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Authentic resources to learn about Buddha's Dharma [duplicate]

I was on a project to read bhagvat geeta and understand it's true meaning by myself (since I was baffled by plenty of commentaries done by others). It's 4th adhyaya and I am convinced that this text ...
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Feeling a strong connection to Buddhism, but feeling lost on how to continue forwards

Good Morning, Recently I have been soul-searching and looking for a missing spiritual aspect of my life. I have been reading Introduction to Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. After reading part one of ...
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Books on meditation?

I have tried meditating (by concentrating on the breath) but have not experienced any benefits from it. Are there any good books on meditation out there that can help me achieve a better meditation ...
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self using intoxicants

i was reading the scripture Uninstructed Assutavā Sutta (SN 12:61): “Monks, an uninstructed run-of-the-mill person might grow disenchanted with this body composed of the four great elements, might ...
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How do we know 'Buddha says?'

I think I correctly assume this Buddhism site is (appropriately) open to many, if not all, forms of Buddhism(?) However, when folks say things like “Buddha said” I often wonder what to make of this....
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Why isn't there a Buddhist Bible?

Why is it that Buddhism never compiled a reasonably concise set of canonical texts like the Bible? Buddhism itself has universal beliefs such as the 4 Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path and the notion ...
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How do you write Anicca (Impermanence) in Pali script?

I'm looking to get a tattoo and have anicca written in Pali in several places. Can you help me with how to write this in Pali script? Thanks in advance!
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Good website for sutta learning?

There seems to be two prominant websites/translations for learning the suttas: As I was going through DN15 I see that the translations of important words differ ...
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A path to another university outside of Buddhism

This post is a revision of Buddhism Or Christ? which already closed. I posted that Buddhism or Christ? question on a Christian forum too, and after quite a response from them, I felt I have some clues....
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Starting studying again

Let me explain. I have met, got enchanted and started to slowly study Buddhism on my own quite some years ago. But then time passed and life consumed me. I have never abandoned the beautiful and deep ...
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Sources for the Whole Tipitaka

q: Can someone name the books in the shelf of Yuttadhammo in his videos or all the books in the Tipitaka and sources to get them in English? or at least what has been translated to english?
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Enlightenment finding me

How can a small woman in a small country who does not understand many of these questions, let alone the answers, ever hope to become enlightened.
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How to understand Buddhism original dogma?

Buddhism has been evolving dramatically since Buddha created it. Somehow it spawned into many different 'sects' across the world. There are numerous sutra and books on Buddhism. As a beginner, it's ...
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Investing in Dharma?

In the Diamond Sutra Buddha said: Subhuti, if a person collected treasures as high as 3,000 of the highest mountains, and gave them all to others, their merit would be less than what would accrue ...
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How do I proceed to seriously study Buddhism?

I have been sincerely studying Buddhism for the last 6-8 months. I have covered most of the famous authors and teachers namely Ajahn Brahm, Thich Nhat Hanh, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Tenzin Palmo, Alan Watts, ...

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