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What is the meaning of delusion? and how to get rid of it?

What is the meaning of delusion ? and how it is different from lust , passion or greed ? What is the meaning of non-delusion ? and how it is different from no lust , no passion or no greed? And ...
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Elaboration of Vasubandhu's argument for the possibility of mental appearances to be publicly sharable?

The vivid qualitative experience of a word (or called "quale" as a philosophical jargon, "private language" as a linguistic jargon) formed by each person is intrinsically different ...
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What does 'passing away of dhamma' mean in Satipatthana sutta?

Considering the definition of dhamma as given in this answer. What does it mean by '...arising and passing away of dhamma...'in the satipatthana sutta? Also, else where I read, 'all dhamma are also ...
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Confusion about the word 'dhamma'?

What does the word 'dhamma' mean when the Buddha said 'sabbe dhamma annatta'. I am being confused here. I looked through the translation. It reads 'all conditioned/unconditioned things are not-self'. ...
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Is there a universal definition of a crime?

.. I am starting to read Smith and Hogan's Criminal Law, which is of course, not the law of Dhamma, but a common law from one island in Europe. This is the title of the first chapter, but it makes me ...
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The thorny issue of anatta

(English is not my mother tongue, sorry in advance if I make mistakes) I recently read Thanissaro Bhikkhu's writings [1] [2] on anatta and although I found his arguments persuasive I am still ...
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What is bhramcharya or 3rd percept? [duplicate]

Is it only pertaining to "no adultery" for layman or as "no sex" for monk? If such is the case, why in ganika sutta it was mentioned as "path middle to celibacy and adultery" for ganika(female ...
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What is the correct meaning of dhamma, dharma, atta, anatta?

I am unable to understand different meanings of words dhamma, dharma, atta, anatta... Does dhamma means as "path" or "truth" or "teaching" as in Ariyapariyesana Sutta or as "phenomenon" or as "...
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Could dhammanupassana be to remember satipatthana?

Could the 4th satipatthana or dhammanupassana be, among other things, to remember Satipatthana in both heart and mind? Shouldn't viriya be focused on the focus towards satipatthana when worldly ...
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Meaning of the Rooted Sutta

From the Rooted Sutta (AN 10.58) we have the following paragraph translated by Bhikkhu Sujato. What does it mean? What are "things" or "phenomena" in this context? Please explain the whole paragraph. ...
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Permanent Matter?

My friend told this to me & now I am confused. Isn't the amount of matter in the universe the same, no less, nor more, because nothing is ever lost, nor created, everything causes everything,...
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About two qualities of the Dhamma

I've seen in plenty of discussions and threads that there are some criteria to keep in mind while trying to separate the "real Dhamma" from the "fake" one. For example, in AN 11:13 there is a ...
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The relation between Dhamma and reality itself

What is the orthodox position or the sutta's position about the knowledge of reality itself, beyond any intervention of subjective factors? In science, when we find evidence that proves some ...
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How can we make compatible the 'ehipassiko' aspect of the Dhamma with the faith aspects of it?

In this sutta (https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an04/an04.077.than.html), it is explained that the power of Gotama Buddha as a sammasambuddha cannot or should not be conjecture about; the ...
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Choosing a Buddhist partner ain't beneficial to spreading Dhamma?

Recently seeing questions on Buddhist stack exchange community I thought to ask this question. My understanding that we can choose anyone as life partner the way Buddha said all about is kind of ...
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Given everything is Dhamma , isn't it true that he who sees me sees Dhamma?

Most people interpret almost everything as Dhamma. And it is said that Sabbe Dhamma Anatta. Given everything is Dhamma , isn't it true that he who sees me sees Dhamma?
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What is meant by statement "the one who sees Dhamma sees dependent origination"?

In MN 28 following was said : Now this has been said by the Blessed One: “One who sees dependent origination sees the Dhamma; one who sees the Dhamma sees dependent origination.” My questions ...
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Which commitment should I make?

I want to make one commitment now to save myself from suffering in distant future. The kind of suffering is same as due to unity with undesired situation. For example I might have to shake hands with ...
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Why have I awoken Now?

I am riddled by this question lately and it necessary for my progress on path of Dhamma. My question is, why is it that in this life time I have became obsessively bent to attain nibbana while ...
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What is meant by setting the "wheel" of Dharma in motion?

Namo Buddhaya. At many places in the texts it is said that the Buddha had set the wheel of dhamma in motion and that it can not be rolled back by anyone. This sutta is devoted to the understanding of ...
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Other than Nirvana , what else is not changing?

It is said that Nirvana is not changing. But I found a text here which states that dharma of conditioned arising is unchanging. The Buddha said to the monk: “Conditioned arising was neither made by ...
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Is Buddha the root of Dhamma?

Here Monks praise Buddha by exclaiming the following: The monks said to the Buddha: “The Buddha is the root of the Dharma, the eye of Dharma, the foundation of the Dharma. May he teach us! ...
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How to practice ignoring identification with the body?

Namo Buddhaya. I strongly identify with body. I see myself in the mirror and I immediately recognize that that is me. Such a identification is against Dhamma. How can I disidentify with my body? ...
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Is overthinking violate third precept?

I have noticed most of the time third precept is interpreted as sexual misconduct or adultery. But third precept emphasize all the misbehavior and misconduct using all six sensual spheres. "...
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When to delight and when not to delight?

Namo Buddhaya. During various discourses , monks after hearing Buddha delighted or did not delight. This is one discourse in which Monks did not delight at the end. In almost all other discourses , ...
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Am I a man of integrity?

Namo Budhhaya (I would like to begin by paying homage to Buddha...I don't think that will violate the rules of the forum please). I oppose science for its wrong views on the origin of Universe , ...
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Is every Dhamma cause of suffering?

I have now spent quite sometime understanding what Lord Buddha said. Some of the fundamental things are still not clear to me. For example Sabbe Dhamma Anatta. Meaning all Dhammas are not me , mine ...
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Can I say my Dhamma is Kamma?

I bear the brunt of my Karma. Nobody else. Self is so clearly elucidated by the theory of Kamma. Whatever I did in the past is responsible for what happens to me in the present and future. Effect of ...
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Is what is impermanent always the cause of suffering?

While describing Dhamma Buddha asks "Is what is impermanent suffering or happiness?" to which Ananda replies "suffering". My question is : Is what is impermanent always the cause of suffering?
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I do not know what is my Dhamma anymore; Can anyone help?

In my previous question I discussed what is your Dhamma which some people interpreted as what is your religion or whether you are a Buddhist. Some people said one discovers Dhamma when one walks on ...
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What is your Dhamma? [duplicate]

I am trying to understand Dhamma. If people ask me what is my Dhamma I say I am XXX , which explains my behavior to them. Suppose I ask you the same question ,What is your Dhamma? ,then what will be ...
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Can someone provide explanation on dependent origination

According to this law, every phenomenon owes its origin to another phenomenon prior to it. It may simply be expressed as “depending on this, this originates”. An example of Dependent Origination in ...
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Existence of Absolute time [duplicate]

Absolute, true and mathematical time, of itself, and from its own nature flows equably without regard to anything external, and by another name is called duration: relative, apparent and common time, ...
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Buddhism and theory of relativity

“The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious ...
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What is the meaning of the word Dhamma?

Can anyone please explain the meaning of the word Dhamma in the sentence "Sabbe Dhamma Anatta"? Since Anatta is Truth; Am I an instance of Dhamma?
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How can I escape the suffering of losing my Father?

One day my Father will leave me. I love him a a lot. It will cause suffering when he leaves. My question is : How can I escape the suffering of losing my Father?
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Might be possible to gain highest bliss without a loyal relationship?

Marriage (and/or a binding relationship) is not very popular among modern people, who believe strongly in promoted "pseudo-liberality". As an aside: The word religion has very similar meaning like ...
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Who are this people in white, often attend to monks?

I attended a dhamma talk last month by a Thai monk but English translation were also provided on site. There was this westerner who is giving English translation but may not look like a full time monk?...
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Sources on the lifespan of Dhamma

Everyone is saying that the Dhamma will last 5000 years after the parinibbana. That it will last in Sri Lanka. So far I haven't found any authentic sources even in Tripitaka saying that Are there ...
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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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Can anyone briefly explain what is Dhamma?

Can anyone please explain what is Dhamma in few paragraphs if possible? A similar question was asked by Rahula in Samyukta Nikaya but what I have is English translation of the conversation which ...
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Is Mahasi Sayadaw's "counterfeit dhamma"? [closed]

There are certain people on this website and one in particular who claim to know the only "true" teachings of Buddha and they are saying that following Mahasi Sayadaws and other masters teachings ...
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If there are no past and future lives, why should we practice Buddhism?

If there are no past and future lives and everything ends at the moment of death. Why should we bother with anything at all? Why would the Buddha teach for 45 years if all our problems are definitely ...
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Why must we not wear a hat or cap when listen or teach Dhamma?

I read that we must not listen or teach Dhamma if we've wear hat or cap. So why we must not wear hat or cap while listen or teach Dhamma even at anniversaries?
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What is the real meaning of the third precept? [duplicate]

Can someone explain the third precept? Because most are translating this as "sexual misconduct"; but that it so narrow, and distorts Buddhism.
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Different state of mind during dhamma talk

Has anyone experienced moments like being in a state of restlessness during a dhamma talk? A sense of relief, moment of temporary escape but yet the mind is actively running wild, almost gone into a ...
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Can someone be a monastic in their own home?

If someone has the necessary financial resources and is fully dedicated to the Dhamma, would it be possible for them to be ordained as a monk yet live outside of a temple, in a place of their choosing?...
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Why is dukkha bad?

I know this question maybe sounds odd and like a tautology, but in Buddhism the word dukkha seems to mean both the objective 'property' of being not satisfying and the subjective suffering. So is the ...
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Do thoughts 'create' vedana?

Vedana is described as reaction to a sense contact. Are these only the 5 senses or is vedana also 'created' by thoughts or emotions?
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What makes "Dhamma" worthy of worship?

We as Buddhists consider "Dhamma / Dharma" to be holy.But do we know the reasons that make it holy?
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