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What is meant by giving up the teachings?

Buddha says So you should train like this: ‘I will not tell a lie, even for a joke.’ Tasmātiha te, rāhula, ‘hassāpi na musā bhaṇissāmī’ti Dhamma as taught by Buddha is not a lie therefore one should ...
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Is it true that no phenomena can be ubiquitous?

Sabbe Sankhara Anicca means all conditioned phenomena are impermanent. However , I was thinking whether any phenomena can be present everywhere even for a short span of time ? In other words I think , ...
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Does “Sabbe Dhamma Anatta “ exclude Adhamma?

Adhamma word is used at few places in the Suttas. Adhamma is opposite of Dhamma. If Dhamma means Right then Adhamma means Wrong. There is a characteristic of existence: Sabbe Dhamma Anatta. Can I say “...
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Is there anything called as Adhamma in the Suttas?

I asked a question which indirectly asked about Adhamma. However there was no direct refutation of Adhamma. So , I had to ask this question directly: Is there anything called as Adhamma in the Suttas ?...
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What is the meaning of suchness? [duplicate]

We can contemplate on the suchness , thisness and thusness…(I have seen some members of the site use the word “suchness” often) What is the meaning of suchness as against the meaning of thisness and ...
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Is the reverse of “Everything which has a beginning must have an end.” also true?

When we see with an eye of Dhamma , we realise that that which has a beginning must have an end because birth is conditional. (I am using Bhikkhu Sujata’s translation of SN 35.74) If we reverse the ...
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Find Sankhara and Dhamma in the following sentence?

Because there are several meanings of sanskharas and Dhamma, I am unable to exactly pin point when and what I should identify as sanskharas and when I should identify Dhamma. Please help me identify ...
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Can I say Dhammaniyama Anatta?

Science can be called Dhammaniyama as per the following answer to a question. Can I say Dhammaniyama Anatta ? And what does it mean and why ?
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Is science a Dhamma or Sankhara or both?

I am still confused about the meaning of Dhammas. Here I take the example of science. Science has many truths. Science explains the reality in its own ways. My question is: Can we consider Science a ...
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Which word is more suitable for describing reality?

There can be different kinds of reality. Reality as experienced by dogs, cats, elephants, lions, pigs, snakes, humans, gods, maras or reality as experienced in hell or reality as experienced in heaven ...
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Does the word Dukkha means same in every context of Buddha Dhamma?

To clear my and my friends doubts I ask the following question : Does the word Dukkha mean the same in every context of Buddha Dhamma? My opinion is that yes ,it is a general term for all kinds of ...
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Is Anicca, Anatta, & Dukkha a Dhamma?

Someone said that Anicca/Anatta/Dukkha are not Dhamma, it is a pannati or concept. To clear my doubt I ask : Is Anicca/Anatta/Dukkha a Dhamma or not ?
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Can a Dhamma be made up of other Dhammas?

What is Dhamma ? Dhamma is all conditioned and unconditioned phenomena. Dhamma also means different realities. Dhamma also means nature of things. Take for example body , it is made up of parts. ...
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Is Emptiness (Sunyata) a dhamma?

This question arises from a comment in a related post. Is there any mention in the sutras on the Buddha speaking of sunyata as a dhamma? How is sunyata defined? As a phenomena by itself or is it an ...
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Is Emptiness empty of Dhammas?

In this forum, while discussing emptiness as supreme truth, I came across following comment which may be relevant from Mahayana point of view: "The realisation that things are not as how they ...
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Atthakalap and atta vs mind vs Brahma state

What is atthakalap? So famously known as soul-> atta in Buddha's teachings .. how can one derive soul from atthakalap? And what's after liberated state from atthakalap is achieved? Is liberated ...
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Is thinking just measuring and comparing?

A few years ago, I listened to a dharma talk given by Ajahn Succito. In it, he said that we can think of the mind as having three aspects to it: awareness, feeling, and thinking (thinking includes ...
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Civilization based on the teachings of Buddha

Would a civilization based on the teachings of Buddha ever had a need for military force? It is said in Metta Sutta that one who practices metta is free from dangers of fire, poison and weapons. Is ...
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A question on Mano

In Nanavira's Notes of Dhamma on Mano: Note that just as the eye, as cakkhāyatana or cakkhudhātu, is that yena lokasmim lokasaññī hoti lokamānī ('[that] by which, in the world, one is a perceiver and ...
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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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