10. The twelve links of dependent origination
What is cyclic existence? Are the causes of the wide range of sufferings we may experience mainly inside or outside of us? Is an existence free from suffering possible? These are some of the questions that this teaching of the Buddha invites us to explore.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THESE TEACHINGS?
Through these remarkably clear instructions, Rinpoche describes the links that keep us in cyclic existence, their relentless sequence, as well as the means of freeing ourselves from them. In particular, it highlights the distinction between the links which project us into new existences deprived of any freedom - with ignorance at their root, and the links which actualize them - essentially two forms of attachment: thirst and greed. .
- Compositional activity, propelling karma.
5. Six sources.
12. Aging and death.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
By meditating on this fundamental teaching of the Buddha, you will come to understand that the process which perpetuates your experience of suffering is rooted in ignorance of your real mode of existence. Realizing that it is possible to escape from these bonds thanks to the wisdom which understands reality as it is, a genuine longing for liberation will then arise in you.