsonline.org/​product.aspx?​pid=118
 +http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0881393533/​ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20
 +and many other sources (see [[Bibliography]]).
 +
 +Primary Original Source: The [[Tripitaka]] of [[Sutra]], [[Shastra]] and [[Vinaya]] [[Dharma]] teachings (as found in the scripture storehouse of the [[India]]n [[Sanskrit]]- [[Siddham]],​ [[Chinese]],​ [[Tibetan]] and [[Japanese]] traditions of the [[Nalanda Tradition]] of ancient [[Nalanda University]]) of [[Shakyamuni Buddha]], and his [[Arya]] [[Sagely]] [[Bodhisattva]] [[Bhikshu]] [[Monk]] and [[Upasaka]] disciples.
 +
 +These [[Good and Wise Advisors]] ([[Kaliyanamitra]]) [[Dharma Master]] teachers include [[Arya]] [[Venerable]]s [[Om Tare Tuttare Ture]] [[Om Ah Hum]] and [[Namo]] to [[Jivaka]], [[Charaka]],​ [[Lao Zi]] - [[Mahakashapa]],​ [[Ashwagosha]],​ [[Shantideva]] - [[Hui Neng]] - [[Shen Kai]] [[Sheng Ren Shr]], [[Bodhidharma]],​ the 16 [[Nalanda Acharyas]] 1. [[Nagarjuna]]-[[Manjushri]],​ 2. [[Arydeva]],​ 3. [[Buddhapalita]],​ 4. [[Bhavaviveka]],​ 5. [[Chandrakirti]] and [[Chandragomin]],​ 6. [[Shantideva]],​ 7. [[Shantarakshita]],​ 8. [[Kamalashila]],​ 9. [[Asanga]]-[[Maitreya]],​ 10. [[Vasubhandu]],​ 11. [[Dignaga]],​ 12. [[Dharmakirti]],​ 13. [[Vimuktisena]],​ 14. [[Haribhadra]],​ 15. [[Gunaprabha]],​ 16. [[Shakyaprabha]];​ [[Dharmarakshita]],​ [[Atisha]], [[Tsong Khapa]], [[Thogme Zangpo]], [[Nyingma]] [[Padmasambhava]],​ [[Yeshe Tsogyel]], [[Machig Lapdron]], [[Tilopa]], [[Naropa]], [[Milarepa]],​ [[Sakya Pandita]], [[Fazang]], [[Yunmen]], [[Nichiren]],​ [[Honen]], [[Shinran]],​ [[Kukai]], [[Dogen]], [[Hakuin]], [[Jamgon Kongtrul]], [[Nyingma]] [[Penor Rinpoche]], [[Bakula Rinpoche]], [[Dagri Rinpoche]], [[Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche]], [[Geshe Lama Kongchog]], [[Longchen Rapjampa]] - [[Gosok Rinpoche]], [[Phabongkha Rinpoche]], [[Patrul Rinpoche]], [[Mingyur Rinpoche]], [[Geshe Ngwang Dakpa]], [[Geshe Sopa Rinpoche]], [[Garchen Rinpoche]], [[Karmapa]],​ [[Sakya Trizin]], [[Tenzin Gyatso]] the [[Dalai Lama]], [[Hsu Yun]], [[Hsuan Hua]], [[Lama Zopa Rinpoche]], [[Choden Rinpoche]], [[Ajahn Chah]], [[Seung Sahn]], [[Thich Nhat Hanh]], [[Ajahn Sumedho]], ​ [[S. N. Goenka]], [[Mama Ayur Punya Jyana Pushtim Kuriye Svaha]], [[bowing]] at your feet I make [[request]]s. Please bestow on me the [[two attainments]] of [[Maha]] [[Punya]] and [[Maha]] [[Prajna Paramita]]. And thanks to other [[modern day masters]]. ​ We consider them to be in accord with [[Tripitaka Master]] [[Hsuan Hua]]’s "​[[Seven Guidelines for Recognizing Genuine Teachers]]"​
 +
 +[[Nalanda Online University]]'​s teachings are based especially on the following [[Buddhist Scriptures]]:​ [[Lama]] [[Tsong Khapa]]'​s [[Lam Rim]], the Dharma Flower [[Lotus Sutra]], the [[Avatamsaka Sutra]], the [[Shurangama Sutra]], the [[Ksitigarbha Sutra]], the [[Bhaisajya Guru Sutra]], the [[Dharani Sutra]], the [[Vajra Sutra]], the [[Prajna Paramita]] Hridayam [[Heart Sutra]], the [[Vimalakirti Sutra]], the [[Sanghata Sutra]], the [[Sutra of Golden Light]], the [[Srimala Devi Sutra]], the [[Sutra in 42 Sections]], the [[Mahaparinirvana Sutra]], the [[Hui Neng Sutra]], [[Vasubandhu]]'​s [[Shastra on the Door to Understanding the Hundred Dharmas]], Maitreya'​s [[Ornament for Clear Realizations]] ([[Abhisamayalamkara]]),​ [[Chandrakirti]]'​s [[Supplement to Nagarjuna’s Treatise on the Middle Way]] ([[Madhyamakavatara]]),​ [[Vasubandhu]]'​s [[Treasury of Manifest Knowledge]] ([[Abhidharmakosha]]) and the [[Tantra]]s and [[Mantra]]s of the [[Vajrayana]] the [[42 Hands and Eyes]], [[Guhyasamaja]],​ the [[Kalachakra]],​ the [[Vajrayogini]],​ the [[Heruka]], the [[Chakrasamvara]],​ the [[Chod]], the [[Hayagriva]],​ the [[Hevajra]],​ the [[Yamantaka]],​ the [[Kalarupa]],​ the [[Manjushri Nama Samgiti]], the [[Vajrakilaya]],​ the [[Vajrapani]],​ the [[Vajra Claws Dakini]], the [[Mahakala]],​ the [[Tara]], the [[White Umbrella Goddess]] ([[She Dan Do Bo Da La]]), [[Kirti Losang Trinle]]'​s [[Grounds and Paths of Secret Mantra]], and [[Aku Sherab Gyatso]]'​s [[The Two Stages of the Guhyasamaja Tantra]] and their commentaries ([[shastra]]s) by the above Arya [[Tripitakacharya]] [[Dharma Master]]s.
 +
 +
 +Secondary [[Fair Use]] Compilation Source: The [[Seeker’s Glossary of Buddhism]], 2nd ed., San Francisco, California: Sutra Translation Committee of the United States and Canada, 1998: http://​www.budaedu.org.tw
 +
 +Secondary [[Fair Use]] Compilation Source: Muller, Charles, editor, [[Digital Dictionary of Buddhism]] [DDB], Toyo Gakuen University, Japan, 2007:  Username is "​guest",​ with no password.
 +http://​buddhism-dict.net/​ddb - Based in large part on the [[Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms]] with Sanskrit and English Equivalents (by [[Soothill]] and Hodous) Delhi, India: [[Motilal Banarsidass]],​ 1997.
 +
 +Secondary [[Fair Use]] Compilation Source: Ehrhard, Diener, Fischer, et al, The [[Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen]], Boston, Massachusetts:​ [[Shambhala Publications]],​ 1991.  296 pages. ​ ISBN 978-0-87773-520-5 ​ http://​www.Shambhala.com,​
 +http://​www.amazon.com/​gp/​product/​0877735204/​ref=ase_medicinebuddh-20,​
 +http://​www.shambhala.com/​html/​catalog/​items/​isbn/​978-0-87773-520-5.cfm
 +Secondary [[Fair Use]] Compilation Source: [[Vaidya]] [[Vasant Lad]], [[Textbook of Ayurveda]], [[Ayurvedic Press]], 2002; 
 +[[Vasant Lad]], [[BAMS]], [[MAsc]], [[Ayurvedic Institute Gurukula Notes]], [[Ayurvedic Institute]],​ 1994-2006; ​
 +
 +----
 +NOTE: Numerous corrections and enhancements have been made under [[Shastra tradition]] and "​[[Fair Use]]" by an [[Anonymous]] [[Buddhist Monk]] [[Redactor]] (Compiler) of this Online [[Buddhist Encyclopedia]] Compilation) ​
 +
 +----
 +----
 +====== Course Codes ======
 +[[Course Codes]] for the [[Buddhist Ayurveda]] [[Ayurvedic Distance Learning]] Program are as follows:
 +[[AYR108]] | [[HRB108]] | [[CLN301]] | [[HUM108]] | [[HIS108]] | [[YOG108]] | [[NUT108]] | [[AYR190]] | [[AYR220]] | [[AYR230]] | [[AYR240]] | [[AYR241]] | [[AYR250]] | [[AYR260]] | [[SKT108]] | [[SKT210]] |[[SKT220]] | [[SUT310]]
 +
 +----
 +====== Technical Notes ======
 +See the [[Technical Notes]] please.
 +
 +====== Contact Us ======
 +** [[Ayurveda Healing Arts Institute]] of [[Medicine Buddha Healing Center]] **
 +San Francisco Bay Area: 1-510-292-6696
 +
 +====== About Medicine Buddha Healing Center ======
 +[[About Us]]: [[Clinic]] and [[Ayurveda Healing Arts Institute]] of
 +[[Medicine Buddha Healing Center]]
 +• The most comprehensive Clinical multimedia audio and video-based Buddhist [[Ayurvedic Distance Learning|Ayurvedic Distance Learning Program]] on the Planet --- from introductory 225-Hour [[Clinical Ayurveda Therapist]] ([[Clinical Ayurveda Therapist|CAT]]) to most advanced 3200-Hour [[Doctorate of Ayurveda]] (PhD).
 +** No One Turned Away Due to Lack of Funds ** ([[Dana Paramita]] - Perfecting Generosity)
 +• MP3 recordings of over 2000 Patient Consultations for Clinical Experience. Searchable database of photographs of [[tongue diagnosis]] and [[iPod]]-[[iPad]]-[[iPhone]] compatible audio files of our Ayurveda client visits. (see [[CLN301]])
 + ----
 +[[http://​www.Ayurveda-Berkeley.com | Ayurveda-Berkeley.com]] ​ |  [[http://​www.Ayurveda-California.com | www.Ayurveda-California.com]]
 +[[http://​www.Ayurveda-School.net | www.Ayurveda-School.net]] ​ |  [[http://​www.Ayurveda-TCM.com | www.Ayurveda-TCM.com]]
 +http://​ayurveda-tcm.com/​ayurvedic-chinese-medicine-distance-learning
 +[[http://​www.Nalanda-University.com | www.Nalanda-University.com]] ​ |  [[http://​www.BhaisajyaGuru.com | www.BhaisajyaGuru.com]]
 +====== Facebook-YouTube-Twitter ======
 +http://​www.facebook.com/​Ayurvedic.Healing
 +http://​twitter.com/​medicine_buddha
 +Please "​friend us" and subscribe to our Buddhist Ayurveda Television:
 +http://​www.youtube.com/​AyurvedicMedicine
 +http://​www.archive.org/​details/​ayurveda_institute
 +----
 +[[Medicine Buddha Mantra]]: [[Om]] [[Namo]] [[Bhagavate]] [[Bhaisajya]] [[Guru]] [[Vaidurya]] [[Prabaha]] [[Rajaya]] [[Tathagataya]] [[Arhate]] [[Samyamsambodhi]] [[Tadyata]] [[Om]] [[Bhaisajye]] Bhaisajye [[Bhaisajya]] [[Samudgate]] [[Svaha]]. ​
 +[[Medicine King Bodhisattva]] [[Jeweled Ax Mantra]] 16 (Line 64 of the 
 +[[Great Compassion Mantra]] of [[Avalokiteshvara]]) of the [[42 Hands and Eyes Mantras]]: ​
 +[[Syi lu seng e mu chywe ye Nan Wei la ye Wei la ye Sa wa he]].
 +----
 +[[Recent Changes]] | [[Disclaimers]] | [[Donate]] | [[Help]] | [[Dedication of Merit]]
 +----
 + ​[[Ayurveda Dharma]] is available under the [[Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License | Text_of_Creative_Commons_Attribution-ShareAlike_3.0_Unported_License]];​ Additional terms may apply. See [[Terms of Use]] for details. ​
 +[[Medicine Buddha Healing Center]] and its [[Ayurveda Healing Arts Institute]] and [[Karma Clinic]] is a [[Non-Profit]] 501c3 [[Religious Organization]] - [[Ayurvedic Distance Learning]] Program. ​
 +Phone: 1-510-292-6696 [[http://​www.Ayurveda-Berkeley.com | Ayurveda-Berkeley.com]]
 +
 +
  
causation.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/26 18:10 (external edit)