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Why do Buddhists have children? [duplicate]

In Buddhism they teach that life is suffering, that it's all about pain (which is true) and that you should try your best to achieve Nirvana and become someone who won't have any more rebirths. This ...
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Can not wanting to have a child be justified under the framework of Buddhism? [duplicate]

People who have children have them for the sake of their own happiness, and ultimately the child suffers. Can we justify not having children at all even for householders stating that all life is ...
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Buddhist path X Romantic Relationships and Sons

First of all I will apologize because it will be hard to put that as a clear and simple question. Once a person decides to enter the Buddhist path, it becomes clear that one should avoid engaging in ...
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Can someone address this critique?

I found a rather compelling critique on the Internet and would like to ask you to answer this. He probably misunderstood dukkha, however, he is somewhat right on the nihilism aspect of buddhism. In ...
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Should person with schizophrenia have children?

I wanted to ask you whether it is ethical for a person with schizophrenia to have biological children. Do any Buddhist traditions teach anything in that regard? When one parent has this illness, the ...
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Benefits of Producing and Caring for Children

Genetically speaking producing your own children perpetuates your own genes. Buddha spoke at length about the 31 Planes of Existence. What is Buddhism's (not just Theravada) position on having ...
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What would happen if everyone became a monk or nun?

Theravada Buddhism holds that achieving nirvana is impossible for a lay person, hence my question. "When this was said, the wanderer Vacchagotta asked the Blessed One: “Master Gotama, is there any ...
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Anti-natalist overtones in Buddhism

Buddhism has anti-natalist overtones according to the writings of Hari Singh Gour below. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antinatalism Buddha states his propositions in the pedantic style of his age. ...
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Doubt and contradiction in buddhas teaching

I have few doubts in buddha teaching. Just wondering my mind since i start reading the various teachings. Lets assume we all achieve the enlightenment then what will happen to world? No one will ...
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Hereditary illness and kamma

Many physical and mental illnesses are genetic or hereditary, whether partially or completely, the contributing factor is genetic, nevertheless. For example, you are born into a family that has ...
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Pursuit of raising children ok?

Is the pursuit of having children to raise and teach good morals unwholsome or wholsome?