The 12 Links of Dependent Origination

  1. Ignorance
  2. Mental formations (karma)
  3. Consciousness
  4. Name and form
  5. The six senses (via the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, mind)
  6. Contact
  7. Sensation
  8. Desire
  9. Clinging (attachment)
  10. Existence
  11. Life
  12. Old age, suffering, death

From The Compass of Zen, by Zen Master Seung Sahn, 1997.

See also: Cause and effect

Breathe.