The notion that all phenomena arise in dependence on causes and conditions.
Has the Sense of
In Madhyamaka thought it is used to describe the relative level of the truth. Since phenomena come into being interdependently at this level, they are therefore empty of inherent existence at the ultimate level.
Read It in the Scriptures
Because there are no phenomena
That are not dependently arisen,
There are no phenomena
That are not empty.~ Nāgārjuna. Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Chapter 24, Verse 19.
|Tibetan||རྟེན་ཅིང་འབྲེལ་བར་འབྱུང་བ་, རྟེན་འབྲེལ་ ( tenching drelwar jungwa, ten drel)|
|Wylie Tibetan Transliteration||rten cing 'brel bar 'byung ba, rten 'brel ( tenching drelwar jungwa, ten drel)|
|Buddha-nature Site Standard English||dependent origination|
|Karl Brunnhölzl's English Term||dependent origination|
|Richard Barron's English Term||interdependence, occurring in/ coming into being through interdependent connection, interdependent origination|
|Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term||dependent-arising|
|Dan Martin's English Term||Emerging through containment-connection.|
|Gyurme Dorje's English Term||dependent origination|
|Ives Waldo's English Term||Interdependent origination|
|Usage Example||apratītya samutpanno dharmaḥ kaścin na vidyate
yasmāt tasmād aśūnyo hi dharmaḥ kaścin na vidyate
|Basic Meaning||The notion that all phenomena arise in dependence on causes and conditions.|
|Has the Sense of||In Madhyamaka thought it is used to describe the relative level of the truth. Since phenomena come into being interdependently at this level, they are therefore empty of inherent existence at the ultimate level.|
|Rangjung Yeshe Dictionary||dependent origination. The natural law that all phenomena arise 'dependent upon' their own causes 'in connection with' their individual conditions. The fact that no phenomena appear without a cause and none are made by an uncaused creator. Everything arises exclusively due to and dependent upon the coincidence of causes and conditions without which they cannot possibly appear.|