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How does the doctrine of pratītyasamutpāda interact with Dhammapala's interpretation of nibbana?

The doctrine of pratītyasamutpāda states that: all dharmas (phenomena) arise in dependence upon other dharmas: "if this exists, that exists; if this ceases to exist, that also ceases to exist&...
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What is mainly uncovered by Analyzing Causes? Anicca or Dukkha or Anatta?

The Abhidhamma Commentary says: Anicca-characteristic is hidden due to "Non-contemplation of the Rising and falling." Dukkha-characteristic is hidden due to "Shifting of the Postures.&...
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English Translations of Commentary

Where are the English Translations of Commentary? Have all of them translated in to English?
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Kalama Sutta only about Kilesas?

I found an explanation of Kalama Sutta in a website which is said to be from a Tipitaka teacher in Sri Lanka. Is Kalama Sutta only about Kilesas? Kālāma sutta is only to be applied for Lobha-dosa-...
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What are the "Four Vinayas"?

The Mahāpadesa Sutta describes about the "Four Great Authorities (Mahāpadesas)" that a disciple should refer, if any one claims some new thing to be the word of the Budhha. Mahāpadesa Sutta ...
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Are "Concepts about Real" Concepts?

In Theravada, the Concepts are considered unreal ("person", "chariot" etc.). Then what about the "Concepts about Real" ("red", "perception")? Are they ...
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Why are Concepts not Impermanent?

Why are Concepts not Impermanent? I found the below explanation in another forum. Are they Permanent? or not both? Conventional reality (sammuti sacca/ pannatti) is just a concept and not real. Non-...
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Where is the most knowledgeable Abhidhamma Community?

Who are the most knowledgeable Abhidhamma masters today? Where are the active Abhidhamma communities? country lineage monastery institute teacher group website forum
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Are there any commentaries in the pali cannon on The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta -- An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power (SN 51:20)

Are there any commentaries in the pali cannon on The Iddhipāda-Vibhaṅga Sutta -- An Analysis Of The Bases Of Power (SN 51:20). And in general, what are some sources for the commentaries, obviously in ...
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Who was Anuruddha's father?

In the Pali commentaries, there is a contradiction regarding the name of Thera Anuruddha's father. Somewhere he is said to be the son of Sukkodana, and somewhere of Amitodana. Both Sukkodana and ...
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What is the (commentary) source for Buddha's daily schedule?

What is the (commentary) source for Buddha's five-part daily schedule, as mentioned at The Buddha's Daily Routine (Buddhanet) and A Day in the Life of the Buddha (YouTube video, Bhikkhu Bodhi).
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Advise for comment to my friend's social media which have meat [duplicate]

Today is a holiday, my friend post the dinner on the social media, I want to comment to celebrate their happy life. But I see the fish and beef in the pictures, I don't know how to comment, because in ...
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The Four Great References (AN 4.180)

This question refers to The Four Great References in Mahāpadesa Sutta (AN 4.180). In each case, it ends with: If they’re not included in the discourses and not found in the texts on monastic ...
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Important Commentaries?

Q: 1) Can someone name the most important commentaries, sub-commentaries, etc. I should read while reading the Tipitaka?
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Is there a free (libre or open) version of Visuddhimagga in a digital text or HTML format?

I can't use the Path of Purification PDF version of AccessToInsight.org because ... I want to restructure/retranslate Visuddhimagga into english. I want to add the reference link in each word of ...
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Sacca-pabba Is the reason that commentary commented "Viññāṇa is Jāti and Paṭisandhi," right?

In saccapabba of mahāsatipaṭṭhānasutta: Jāti is "khandhānaṃ patubhāvo" and "āyatanānaṃ paṭilābho". Khandhānaṃ patubhāvo included viññāṇa-khandha. Viññāṇa-khandha is viññāṇa-paṭiccasamuppāda. Rūpa-...
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What are timeframe were pali canons, included commentaries, done, especially Mahavihara-Theravada?

My conclusion from tipitaka and commentaries: Most of Tipitaka canons and commentaries, except Kathāvatthu the forth of abhidhamma, began before 1st saṅgāyanā, but catagorize at 1st saṅgāyanā (see: ...
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Where in the Pali Canon are there Discussions on Reanimated Corpse?

I have heard about are couple of places in the Vinaya which discusses situations involving reanimated corpses. I want to find the exact locations and reference. Also are there any other in the ...
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How to avoid Tattling

Hurting someone physically, Mentally, Verbally is a sin according to Buddhism. As I believe no matter we love or hate each other, anyhow we don't have any ownership of any others lives. So how about ...
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Any instance in the pali canon where a sotāpanna born as a human?

According to the Theravada Buddhism, a sotāpanna can be born in 7 existence in kama-loka which includes human realm. Yê ariya saccâni vibhâvayanti - gambhira paññnêna sudêsitâni, Kincâpi tê ...
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Looking for an online resource of the commentary(SNA.ii.476; SA.i.155) which says that the Brahma Sahampati was an Anagami from the Suddhavasa realms

This page mentions the following: The Commentaries say (SNA.ii.476; SA.i.155) that he was an Anagami Brahma born in the Suddhavasa, there to pass a whole kappa... I'm looking for an online ...
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