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How did ancient Indian Buddhists describe causation vs correlation? Why were they concerned with this?

This is out of scope for Buddhism SE. This is more like a history question. The Buddhist texts describe Charvaka as being materialist. Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha describes Charvaka as being both ...
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In any Buddhist Context, is there a Necessary Existent

Yes, you have misconstrued. Dependent Origination is about the origin of suffering (sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress & despair) rather than about the origin of the physical universe (refer to ...
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What would be the karmic result of worrying?

Worrying, because of its obsession with self (i.e., "I won't finish") is a form or wrong mindfulness. Right mindfulness attends to what will help oneself and others (e.g., "What effort and action ...
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What fault is found in denying Dharmakirti's notion of "substantial cause" as necessary in the arising of things?

nothingness is nonexistent so there is the absurdity of referring to it as a functioning thing and an existing thing. also from the pov of substantial causes, mental factors such as intention are not ...
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What would be the karmic result of worrying?

Generally, worry is would be of and unwanted thing happening or a wanted thing not happening. A wanted thing generates craving and unwanted thing generates aversion. Dwelling on these states of mind ...
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Uncertainty vs Cause and Effect

Uncertainty occurs because of causes. There is no difference between uncertainty and cause & effect. Death is certain, life is uncertain: maranam niyatam, jivitam aniyatam It disintegrates, monk, ...
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The Simultaneity of Cause and Effect

Traditional Standard 日蓮仏教/ Nichiren Buddhism at Minobu Yama c.1280AD is about refinement and being kindly and nice and is quite based on The Teachings of The Buddha, & Guidance of 日蓮/ Nichiren ...
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Can anyone do something intentionally?

The very notion of anatta implies there is no intention that originated from an independent standalone self. Dependent origination applies to all mental and physical processes. You eat because you're ...
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Can anyone do something intentionally?

Every inside has an outside. Can you truly say that one has hunger because of only things outside without anything on the inside? Can a rock be hungry? Can the vacuum of space be hungry? There ...
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How to experience Karma?

Yes. It's true that not everything is caused by karma. Some things are caused by other reasons, like the weather. The Sivaka Sutta talks about this. There's a summary at the bottom: Bile, phlegm, ...
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