Sherab wrote:Horizontal aspect of DO manifests as causal chain and when examine, points to impermanence of all phenomena.
Vertical aspect of DO when examine, points to sunyata.
In Dzogpa Chenpo, lhundrup is more fundamental than DO. Because of lhundrup, there is DO.
What do you think?
I recall the other discussion on dependent origination where these concepts of horizontal and vertical D.O. came up. Did you come up with this distinction? Upon re-reading that other conversation after the fact it seems I misunderstood the distinction between these notions. What aspects of dependent origination do "horizontal" and "vertical" represent? Can you please thoroughly explain these distinctions if they are going to be such a fundamental piece of this thread? Thanks
Is Horizontal D.O. essentially something like Candrakīrti's sevenfold reasoning with the chariot?
Aren't both essentially pointing at śūnyatā?