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Is respect a form of ego?

If a warrior chooses to leave the battlefield, he will be humiliated by his country men therefore losing his respect. Buddhist monks have attained great peace even by letting go humiliation. Is this ...
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How is the Anatta (not-self) doctrine useful?

My question today concerns Anatta's usefulness. What good does it bring us to realize that the "self" (what things are and who we are), because it is permanently changing, is therefore not real ? (...
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Are monks expected to accept life lessons from (time spent with) the laity?

In general, the monks are expected to preach the Dhamma and the laity should listen. But "behind the scenes", so to say, should monks really be learning from at least some situations they run into ...
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When you are an enlightened Buddha do you have no more worries or fears and desires?

All Buddhist traditions hold that a Buddha is fully awakened and has completely purified his mind of the three poisons of desire, aversion and ignorance. A Buddha is no longer bound by Samsara, and ...
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Dealing with Contempt and Social Comparison

I have been experiencing greater calm lately, yet at some moments I seem to judge others, as in public places or in general. I understand this as contempt, though I don't really believe it; I don't ...
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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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How to prolong the abiding in a Brahmavihara?

Buddha has encouraged the practisioners to abide in the four Brahmaviharas.(Metta, Karuna, Mudita and Upeksha) I have experience of Upeksha or Equianimity. After doing sitting meditation both Zazen ...
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Isn't giving to attain good Kamma "greedy" and therefore Unwholesome (akusala)?

I'm currently reading In the Buddha's Words by Ven. Bikkhu Bodhi. In the introduction to The Way to a Fortunate Rebirth he states that the roots of what make an action unwholesome (akusala) are: &...
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Did the Buddha narcistically judge people unfairly with self-conceit? [closed]

After enlightenment, the Buddha spoke: This Dhamma that I have attained is deep, hard to see, hard to realize, peaceful, refined, beyond the scope of conjecture, subtle, to-be-experienced by ...
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What was Buddha's purpose in constructing The Four Stages of Enlightenment?

I can see the major to entering this path as being quite significant: the seeing through ones own imagination of their self. I also see that this four stage progression must be held onto quite loosely ...
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Is understanding a phenomenon?

Buddha says all phenomenon are nonself. If understanding is a phenomenon then my understanding of Dhamma will fade away and I will again fall into ignorance. So my question is: is understanding a ...
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Nature of Integrity in Buddhism

Following an answer I received previously, I wonder a question I deem somewhat important: If a person preaches ideas or advice related to the dharma, but fails to live by those values, is this person ...
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Translation of Akkosa Sutta: Insult - ."He who repays an angry man in kind Is worse than the angry man"

Listed below are three translations of Akkosa Sutta provided in access to in access to insight Which translation has the correct meaning? The third translation is not far from the common ethics i.e., ...
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Does reality exist?

Does reality exist? Carlo Rovelli (a famous theoretical physicist) doesn't think so and he cites Nagarjuna as believing the same: Rovelli has a different idea. He says reality doesn’t exist. The ...
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How to handle aversion that derives from perceiving arrogance?

Ven. and good Buddha-Parisata, touched, and who ever interested and willing to give into the matter to get it minded, Who doesn't know the case where another is perceived as arrogant, either because ...

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