Definitions for "Dependent Origination"
paticcasamuppada pratityasamutpada (Skt), engi The truth or law that all phenomena are dependently originated upon causes and conditions, thus phenomena are interrelated and relative in nature. One can rely on this truth, utilize this law, control the relationship, and attain freedom through this process. The insight (awakening) into this law and unconditioned peace [ nibbana nirvana (Skt), nehan (J)] comprise two elements of buddhahood. The total mastery and maturity of this law made Gotama Buddha.
The Buddhist truth that all things come into existence depending on each other; pratitya-samutpada.
a step-by-step presentation of how suffering arises dependent on ignorance and desire, and ceases with their cessation.