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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 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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can meditation and dharma alone take us to higher levels of consciousness?

I have been practising dharma and meditation now for more than 2 years and i feel a good progress within me. Does these 2 tools dharma and meditation alone can take us through to different levels of ...
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Do Buddhists talk about insides?

Buddhists talk about abstract and concrete things, particulars, parts and wholes, etc., and Theravada Buddhism is often I think thought of in terms of an analysis of parts, breaking things down into ...
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Understanding compassion fatigue from a buddhist point of view

For the last couple of years there has been growing research on so called compassion fatigue among social workers/therapists/social workers, and their likes. In short, compassion fatigue can be ...
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Difference between mundane concerns of praise and honour/fame

I am struggling to understand the difference between two of the four pairs of the mundane/worldy concerns, namely between seeking praise and seeking honour/fame. They seem to me not to have much of a ...
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Is Karma part of Dharma? In other terms, is Karma a subset of Dharma?

As per title. I read the English translation of the heart sutra recently.If Karma is part of the Dharma, or is the Dharma, does this mean that Karma is not created or destroyed, and it neither ...
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Finding a dharma teacher

I am examining ways of going further on my dharma road. At this point i am entirely self taught, for better and worse. I strongly believe that from here, some form of guidance from a more experienced ...
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Isnt the illusion better? of a self?

Like the man in the matrix. Whats his name? Played by Keanu Reeves. Im wondering if its better to keep with the illusion? Non illusion is a lonely place> Isnt there something positive to it? Hope of a ...
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Buddhist views on transgender issues [duplicate]

The Buddha or the scriptures do not state specifically if an individual being a transgender is right or wrong. So how would a Buddhist interpret this in a modern light and why?
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How is dharma formed?

I believe that the word 'dharma' (among other things) refers to the constituent elements of a body and mind, and that the Buddhist should find those dharmas void of a person, and perhaps any ...
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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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What does the one taste of the dharmadhatu really mean?

What does the one taste of the dharmadhatu really mean? I know no language beside this English, and would be interested in any philosophical, literary, or religious answer on what "taste" means there, ...
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Gods realm, how do you get out? Achieve Nibbana in this realm?

It is stated that Buddha said that it is more difficult to achieve nibbana in this realm than in the human realm (due to absence of suffering). Imagine, that one of these gods, has realized that in ...
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To introduce Dharma, what categories of people are there?

Buddha tailored his teachings to meet the particular needs of his audience. What are the different audiences then? Here is a slightly related question: Should a beginner try to educate others about ...
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How can killing of Muslims by Buddhists in Myanmar be justified? [duplicate]

Considering whatever atrocities Muslims did (I don't know if they did any) or are going to do, is killing Muslims the only solution the Myanmar Buddhists could adopt? Is it wise? Is violence ...
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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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Is nirodha (cessation of suffering) dependent on the existence of suffering?

This answer includes the following statement: But some other dharmas are still empty without being dependently originated, like nirodha or tathata. A comment after the answers gives the following ...
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Can I count my contribution to the open source as a dharma?

It is mean, that if I am professional developer and I can help other people for free, can I think, that software development, that is my hobby and profession, in the same time is my Dharma?
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Is listening to a Dharma talk while walking considered a form of walking meditation?

Sometimes when I take a break from work and walk through a nature path, I listen to a podcast called Zencast which is a collection of hundreds of Dharma talks by dozens of teachers over the decades ...
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Can we be sensously aware without consciousness?

I wondered (after this thread) what Buddhists have said about this question. Can anyone, monks, Buddhas, ordinary people, be aware of a sensation without consciousness of it? And moreover to link it ...