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Why is Buddhism not Nihilism?

I'm familiar with the concept of the middle way and how Buddhism is neither Eternalism nor Nihilism. Not being Eternalism seems straightforward to me - all things are impermanent. However Buddhism not ...
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Consciousness, death and reincarnation

First of all, I'd like to say I'm a scientist. This means fact will always come before faith, even if it hurts. In general, one's opinion doesn't mean much if the question itself has no meaning, but ...
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Death vs Birth - Birth & Death of what?

Death - What dies with death? Birth - What is born with birth? Can you provide any Sutta / Sutra references.
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Are there any descriptions of the deathless/unborn in any tradition of Buddhism?

Most things that we read about in Buddhism describe aspects of the conditioned world: Three Marks of Existence, The Skandhas, The Hindrances, Defilements, and the practice to overcome these and gain ...
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Time in Buddhism

I read a couple of books on time, yet they all seemed somewhat incomplete, as if it was something simply tagged onto the rebirth / enlightenment doctrine. How important is time in Buddhism, not ...
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What is the meaning of the word Uncreate?

This link mentions that there is an existence of uncreate state of self(opposite of created state of self..correct me if I am wrong..). The man who is without blind faith, who knows the Uncreated, ...
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Buddha Statue Identification and Explanation

Is there a name of this particular Buddha, and what is the mudra called, what does it mean, and what is in his left hand and what does it mean?
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What is a nirvana?

I think the title says it all.I know that an enlightened person's soul will go to nirvana after their death, but what is really nirvana? Is it some kind of a place or something like that?
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Is there a concept of after life in Buddhism?

I know that Nirvana is not like heaven the one they have in Christianity and Islam, but rather just a state of mind in the present world. Then what happens to someone who dies after becoming the ...
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What we have to do for bad karma from a prior life?

If our present suffering is the result of bad karma from a prior life, what is the real present remedy for suffering in this life?