Twelve Links of Dependent Origination
Why Do We Need To Know The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination?
So we can learn that the so-called "I", "Me", "Mine" are all made up from interdependence and conditions. Without interdependence and conditions they become nothing. We are nothing but relationship.
A wife exists because a man agreed to be her husband. Likewise, a husband exists because a woman agreed to be his wife. Later, if they disagree with the duties of being a couple, they get separated from each other and become unrelated people. Before they got married, they were also unrelated.
A mother exists because a child entered life coming out from her body. The daughter exists because she was born to a mother.
So all things on this earth are but social relationships, agreements, interactions; by default.
What is FAMILY? Family = Father And Mother I Love You.
Parents and children form a family also on the basis of interdependence and conditions (relationships).
What is NEWS? North East West South.
News are but information for all directions.
The Chinese word for "Ancient" (古) is written with the character "Ten" (十) on top the character "Mouth" (口). Things that are spread by mouth over and over, and over many generations, are accepted as Ancient facts.
This world is only a collection of assembled things - nothing special, really...