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Title: Any cause and effect sutras you know of?
Post by: KyleSC on October 20, 2015, 12:16:39 pm
 Have taken an interest in cause and effect for the moment and am trying to enhance my knowledge on the matter. Any works that detail cause and effects and the specifications of each would be much appreciated.

Respect to the Dharma the Buddha and the Sangha.

Metta
Title: Re: Any cause and effect sutras you know of?
Post by: null on October 20, 2015, 03:46:32 pm
the The Heart Sūtra (Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya) clearly mentions the Twelve Nidānas but unfortunately does not explain them.

For multiple English translations of the Sūtra, see … wikipedia. It has a long list.

Now, to study the cause and effect, though not a sūtra, I would go for the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (or 'Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way'), written by Nāgārjuna (c. 150 – c. 250 CE)

For multiple translations in English, again, see Wikipedia.

For cause and effect concentrate on the early chapters:
Pratyayaparīkṣā: Analysis of conditions
Gatāgataparīkṣā: Analysis of going and not going
Cakṣurādīndriyaparīkṣā: Analysis of the eye and the other sense-organs
Skandhaparīkṣā: Analysis of the skandhas ((mental) "aggregates")
Dhātuparīkṣā: Analysis of the dhatūs ("constituents" or "strata" (in the sense of metaphysical substrata))
Rāgaraktaparīkṣā: Analysis of passion and the impassioned
Saṃskṛtaparīkṣā: Analysis of the conditioned
Karmakārakaparīkṣā: Analysis of action and actor
Pūrvaparīkṣā: Analysis of the past
Agnīndhanaparīkṣā: Analysis of fire and fuel
Pūrvaparakoṭiparīkṣā: Analysis of past and future limits
Duḥkhaparīkṣā: Analysis of suffering  :dharma:
Title: Re: Any cause and effect sutras you know of?
Post by: KyleSC on October 24, 2015, 11:33:31 am
My absolute gratitude for this, as this is the information I was looking for. Metta.
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