Interdependent Origination is Profound.

In the Mahanidana Sutta, Ananda arrogantly proclaims that Interdependent Origination, the process driving Samsara, is ‘clear as clear’. Buddha rebukes him for not understanding the profundity. I read this piece of the Sutta for you. Enjoy.

We can take this as a reminder to remain open-minded, to avoid the distraction of the fool’s clarity.

When you think you have clearly understood, check yourself– if you have sullied the profundity, you have missed the mark.