Category Archives: Paticca samuppada

Dependent co-arising

Yesterday I received a copy of “Figuring”, the new book by Maria Popova, the genius behind the fabulous blog “Brain Pickings”. The first two pages constitute one of the most exquisite dharma talks I’ve ever seen; it’s an exposition of the central concept of Buddhism, paticca samuppada, often translated as “dependent co-arising”. It’s so beautifully written that I’ve scanned the pages to give you a taster…

The book is widely available, including on Wordery and The Book Depository.