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How can I tell the difference between the Deva realm and the Buddha and bodhisattva realms?

How can I tell the difference between joy bourne of karma that will expire and joy bourne of karma which has turned the irreversible wheel of the dharma?
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Does Buddhism uphold/advocate the theory of Evolution [Nichirenism]?

Does Buddhism uphold and/or advocate the theory of Evolution, the theory of Charles Darwin? Does Buddhism believes that our ancestors were monkeys and apes? I as a Christian don't believe in ...
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How to die professionally?

In this book Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition Lama Tharchin makes a powerful statement Dharma is how we can come to die professionally. ...
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Is there any AI that teach the Dhamma?

Are there any Artificial Intelligence applications that can teach the Dhamma that are already out there or are still being developed? What can these AI apps do with Buddhism? How can they ...
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What is Dharma-Body of the Buddha?

And then I remembered a passage I had read in one of Suzuki's essays. "What is the Dharma-Body of the Buddha?" ('"the Dharma-Body of the Buddha" is another way of saying Mind, Suchness, the Void, the ...
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Laws and rules and Dhamma

How are laws and rules in harmony with the Dhamma? How are the laws and rules we make in harmony or in conflict with the Dhamma? How can one best practice Dhamma while also practicing law ,enforcing ...
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Different Reasons of Dhamma's Decline

In many suttas the Buddha stated different reasons for the decline of the Dhamma. Why and how it happens. The different causes. Can I have the references of those suttas? -Metta
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Proper way to ask a teacher to become their student

I'm seeking a meditation/dharma teacher to help strengthen my practice, once I find one and establish some relationship what is the proper way to request becoming their student. I'm interested in The ...
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Suffering more in order to feel less suffering? Living with suffering?

I have been reflecting on suffering and it seems to me that, since everyone is suffering and yet most people around me seem happy and contented, there is a way to live "happily" despite suffering that ...
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Can Cyborg/ Trans-human reach enlightenment? When enlightenment is depended on a Human Body

The world is going to a point of no return, with the thirst for materialistic grandeur and power to rule over nature; after the conquered of Oriental by the Occidental. This article talks about Cyborg....
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Proficiency in teaching Dhamma

The more insight one gains by meditation and studying the suttas, does one also gain a higher proficiency in teaching the dhamma? To put up an extreme example, if someone attains nirvana/full ...
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Right way to teaching Dhamma

Buddha said that there is a specific way to teach the dhamma. That for example, if I remember correctly, among other things, it's important to mention the cause and effect in one's teaching. I can't ...
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How Atheism and Buddhism are different?

As I'm knowing Buddhism called atheism religion but I've doubt both are different, I call myself I'm an atheist as well as Buddhist. Or it just described what is it ?
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What is the destination of a Buddhist?

Where should we go for the rest what is the rest ? In mundane life living is so tough , facing sorrow , troubles and need to struggle for achieve something physical things and we get hurt because ...
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How does the Dhamma reconcile slavery?

Since one of the aspects of wrong livelihood is human trafficking, why do we frequently read in the Canon instances where a slave should be good to his master, a master should be good to his slaves.
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What should you do when someone teaches false Dharma?

I was part of a religious group that claimed to be everything that the Buddha teaches. But, when you listen to their teachings, you can tell discrepancies between their teachings and Buddhist ...
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Anybody know what is Nirvana and where we can find it? [closed]

Learning Buddha dharma we need to dive in to the dharma world. Without knowing the truth about Dharma we can not reach our enlightenment.
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What are the reasons for and against studying other religions?

When I studied Spanish, I better understood my native English language. I wondered if the same kind of thing can happen in the realm of religion. What are the pros and cons of studying other ...
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What is Hardcore (Pragmatic) Dharma?

I've come across this term recently and have seen quite a few opinions and definitions. My understanding is that it is actually a hardcore Theravada movement that is in some ways a conservative ...
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Role of the Buddhist in preserving the original teachings

This is a very common dilemma. If you go look for some Buddhist books here in the west (I guess the same thing happens in the east) you will easily find books written by monks and general authors, it ...
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What are some entertaining/fictional movies, books, etc. about Buddhadharma or Buddha himself?

What are entertaining/fictional movies, cartoons or books about Buddhadharma or Buddha himself?