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How come movies/video games decrease the motivation to do buddhist practises?

I practised buddhism a lot in holidays given due to Covid-19. I listen to dhamma and meditate each and every day. When my college started, I was not ready for the exam. I got stress. Somehow I found ...
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How to overcome fear for lost of opportunity?

I get fear when I'm trying to choose something over buddhist teaching. Listening to Dhamma instead of studying something else Reject a job offer to get some free time Not having relationship (with a ...
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How to stop rejecting / avoiding things?

I'm getting aversion when someone do things that I don't like. This happens when a person do and not on natural things like rain. But It is hard to recorgnise it as aversion because that aversion is ...
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How important is patience in buddhism?

I've heard that patience has a big place in Buddhism. It is especially very important for monks. I can think two ways of patience. When we get angry, we have to have patience to avoid bad ...
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Can anyone do something intentionally?

Consider someone is doing something (for instance eating). I can say that he is eating because of hunger, and his hunger is because his body needs energy. So, every action have external causes only. ...
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Shouldn't we care only “What I think” instead of “What I + Others think”?

Our own thoughts make something wholesome or unwholesome. Not what other's think. So, is there a need to care about what others think regarding a certain thing? We can do good for others, but they ...
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Is it wrong to be a “people pleaser”?

What is wrong with pleasing others? To what level should we care about others, and what should we avoid?
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Can I plan for future while doing meditation on death?

Buddha said about meditation on death : "Even if a person aware about his death can be happen within that day is late. If someone thinks, his death can be happen within current breath is not late". ...
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What can I do to have my destination confirmed?

I have seen a lot of great buddhists who change their paths due to some kind of conditions. Recently, I also face a that kind of situation. When, I faced a dissapointment, I forgot all teachings that ...
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What should I avoid to maintain sati?

To develop sati, we should meditate. So, what should I avoid to maintain sati?
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How do I let go the ownership of the mind?

If someone offense me on physical things like "You are not beautiful, You are poor, You are not smart", I can bear it. Actually I don't care much. But, If someone offense me on my thoughts like "You ...
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Relaxation vs Laziness

In karniyametta sutta, Lord Buddha advised us to be relaxed and not to cling to the work. How can I recognise relaxation from laziness ?
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Should we care about what others think?

Should we care about what others think? If so, to what level? (Most of the time, those thoughts creates suffering).
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Doing the opposite of not skillfull things

Will it helpful to do the opposite of not skillfull things without having deeper knowledge of that thing ? Ex: I asked a question on Laziness, here. But didn't recived a satisfying answer. So,Can ...
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Is it necessary to be socialize to understand dhamma?

If some one is a anti-social person , there is no reason to get angry, to be jealous, to have conciet .... All those problems arise when people socialize. So, Is it necessary to be socialize ? If it ...
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Is procastinating lengthen the samsara?

I know that good or bad karma lengthen the samsara. Similary, Is procastination / laziness lengthen the samsara ?
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How do I recognize the attachment to certain things?

How do I know whether I am attached to ceratain things or not ? Examples: When we attached to the taste we will trying to find more & more tasty foods. We can reduce that by getting a simple ...
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How to not to attach to the vinaya?

I feel very guilty when I break the vinaya / shila. Now it became a couse for suffering. Some times I feel very bad about people who not follows vinaya. How do I get out of this ? How to follow vinaya ...
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Guidance for how to handle stomach problems arising during Vipassana?

During concentration the main thing I can feel during the first half hour or so is the feeling of the stomach/ top part of the intestine area or feelings inside the belly. There's really nothing else ...
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A beginner facing Culadasa

I am a complete beginner who was looking for a good Buddhist guide for meditation. I discovered the book "The Mind Illuminated" by Culadasa and I thought I had found the grail: the shape of the guide ...
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Audio guided meditation recommendations?

I know how many of you feel about guided meditations, but I am introducing meditation to some fellow university friends, and one of them is telling me he is having an incredibly hard time while ...
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Safe vs Risky Path

What, if anything, did the Buddha teach about following the most secure path vs venturing out on an unknown but possibly more fullfilling path? To start off, I am very new to Buddhism but am putting ...
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Permission of your parents in your renunciation

I have thought about this since a long time, and now I am ready for renunciation, accept teachings and practise Buddhism in a monastery. I told my parents about these future plans. They said they were ...
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Where can one find guidance from a teacher next year in 2018?

Where on Earth or online are future retreats or classes for an insight practitioner to get Dhamma guidance and/or guidance through some version of the stages of insight meditation? Are there teachers ...