Twelve links of dependent origination
Twelve links of dependent origination: The factors that illustrate the law of causality and determine our repeated death and rebirth in cyclic existence.
Generally they are cited in the following order:
Compositional karma (propelling one into a new rebirth)
Name and form
Six sources ( mental and physical senses)
Craving (a kind of attachment)
Grasping (another kind of attachment)
Existence (matured karma ready to produce its result);
Ageing and death.
see also: Twelve Nidānas