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The '''six types of cause''' (Skt. ''ṣaḍhetu''; Tib. [[རྒྱུ་དྲུག་]]; [[Wyl.]] ''rgyu drug'') are the basis on which all [[conditioned|conditioned things]] arise. They are:
 
The '''six types of cause''' (Skt. ''ṣaḍhetu''; Tib. [[རྒྱུ་དྲུག་]]; [[Wyl.]] ''rgyu drug'') are the basis on which all [[conditioned|conditioned things]] arise. They are:
  
# '''[[efficient cause]]''' (''kāraṇahetu''; ''byed pa'i rgyu'')  
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#[[efficient cause]] (''kāraṇahetu''; ''byed pa'i rgyu'')  
# '''[[coemergent cause]]''' (''sahabhūhetu''; ''lhan cig 'byung ba'i rgyu'')   
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#[[coemergent cause]] (''sahabhūhetu''; ''lhan cig 'byung ba'i rgyu'')   
# '''[[cause similar to its result]]''' (''sabhāgahetu''; ''skal pa mnyam pa'i rgyu'')
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#[[cause similar to its result]] (''sabhāgahetu''; ''skal pa mnyam pa'i rgyu'')
# '''[[concomitant cause]]''' (''saṃprayuktahetu''; ''mtshungs par ldan pa'i rgyu'')  
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#[[concomitant cause]] (''saṃprayuktahetu''; ''mtshungs par ldan pa'i rgyu'')  
# '''[[omnipresent cause]]''' (''sarvatragahetu''; ''kun tu 'gro ba'i rgyu'').  
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#[[omnipresent cause]] (''sarvatragahetu''; ''kun tu 'gro ba'i rgyu'').  
# '''[[ripening cause]]''' (''vipākahetu''; ''rnam par smin pa'i rgyu'')
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#[[ripening cause]] (''vipākahetu''; ''rnam par smin pa'i rgyu'')
  
 
==Alternative translations==
 
==Alternative translations==
Erik Pema Kunsang:
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[[Erik Pema Kunsang]]:
 
1. The acting cause  
 
1. The acting cause  
 
2. The co-originating cause
 
2. The co-originating cause
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5. The universal cause
 
5. The universal cause
 
6. The full ripening cause
 
6. The full ripening cause
 
  
 
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Revision as of 09:22, 8 May 2016

The six types of cause (Skt. ṣaḍhetu; Tib. རྒྱུ་དྲུག་; 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)

Alternative translations

Erik Pema Kunsang: 1. The acting cause 2. The co-originating cause 3. The equal status cause 4. The concurrent cause 5. The leading cause 6. The ripening cause

David Karma Choepel: 1. Enabling cause 2. The coemergent cause 3. Cause of same status 4. The concurrent cause 5. The universal cause 6. The full ripening cause

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