What is a Non-simultaneously Interdependent Relationship?

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Take, for example, the relationship between seed and sprout: With the previous existence of seeds, sprouts can come into existence of the sprouts depends on the previous state known as seeds. This is a non-simultaneously interdependent relationship. From another perspective, the cessation of the state of being seeds coincides with the coming into being of the sprouts. Here the phenomena of the birth of the sprout and the extinction of the seed also form a simultaneously interdependent relationship. In conclusion, all phenomena exist necessarily in certain interdependent relations, whether simultaneous or non-simultaneous. Nothing can be said to exist in the absolute of itself. (From Essentials of Buddhism: Questions and Answers)





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