Dependent Origination
and Emptiness

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One who sees dependent origination sees the Dhamma; one who sees the Dhamma sees dependent origination. MN 28.28
  by Leigh Brasington

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Publisher: Leigh Brasington
Available: Now
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0578314303
License: Creative Commons
Price: $Dana


Other Format:
Paperback: 228 pages

Keywords: Dependent Origination, Emptiness, SODAPI


An accessible and demystifying look at Dependent Origination and Emptiness as described in the suttas of the Pāli Canon and in Nagarjuna's Mūlamadhyamaka-kārikā.

The book is divided into three parts:
Part 1 provides background information that will be needed to understand what follows.
Part 2 discusses the links of dependent origination, examining various interpretations and their implications.
Part 3 dives into the general case of dependently arising phenomena and the deeper implication thereof.

This eBook is available in multiple formats and is free to download.
It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Unported.

"What a wonderful generous offering. Leigh Brasington has always had a brilliant way of communicating complex ideas in user-friendly, accessible ways. How good to know i can share this deep teaching with practitioners daunted by Dependent Origination. Thank you, Leigh!”—James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness

"Leigh's wonderful book takes us back to the earliest suttas to make sense of dependent arising in a way I have never grasped before. And along with this intellectual journey come plentiful hints and guidance for practice. Experiencing 'all worlds of experience' as SODAPI is indeed a bright finger pointing."—Susan Blackmore, author of The Meme Machine

"A Buddhist book that is not only deep and wise, but so readable in its exposition of complex ideas in an easily accessible manner. Importantly also, the deeper implications of dependent origination expand beyond Buddhist teaching to resonate with much in contemporary paradigm shifting ideas in other fields. Thank you indeed, Leigh."—Gay Watson, author of A Philosophy of Emptiness

Podcast Interview about the book: Ep122: Mysteries of Dependent Origination – Leigh Brasington

Leigh Brasington's other books:
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The Gradual Training -

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