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Glossario (Inglese)


causes and conditions (innen 因縁)

Originally a Chinese translation of Sanskrit hetu-pratyaya, meaning the "direct cause and enabling conditions" of the arising of dharmas. Later, a generic term for karmic conditioning and, in the Japanese popular imagination, the idea that certain events were "bound to happen" because they were the result of actions taken or relationships fostered in past lives.