Four types of condition

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The four types of condition (Skt. pratayaya; Tib. རྐྱེན་བཞི་; Wyl. rkyen bzhi) are

  1. causal condition (hetupratyaya; རྒྱུའི་རྐྱེན་, rgyu'i rkyen)
  2. immediate condition (samanantarapratyaya; དེ་མ་ཐག་རྐྱེན་, de ma thag rkyen)
  3. objective condition (ālamabanapratyaya; དམིགས་རྐྱེན་, dmigs rkyen)
  4. dominant condition (adhipatipratyaya; བདག་རྐྱེན་, bdag rkyen)

Alternative Translations

  • Leo M. Pruden (in the English translation of Louis de La Vallee Poussin's French version of Abhidharmakosabhasyam of Vasubandhu): 1. Cause as condition 2. An equal and immediately antecedent condition 3. An object as condition 4. A predominating influence as condition.

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