nidana

[ ni-dah-nuh ]
/ nɪˈdɑ nə /

noun Buddhism.

any of 12 aspects of Samsara, or the cycle of birth and death, often compared to 12 spokes of a wheel.

Origin of nidana

From the Sanskrit word nidāna cause, source
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