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Definition of the Week (48): produced (product)

Purbu Chock:
The definition of produced (product) is generated.

Produced is synonymous with impermanent phenomenon and compounded phenomenon.

The emphasis here is on the past tense. A compounded phenomenon only exists once it has been generated, when the process of generation and production lies in the past.
Only then can one say it has been produced, and at this time it is already in the process of disintegration, producing the next moment. In such a way generated phenomena are never at rest.

All impermanent phenomena are produced, like a mirage. Similarly, these aggregates are produced too.

Definition of the Week (47): Compounded Phenomenon

Purbu Chock:
The definition of compounded phenomenon is disintegration.

As such: A compounded phenomenon does not abide, but is always in the process of disintegration. It is synonymous with impermanent phenomenon.

Food for thought: The “compounded” does not refer to the parts of the phenomenon, but to its causes and conditions. Therefore, a compounded phenomenon is a phenomenon that is generated from the coming together of its causes and conditions.

For example, like the sprout, that is only generated once all the causes and conditions aggregate.

We are also compounded, as the self of today is the product of the causes and conditions of the past, and the self of the next life will be the product of the causes and condition of this.

As a star, a visual aberration, a lamp;
An illusion, dew, a bubble;
A dream, lightening, and a cloud;
View all the compounded like this.