Co-Dependent Origination

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The fifth volume of Buddha discusses co-dependent origination and it stays true to the original notion of co-dependent origination. When explaining how to attain enlightenment to Devadatta, Siddhartha speaks about how “everyone in this world is connected,” and when Devadatta claims he does not depend on anyone, the Buddha asks him who cooks his meals, prepares the rice for his meals, and how this shows that he is dependent on everyone around him (Tezuka 219-220). Although it is not specifically said that this is the notion of co-dependent origination, the idea that everyone is interconnected with each other is what co-dependent origination is. Once more, the definition given by Tezuka’s Buddha is one that is simple, compared to what can be
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