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Should a Buddhist be afraid of death?

A friend of mine is a committed Buddhist, a teacher in a group that meets to discuss Buddhist teaching. He's explained many things about Buddhism to me. Recently, his father died after a long ...
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What do you do to prepare for death?

There are probably a lot of ways to prepare for death. I myself can't come up with more than: Reflecting on ones own death on a daily basis; Don't buy stuff that's useless so that it's easier for ...
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Is life not blessing or mystery but suffering in Buddhism?

Just like the title my question is as simple as it gets. Please give your thought as short as possible. I just wanna confirm my idea.
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Why do Buddhists believe in reincarnation?

What makes a person believe in the idea of reincarnation? It can’t be “because the books/teachers say so”, given the Buddhist ideology of “come and see by yourself”
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What is the ultimate goal of Buddhism? Is it nirvana?

What is the ultimate goal of Buddhism? Why should a person practice Buddhism, what will it provide to him? Various religions have various goals. For example, the ultimate goal in Christianity is ...
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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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If there be no soul or transmigrating entity that takes rebirth, who or what bears or enjoys the consequences or fruits of karma?

How can a religion or school of thought justify or rationalise the proposal that potential suffering could be inflicted on a subsequent rebirth - to all intents and purposes, a new individual, ...
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Misconception about remembering past lives?

I have been digging really deep into the philosophy of Buddha. What I have come to know is that Buddha has never talked about remembering past lives in any original text. If he has then please let me ...
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How do the concepts of anatta, rebirth and karma coexist together?

Although I have read quite a lot of books about Buddhism, almost all of them were meant for the Western layman so I consider myself to be a beginner compared to most of you here. I hope you can ...
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What is the role of karma in rebirth?

Rebirth is not reincarnation. How then does the karma of an individual affect their rebirth? In reincarnation, an individual's karma results in a better or worse next life for their soul. But in ...
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Dharma without Karma?

I simply ask myself rather one could make sense of the Dharma and apply it without the concepts of rebirth and kamma? Though for me it is my personal approach to the Dharma, which i find to be ...
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Will I be reindividualised after death?

I guess I have no craving left for the existence except for food and water. Will I be reindividualised after death? Should I give up the desire for food and water in order to stop my rebirth?
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I love life and I don't want to die. How to let go?

The last few days I've been struggling with the fear of death. I really love life and I fear the unknown. I know it's inevitable but for some reason I can't accept it. I find it beautiful how in ...
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Do Mahayana Buddhists explain birth and extinction in the same way?

Nirvana is the extinction of rebirth, and birth is its arising. Right? Is the debate throughout Buddhism on the "difference" between samsara and nirvana one of how to explain, rather than describe or ...
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Nature of dependent origination, and is Buddhism non-duality?

Is dependent arising meant for us to understand the arising of suffering -- or is it also meant to describe how phenomena in the outside World arise dependent on other conditions (for instance how ...
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