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What does accessory condition denote?

 

Accessory condition, zeng-shang yuan in Chinese transliteration,

denotes one of advance to a higher stage. Convenient analogies are

prescription spectacles for vision improvement and all the tender loving

care for plant growth, both being accessory conditions. On the other

hand, irregular watering and the scorching sun wither plant growth, both

being adverse accessory conditions. The accessory condition directly

changes the outcome of things that happen. To further cite from the

mundane pool of everyday life, overly spicy food causes burning in

throat, that being adverse accessory condition, and a soothing drink

thereafter brings comfort, that being accessory condition.