from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any one of the 12 links which form the Buddhist chain of causality and bind man to earthly existence with its round of transmigration and its attendant suffering and misery.


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  • Ethical narratives (gleng-bzhi, Skt. nidana) are rules, codified by Buddha for those who are ordained, concerning which actions constitute a breach of their vows.

    The Twelve Scriptural Categories

  • From among the twelve scriptural categories, examples include ethical narratives (gleng-bzhi, Skt. nidana) and, elsewhere, connecting passages (mtshams-sbyor, Skt. samdhi) and helping passages (mthun-‘gyur).

    The Three Divisions of Buddha's Enlightening Words


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