13 October 2014

Contemplation: To Understand the Principle of Dependent Arising

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take the following as your contemplation:
To understand the principle of dependent-arising. This is to say that gold has no inherent nature of its own [i.e., no Svabhāva]. It is owing to the artistry of the skillful craftsman that the form of the lion arises. This arising is the result solely of the cause-conditioning; therefore it is called the arising through dependent-arising.
From Fazang's Treatise on the Golden Lion

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