gregkavarnos wrote:If the seed exists in the sprout then it is not a cause it is an effect. Something cannot be a cause and an effect simultaneously.
If the sprout arises from the seed then the sprout exists as the seed. Something cannot be an effect and a cause at the same time.
If the seed exists independently of the sprout or the sprout exists independently of the seed then we fall into eternalism as we have uncaused effects.
If neither the seed nor the sprout exist we fall into nihilism.
gregkavarnos wrote:If the sprout arises from the seed then the sprout exists as the seed. Something cannot be an effect and a cause at the same time.
Interdependent is Mutual - 2 ways. 2 object have to be there to interact.
Dependent origination is 1 way. Only 1 object has to be there. The previous object already cease.
You are making a mistake though, depedent origination is not linear but cyclic. Ignorance is the cause of mind and matter but mind and matter is also the cause of ignorance.
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