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Choosing between contemplative traditions

When choosing between the contemplative traditions—Vipassana, Tibetan and Zen, is the following saying accurate? Zen is for poets, Tibetan is for artists, and Vipassana is for psychologists (Robert ...
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Is there a list of (all the) Suttas that mention supranormal powers?

I know there are the miracles of the historical Buddha and the Samannaphala Sutta, but is there a comprehensive list of Suttas that mention supranormal power(s)?
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Why wu wei happens to me with extremely force [closed]

when I let go for a bit I am start walking and making circles and doing movements with my hands mudras even material arts like moves with intelligence. There is a force making me doing it and I feel ...
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Consciousness - Dependent Co-arising - Meditation

I had this doubt from beginning but still I didn't get a proper answer, I get bit confused if consciousness really ceases (along with other aggregates) or what? If consciousness can cease how would ...
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Translation of a Chinese Bön book about Dzogchen

I am looking for a translation in english (or french) of the following book in Chinese Mandarin: 大圆满前行法海 It is a book in the Bön tradition about Dzogchen.
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Does the Vinaya forbid drinking while giving or listening to dhamma talks?

Possibly the greatest thing in the world that makes my blood boil and my mind to become enraged in Cultural Marxist and SJW offendedness, anger and uncontrollable rage is seeing individuals drinking ...
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Resources to assist a Western cultural understanding of Buddhism [closed]

As I continue my journey into Buddhism, I wanted to share a resource & concept that helped me and which may help others; especially those from a Western culture, reach a point of understanding ...
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can any one please explain me the significance of Talipot fan in Buddhism?

Namo Buddhaya, can any one please explain me the significance of Talipot fan in Buddhism ? is it part of any traditional process ? I have seen many photos in internet as Bhikkus holding the Talipot ...
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Is samadhi the same as samatha? Is there khanika samatha?

I read the following on the internet: Notice there's a wide spectrum on the Samatha/Vipassana scale, but even on the extreme spectrum of Vipassana, the "dry-insight", there's still element ...
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Anapanasati vs Vipassana, what to follow? [duplicate]

I have a friend who recently did Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program as designed by Jon Kabat Zinn. I haven't done it myself but he explained to me that it is based on the Vipassana ...
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Can bad kamma be overcome in one lifetime

If there is a puthujjana who has led a life full of the major and minor defilements till about 40 years of age, suddenly turns around, starts leading a totally celibate life and also observes the rest ...
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What Does It Feel Like to Be in Nirvana?

Nirvana is the goal of the Buddhist path. The literal meaning of the term is "blowing out" or "quenching". Nirvana is the ultimate spiritual goal in Buddhism. What Does It Feel ...
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Why is there a Miscellaneous chapter in the Dhammapada?

Chapter 21 of the Dhammapada is titled Miscellaneous or Varied Verses or similar depending on the exact translation. Why do all the other chapters have descriptive headings and themes such as Flowers ...
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What happens to consciousness/awareness when entering Paranirvana?

If consciousness/awareness as the 5th skandha is impermanent (?), shouldn't it cease to exist when entering Paranirvana? But in SN 22.53 the Buddha says: "If a monk abandons passion for the ...
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What is panna? Is it permanent?

Because panna (wisdom) is the understanding of anicca, dukkha and anatta, it leads to the cessation of ignorance, greed and aversion and therefore to Nirvana. Now Nirvana or the state of being ...
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What are good Buddhist portals to conduct a survey on meditation? [closed]

I am working on wearable tech for meditation. I need to conduct a market research survey for the same. I understand that I cannot conduct a survey on the BSE site. I want to ask that what are good ...
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How do I relax thought-fabrication?

In the Vitakkasanthana Sutta the Buddha gives 5 ways to help calm the heightened mind. In Thanissaro Bhikkhu's translation the fourth method is described as he should attend to the relaxing of ...
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Is Samma Dithi Right understanding or Right view?

Name and expound on the methods meant for Samma-Dithi. Is it Right view or Right understanding?
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Circular thoughts and their antidote

Did the Buddha give specific advice around circular thought patterns and perhaps an antidote. I'm aware that there is a lot around mental proliferation but this seems more general. Many Thanks
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let go of wanting to change the past in my meditation practice

I remark that, when I am doing my meditation practice, I am still clinging to want to change the past. To make short, due to parents who had their own special way of education, I had quite a difficult ...
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Do we have to let go the “Subha Sanna” completely?

Lord Buddha said that we should practise Asubha sanna (perception of the non-beautiful). Does it mean that we have to let go Subha sanna (perception of the beautiful) completely ? Are there anything ...
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Why are pleasant feelings “stressful” & “unpleasant”?

I read the following in the internet: All feelings are categorically classed as unpleasant in the Dhamma...'Three feelings have been spoken of by the Blessed One: a feeling of pleasure, a feeling of ...
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What is the meaning of the Datthabba Sutta?

In relation to the question: "Is there is no benefit and there is no intrinsic positive nature in a pleasant sensation?", I read the following quote from SN 36.5 on the internet: A ...
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There is no benefit and there is no intrinsic positive nature in a pleasant sensation

I am a beginner and I stumbled upon the sentence in a video given by a monk. There is no benefit and there is no intrinsic positive nature in a pleasant sensation I will give you the context We ...
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Padmasambhava. Full list of terma (hidden books)

I'm aware that Guru Rinpoche(Padmasambhava) gave us a lot of sacred texts that were hidden and then revealed after centuries (so called "terma"). Can anyone please point me out at the full ...
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You are simply seeing light touching your eyes

I was listening to a buddhist monk talking about masturbation addiction and his advice about it: When you see the human body or these sexual acts on a screen or magazine page you are not actually ...
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What is the destination of unenlightened monk reviling Noble Layperson?

I recall reading the Buddhist scriptures say those who revile Noble Ones are reborn in hell. Does this also apply to an unenlightened (puthujjana) monk that reviles a Noble Layperson?
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Is begging for alms acceptable for lay persons?

Receiving alms is definitely part of the monastic life. Is begging for alms acceptable for lay persons? Is begging for alms considered Right Livelihood for lay persons? Is begging for alms considered ...
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Does one usually “need” to earn a living, or does on usually “want” to earn a living?

...and why? Is the a case where one would neither need nor want? What's (or would be) a "trade" purified on one or both sides and it's quality, effect, if given into? That of one pulling one ...
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How come movies/video games decrease the motivation to do buddhist practises?

I practised buddhism a lot in holidays given due to Covid-19. I listen to dhamma and meditate each and every day. When my college started, I was not ready for the exam. I got stress. Somehow I found ...
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What are the effects of discourageing one from going forth?

Since popular, one thinking compassionate, what might be it's effect, thought that's actually, after assisting ones benefactors, giving, the undertaking most praised by wise? So only foolish, or of ...
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I am asking personal help, I want to renounce my home?

Sorry for what I want seek help from someone. The matter is most serious. I belong to middle class family of Indian village. My father died when I was 7 years old. My mother took very pain to raise me ...
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What would be the relationship between mindfulness, enlightenment and incubation?

From Incubation (psychology) - Wikipedia: Incubation is one of the four proposed stages of creativity, which are preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification. Incubation is defined as, ...
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Is the Tathagata 'special'?

Mahayana or Theravada, or any other offshoot. Is a Buddha an exception? Or a personification?
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How to overcome fear for lost of opportunity?

I get fear when I'm trying to choose something over buddhist teaching. Listening to Dhamma instead of studying something else Reject a job offer to get some free time Not having relationship (with a ...
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How to quit a hardcore porn addiction? [duplicate]

Basically I trained my brain to be dependend on porn over the last 10 years(im 21). Is like a crack addiction but I have infinite crack at 3 seconds away from me,on my phone and laptop. I tried to ...
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I am seeking advice for blasphemous intrusive thoughts

I suffer with Pure obsessive compulsive disorder. I regularly have intrusive thoughts of all different kinds and I can be pretty anxious sometimes. Although I know that thoughts are only just thoughts,...
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Mindfulness with medications and difficult situations

With certain antihistamines I get very drowsy and confuse. I seem to get clingy in these sensations and then when I’m aware of the clinginess, I try to detach the sensations. I just somehow do the ...
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Does Nirvana really means stopping of birth and death? Does it ensures that no new one will arise again?

Buddhist theories all summed up to the point of Nibbana. They have reached the goal, gone there(Tathagat). They conclude holy life is lived and goal attained. Cessation of becoming(No new formation). ...
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Very speed mind and calm mind

With mindfulness experience that there is a mind operating very speed and realized not worth. After little time of thinking get rid of uneasiness happens automatically .That leed to feel ...
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How to stop rejecting / avoiding things?

I'm getting aversion when someone do things that I don't like. This happens when a person do and not on natural things like rain. But It is hard to recorgnise it as aversion because that aversion is ...
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Dependent origin operating mind

During walking meditation it happens automatically,without any initiation.understanding of dependent origin lead to fear of sansara. Is it the doer of the mind cause upadana?
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Devas: offerings and merit sharing

In Jāṇussoṇi sutta (AN 10.177) the brahmin asks the Buddha whether offers to departed relatives and family members benefit them. The Buddha says that "on the right occasion, brahmin, it can be of ...
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How can one Vijnana condition its subsequent Vijnana? [duplicate]

In Buddhism's Kshanabhangavada,a Vijnana perishes fully,before its subsequent Vijnana Arises.so how can it condition it?Buddhism says that a Vijnana need not be permanent to store karma or samskaras ...
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Did Buddha know the properties and behaviour of the matter fully?

How did Buddha fully understood the world and proclaimed it without the knowledge of all experiments of science? Was his knowledge about the properties and the behavior of matter limited? Thanks.
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Is there a Buddhist equivalent to Lutheran doctrine of Justification?

I read on the internet Martin Luther said: No sin can separate us from Him (Christ), even if we were to kill or commit adultery thousands of times each day. the Law shows us our inability to ...
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How can all dharmas have no intrinsic reality logically speaking?

There Can Only Be Two Types of Realities(Dharmas): 1.Conditioned Reality: Any reality that depends on something for its existence. For example, a Cow depends on its organs, the organs depend on cells, ...
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when one Citta perishes,from where does the next arise?

Anatman/Anatta says that the 'self'is a momentary flux of Cittas-Vijnanas.There can be no stable permanent Citta,in kshanabhangavada a dharma perishes before its successor arises.one citta arises then ...
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Day to day practice

Strong headache dissolved with little time of meditation. Previous experience was differ from this,when this type of headache experienced it wasn't dissolved by practiced meditation. And happiness ...
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Illegitimate children

this is the situation: a children is born from fornication years ago when the couple were young, years passed the guy married. the women gave the child for adoption. Now the women brings up the child (...

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