Axiom of functionality

The principle that everything that is affected by causes and conditions performs its specific function and, therefore, to understand certain phenomena one needs to investigate what beneficial or harmful results come from them. One of the four axioms (rigs-pa bzhi) employed when thinking about something in order to understand it.

Tibetan: བྱ་བ་བྱེད་པའི་རིགས་པ། bya-ba byed-pa'i rigs-pa

Synonyms: Principle of function


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