Questions tagged [cause-and-effect]
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What fault is found in denying Dharmakirti's notion of "substantial cause" as necessary in the arising of things?
I have read here argumentation for the continuity of mind, coming from a Geshe in Tibetan Buddhism. From what I have learnt it is asserted that: Consciousness could not arise from matter (could not ...
How did ancient Indian Buddhists describe causation vs correlation? Why were they concerned with this?
An important compendium of the ancient Indian philosophical schools - called Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha - was written in India in 14th century CE by Madhvacharya (a non-Buddhist Indian Philosopher) who ...
In any Buddhist Context, is there a Necessary Existent
I'm asking this ontological question as in the context of, e.g., an Aristotelian Prime Unmoved Mover, or some other first cause. My guess is that there isn't, probably based on Dependent Origination ...
The Simultaneity of Cause and Effect
The conventional Buddhist view of causality is that the present negative and positive effects we see in our lives are a result of negative and positive causes that we created in the past. So in order ...
Can anyone do something intentionally?
Consider someone is doing something (for instance eating). I can say that he is eating because of hunger, and his hunger is because his body needs energy. So, every action have external causes only. ...
How to experience Karma?
Today I realize that, if something good or bad happens to me, it is caused by Karma. It gave me a huge relief. Because before I would experience aversion when something bad happened to me. But now, I ...
What would be the karmic result of worrying?
How come worrying is a bad karma ? Buddha stated that Having a confident mind gives a good rebirth ( in heaven etc.). Most of the time, I worried about not able to complete a task within the desired ...
Uncertainty vs Cause and Effect
Isn't uncertainty and cause and effect conflict each other ? Did Lord Buddha teach about uncertainty ? (Ven. Ajahn Brahma thero on uncertainty - Life is a series of unexpected events ) My ...