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The Law of Dependent Origination (Paticca-Samuppada)
 
1.
Ignorance
 
2.
Conditioning Activities
 
3.
(Rebirth) Consciousness
 
4.
Mind & Matter
 
5.
Six (Sense) Bases
 
6.
Contact
 
7.
Feeling
 
8.
Craving
 
9.
Grasping
 
10.
Action or Becoming
 
11.
Birth
 
12.
Decay, Death, Sorrow, Lamentation, Pain, Grief and Despair.
 

First Explanation

Paticca Samuppada   -   Dependent Origination

Avijj‚ paccay‚ sankh‚r‚
Dependent on ignorance arises kamma formations.
Sankh‚r‚ paccay‚ viŮŮanam
Dependent of kamma formations arises the consciousness that links one birth with another.
ViŮŮanam paccay‚ n‚marŻpam
Dependent on re-linking consciousness arises the psycho-physical existence.
N‚marŻpa paccay‚ sal‚yantanam
Dependent on psycho-physical existence arises the six sense organs (including mind).
Sal‚yantana paccay‚ phasso
Dependent on the six sense organs arises sense impressions.
Phassa paccay‚ vedan‚
Dependent on sense impression arises feeling
Vedan‚ paccay‚ tanh‚
Dependent on feeling arises craving.
Tanh‚ paccay‚ up‚d‚nam
Dependent on craving arises clinging
Up‚d‚na paccay‚ bhavo
Dependent on clinging arises the process of becoming.
Bhava paccay‚ j‚ti
Dependent on becoming arises the birth in a new plane.
J‚ti paccay‚ jaramaranam soka parideva sukkha domanassu-p‚y‚s‚ sambhavanti 
Evametassa kevalassa dukkha-khandassa samudayo hoti

Depending on birth arises old age, death, grief, lamentation, pain, depression and despair.
Thus the entire mass of suffering arises.
 

Nirodha  -  Cessation

Avijj‚-yattveva asesa vir‚ga nirodh‚ sankh‚r‚ nirodho
With the total and final cessation of ignorance, the kamma formations do not arise.
SaŮkh‚r‚ nirodh‚ viŮŮanam
With the cessation of kamma formations, re-linking consciousness does not arise.
ViŮŮanam nirodh‚ n‚marŻpam
With the cessation of re-linking consciousness, psycho-physical existence does not arise.
N‚marŻpa nirodh‚ sal‚yantanam
With the cessation of psycho-physical existence, the six sense organs does not arise.
Sal‚yantana nirodh‚ phasso
With the cessation of the six sense organs, sense impressions does not arise.
Phassa nirodh‚ vedan‚
With the cessation of sense impression, feeling does not arise.
Vedan‚ nirodh‚ tanh‚
With the cessation of feeling, craving does not arise.
Tanh‚ nirodh‚ up‚d‚nam
With the cessation of craving, clinging does not arise.
Up‚d‚na nirodh‚ bhavo
With the cessation of clinging, the process of becoming does not arise.
Bhava nirodh‚ j‚ti
With the cessation of becoming, birth does not arise.
J‚ti nirodh‚ jaramaranam soka parideva sukkha domanassu-p‚y‚s‚ sambhavanti 
Evametassa kevalassa dukkha-khandassa nirodho hoti

With the cessation of birth, old age, death, grief, lamentation, pain, depression and despair do not arise.
Thus the entire mass of suffering ceases.

 

Second Explanation

Paticca Samuppada   -   Dependent Origination

Avijj‚ paccay‚ sankh‚r‚
Ignorance conditions kamma formations.
Sankh‚r‚ paccay‚ viŮŮanam
Kamma formations condition consciousness.
ViŮŮanam paccay‚ n‚marŻpam
Consciousness conditions mind-matter.
N‚marŻpa paccay‚ sal‚yantanam
Mind-matter conditions six-sense bases
Sal‚yantana paccay‚ phasso
Six-sense bases condition contacts.
Phassa paccay‚ vedan‚
Contacts condition feelings
Vedan‚ paccay‚ tanh‚
Feelings condition craving.
Tanh‚ paccay‚ up‚d‚nam
Craving conditions clinging
Up‚d‚na paccay‚ bhavo
Clinging conditions becoming (or action).
Bhava paccay‚ j‚ti
Becoming conditions birth.
J‚ti paccay‚ jaramaranam soka parideva sukkha domanassu-p‚y‚s‚ sambhavanti 
Evametassa kevalassa dukkha-khandassa samudayo hoti

Birth conditions old age, death, grief, lamentation, pain, depression and despair.
Thus the entire mass of suffering arises.
 

Nirodha  -  Cessation

Avijj‚-yattveva asesa vir‚ga nirodh‚ sankh‚r‚ nirodho
With the total and final cessation of ignorance, the kamma formations cease.
SaŮkh‚r‚ nirodh‚ viŮŮanam
With the cessation of kamma formations, consciousness ceases.
ViŮŮanam nirodh‚ n‚marŻpam
With the cessation of consciousness, mind-matter ceases.
N‚marŻpa nirodh‚ sal‚yantanam
With the cessation of mind-matter, six-sense bases cease.
Sal‚yantana nirodh‚ phasso
With the cessation of six-sense bases, contacts cease.
Phassa nirodh‚ vedan‚
With the cessation of contacts, feelings cease.
Vedan‚ nirodh‚ tanh‚
With the cessation of feelings, cravings cease.
Tanh‚ nirodh‚ up‚d‚nam
With the cessation of craving, clinging ceases.
Up‚d‚na nirodh‚ bhavo
With the cessation of clinging, becoming ceases.
Bhava nirodh‚ j‚ti
With the cessation of becoming, birth ceases.
J‚ti nirodh‚ jaramaranam soka parideva sukkha domanassu-p‚y‚s‚ sambhavanti 
Evametassa kevalassa dukkha-khandassa nirodho hoti

With the cessation of birth  -  old age, death, grief, lamentation, pain, depression and despair cease
.
Thus the entire mass of suffering ceases.
 

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