Depending Arising ~ Buddha Shakyamuni

Bubbles and foam
Arise from turbulent waters,
Arising in dependence on causes and circumstances,
But with no agent to bring them about.

In just the same way,
Names and forms arise from actions.
They stem only from causes,
But have no agent to bring them about.

Buddha Shakyamuni

The Miraculous Play of Mañjuśrī, 1.­171-1.­172

translated by Jens Erland Braarvig


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