The Essence of Buddhist Wisdom

There are so many expressions of the Buddha's wisdom, varying from tradition to tradition. The common thread they share, however, is dependent arising.

Contemplate

Reflect on these words of the Buddha. Are there any areas of your life where they seem immediately relevant? Are there any areas of your life to which they do not apply? 

This being, that becomes;

From the arising of this, that arises.

This not being, that becomes not;

From the cessation of this, that ceases.

—the Buddha