Buddhist Dependent Origination

@article{Wayman1971BuddhistDO,
  title={Buddhist Dependent Origination},
  author={Alex Wayman},
  journal={History of Religions},
  year={1971},
  volume={10},
  pages={185 - 203}
}
  • A. Wayman
  • Published 1 February 1971
  • Education
  • History of Religions
1 During the mid-1950s, a learned Buddhist, then resident of the Lay Buddhist Association of Thailand, happened to visit the city of Berkeley, California, where I was a student; we entered into a conversation. He said that he had heard much of Dependent Origination from the monks in his country and that they had fine explanations for every member of the twelve except for the first two (nescience and motivations) and asked what I thought they were. I answered, "The intermediate state," and he… 

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