obtaining cause

The cause from which a result is obtained and which transforms into the result. For example, a seed is the obtaining cause for a sprout, and a network of positive force (a collection of merit) is the obtaining cause for a Corpus of Forms (Form Body) of a Buddha. Some translators render the term as "material cause," but this term does not refer to the physical elements that make up something.

Tibetan: nyer-len-gyi rgyu

Sanskrit: upadanahetu

J Hopkins: substantial cause.

Other languages

Italiano: causa di ottenimento
Русский: причина получения

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