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The '''six types of cause''' ([[Wyl.]] ''rgyu drug'') are the basis on which all [[conditioned|conditioned things]] arise. They are:
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The '''six types of cause''' (Skt. ''ṣaḍhetu''; [[Wyl.]] ''rgyu drug'') are the basis on which all [[conditioned|conditioned things]] arise. They are:
  
# '''Acting causes''' (''byed pa'i rgyu'') are like the seed to its sprout. This is the general trait of all types of causes.
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# '''[[efficient cause]]''' (''kāraṇahetu''; ''byed pa'i rgyu'')  
# '''Cooperating causes''' (''lhan cig 'byung ba'i rgyu'') are things that mutually uphold one another, like tent-poles in tipi supporting each other.
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# '''[[coemergent cause]]''' (''sahabhūhetu''; ''lhan cig 'byung ba'i rgyu'')
# '''Causes similar to their result''' (''skal pa mnyam pa'i rgyu'') when cause and effect are of similar kind, as for example, virtue arising from a virtuous frame of mind or barley growing from barley.
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# '''[[cause similar to its result]]''' (''sabhāgahetu''; ''skal pa mnyam pa'i rgyu'')
# '''Concurrent causes''' (''mtshungs par ldan pa'i rgyu'') correspond only to [[consciousness]] and [[mental states]] which are concurrent in five ways. They are a type of cooperating causes.
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# '''[[concomitant cause]]''' (''saṃprayuktahetu''; ''mtshungs par ldan pa'i rgyu'')  
#'''Omnipresent causes''' (''kun tu 'gro ba'i rgyu'') --here "omnipresent" referring to [[disturbing emotions]], it is just another way of talking about production by phenomena mixed with disturbing emotions.  
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# '''[[omnipresent cause]]''' (''sarvatragahetu''; ''kun tu 'gro ba'i rgyu'').  
# '''Causes of karmic ripening''' (''rnam par smin pa'i rgyu'') which produce pleasurable and painful experiences in [[samsara]]. They refer only to [[tainted]] virtue or nonvirtue.
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# '''[[ripening cause]]''' (vipākahetu''; ''rnam par smin pa'i rgyu'')
  
 
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Revision as of 12:35, 10 April 2011

The six types of cause (Skt. ṣaḍhetu; Wyl. rgyu drug) are the basis on which all conditioned things arise. They are:

  1. efficient cause (kāraṇahetu; byed pa'i rgyu)
  2. coemergent cause (sahabhūhetu; lhan cig 'byung ba'i rgyu)
  3. cause similar to its result (sabhāgahetu; skal pa mnyam pa'i rgyu)
  4. concomitant cause (saṃprayuktahetu; mtshungs par ldan pa'i rgyu)
  5. omnipresent cause (sarvatragahetu; kun tu 'gro ba'i rgyu).
  6. ripening cause (vipākahetu; rnam par smin pa'i rgyu)

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