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Is mano or mind function of brain? Then what we perceive is mere creation of brain

If brain cease to function all phenomenon also cease to function as well. Body including brain is so vulnerable to break up and Buddha emphasized that no one should cling to this body and its function ...
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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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Why can't we accord the theory of evolution?

What's the Buddhist view of evolution of mankind? Why can't we accede to the theory of evolution? Can we get same path of an evolution theory and aggajha sutta?
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Meditation and Materialism

Many people try to approach meditation and Buddhism from a scientific materialist perspective, despite the fact that Buddhism makes explicit claims about the after life, and despite the fact that ...
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Animals and humans in Science vs. Buddhism

About the doctrine of the 31 realms of existence. I have a few questions, because science, especially the theory of evolution, makes a good argument for categorizing humans as animals. Is this list ...
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Does evolution contradict Buddhism?

According to the Agganna Sutta we humans beings from Abbhassara Brahma world. They are mind-made, feeding on delight, self-luminous, moving through the air, glorious. So basically a much more advance ...
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Has the law of karma evolved/is it evolving?

As I understand it, Buddhism is not inconsistent with Darwin's theory of evolution. Since the law of karma is central to Buddhism and applies to sentient beings, is the law of karma something that ...
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Does mankind evolve or devolve spiritually? [closed]

Some philosophers have the idea that humanity is undergoing a spiritual evolution. The most famous representative of this idea is G. W. F. Hegel (whose ideas Marx used and later Communism tried to put ...
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The needs of the same human being may differ at different stages of life. Can there be one Dharma for all stages?

From infancy till old age, our bodily, psychological and even spiritual change and evolve. Also, their faults or risks differ at each stage of life. For instance, the greatest "fault" of an infant is ...
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Is it possible to reconcile the evolution theory with Buddhism?

Is it possible to reconcile the evolution theory with Buddhism, or they are 2 things that simply cannot go along? In other words you have to choose one.
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Do Buddhists believe in Evolution? [duplicate]

Just as a companion question to this I want to ask if Buddhists believe in the theory of evolution by natural selection. The aforementioned question makes me think that the answers might be different ...
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Does Human Evolution Disprove a Kamma Based Rebirth?

I've started my practice as a Buddhist. Currently, I've read a few books about Buddhism particularly the Theravāda lineage for myself it seems more appropriate. While reading about kamma one thing ...