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SuttaStudy 7 - Causes of defilements

Interesting sutta on Causality from a different approach:

“Sir, Pūraṇa Kassapa says this: ‘There is no cause or condition for the corruption of sentient beings. Sentient beings are corrupted without cause or reason. There’s no cause or condition for the purification of sentient beings. Sentient beings are purified without cause or reason.’ What does the Buddha say about this?”

“Mahāli, there is a cause and condition for the corruption of sentient beings. Sentient beings are corrupted with cause and reason. There is a cause and condition for the purification of sentient beings. Sentient beings are purified with cause and reason.” SN22.60 SuttaCentral

We often think that the Dependant origination is the place where causes and effects of suffering are enumerated, however defilements cause suffering to the experienced and the receivers as well.

With metta

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