Book: The Buddha's Path of Peace
Chapter: 16. Right Understanding: The Emergence Model
Even the Buddha admitted that his doctrine of ‘Co-dependent Origination’ is at first difficult to grasp. In this chapter the author re-casts the doctrine in a simplified version of the ‘emergence’ of one thing from another, as described in modern ‘complexity theory’. Also, a surrealist scenario at a supermarket is used in this chapter to explain the Buddha’s view of a network of conditions underlying our view of reality.