Twelve Dependent Co-arisings and Twelve apostles

Twelve Dependent Co-arisings

And what is dependent co-arising? (1) From ignorance as a requisite condition come fabrications. (2) From fabrications as a requisite condition comes consciousness. (3) From consciousness as a requisite condition comes name-&-form. (4) From name-&-form as a requisite condition come the six sense media. (5) From the six sense media as a requisite condition comes contact. (6) From contact as a requisite condition comes feeling. (7) From feeling as a requisite condition comes craving. (8) From craving as a requisite condition comes clinging/sustenance. (9) From clinging/sustenance as a requisite condition comes becoming. (10) From becoming as a requisite condition comes birth. (11) From birth as a requisite condition, (12) then aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair come into play. Such is the origination of this entire mass of stress & suffering. Analysis of Dependent Co-arising(SN 12.2)

 

Twelve apostles

(1) Peter (2) Andrew Simon Peter’s brother (3) James (4) John (5) Philip (6) Bartholomew(Nathanael) (7) Thomas(Didymus) (8) (Levi)Matthew (9) James the younger (10) Thaddaeus(Judas (not Judas Iscariot)) (11) Zealot[Zelotes], Simon the Canaanite (12) Judas Iscariot

 

Twelve Dependent Co-arisings and Twelve apostles

* Twelve Dependent Co-arisings are the 12 conditions necessary for the operation of the thought.

* In the New Testament, the characteristics of the 12 Dependent Co-arisings are deficted using the individual characteristics of the 12 apostles.

Twelve Dependent Co-arisings

Twelve apostles

(1) ignorance

(1) Peter

73 After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, "Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away."

74 Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, "I don’t know the man!"

Immediately a rooster crowed. 75 Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: "Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times." And he went outside and wept bitterly. (Matthew 26:73-75)

(2) fabrications

(2) Andrew Simon Peter’s brother

40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.

Jesus looked at him and said, "You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which, when translated, is Peter[g]). (John 1:40-42)

(3) consciousness

(3) James

51 When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child’s father and mother. 52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. "Stop wailing," Jesus said. "She is not dead but asleep."

53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But he took her by the hand and said, "My child, get up!" 55 Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. 56 Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened. (Luke 8:51-56)

(4) name-&-form

(4) John

2 After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.

5 Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three sheltersone for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." 6 (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)

7 Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: "This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!" (Mark 9: 2-7)

(5) six sense media

(5) Philip

8 Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us."

9 Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. (John 14:8-11)

(6) contact

(6) Bartholomew(Nathanael)

47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit."

48 "How do you know me?" Nathanael asked.

Jesus answered, "I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you."

49 Then Nathanael declared, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel."

50 Jesus said, "You believe[h] because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that." 51 He then added, "Very truly I tell you,[i] you[j] will see 'heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on'[k] the Son of Man." (John 1: 47-51)

(7) feeling

(7) Thomas(Didymus)

25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!"

But he said to them, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe."

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" 27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe."

28 Thomas said to him, "My Lord and my God!"

29 Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (John 20: 25-29)

(8) craving

(8) (Levi)Matthew

27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, 28 and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.

29 Then Levi held a great banquet for Jesus at his house, and a large crowd of tax collectors and others were eating with them. 30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”

31 Jesus answered them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." (Luke 5:27-32)

(9) clinging/sustenance

(9) James the younger

37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.

38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died,[c] he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"

40 Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Joseph and James the younger,[d] and Salome. 41 In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there. (Mark 15:37-41)

(10) becoming

(10) Thaddaeus(Judas (not Judas Iscariot))

22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, "But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?"

23 Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. (John 14:22-24)

(11) birth

(11) Zealot[Zelotes], Simon the Canaanite

6 Then they gathered around him and (Simon the Canaanite) asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?"

7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. (Acts 1:6-9)

 

(12) aging & death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, & despair

(12) Judas Iscariot

3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. 4 "I have sinned," he said, "for I have betrayed innocent blood."

"What is that to us?" they replied. "That’s your responsibility."

5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.

 

6 The chief priests picked up the coins and said, "It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money." 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day. 9 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: "They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me." (Matthew 27:3-10)

(2022.5.15)

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