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Buddhism and Losing Determination

I noticed that I tend to very well know what I must do, and that I also strive and attempt to do these things, but that often I am filled with a kind of 'defeatism' or 'pessimism'. I know the right ...
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Relation of Productivity and Entertainment

I've read a question here on music, which caused me to ponder the relationship of effortful, productive behaviours and of consummatory behaviours. I wonder: Are productive, beneficial behaviours ...
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How to approach motivation for work during Vipassana?

My career involves lot of self-learning, and self-motivation. I like my work, which is a reason why my work doesn't feel like work. However, I am finding it hard to incorporate Vipassana into my work. ...
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Bhava Tanha & Vibhava Tanha

The above mentioned technical terms are respectively translated as Craving for Becoming (something) & Craving for Non-Becoming/Getting Rid Off. Above said, how do we know that we're in Craving ...
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Why aren't more people interested in Dhamma?

I read somewhere that Dhamma should only be taught to people who are interested and attentive to the knowledge, but why aren't more people interested in the first place? Dhamma could lead to the end ...
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Leave pain while enjoying life?

I'm really interested in Buddhism, but I have a hard time motivating myself to follow the five precepts. I don't particularly want to stop eating meat, let alone stop drinking and/or smoking. Can I ...
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Buddhism and Procrastination

I have two simple questions. 1) What is the Buddhist view on procrastination, and its solution ? 2) What is the solution to a specific lack of motivation, e.g. school work ? Something not related to ...
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Formal Meditation Laziness

I have the intuition, from what I've heard within Buddhism, that formal meditation is rarely ever "wrong", and provides benefit if even slight form is held. Nevertheless, I am struggling to create a ...
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What did the Buddha say about motivation?

What did the Buddha say about wholesome types of motivation? Is there a difference in the Pali language between "intention" (as in Right Intention) and "motivation"? From what I understand Right ...
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Secular Motivation

I am new here and I would like some help with the issue of motivation. I am a 25 years old student in engineering in his last semester at university. I have been facing the problem that whenever I ...
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How do I prevent non-buddhists from going against fourth precept?

As we know fourth precept is the one precept that the Bodhisatta has never said to have broken since he started cultivating Paramita. When I need to prevent a Buddhist person form lying, I state the ...
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How to find motivation to overcome a hindrance in the moment of truth?

I am trying for a long time to find motivation to practice meditation - i think i found a good general motivation finally after watching a dhamma talk but it still doesn't fully solve my problem : ...
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Is a Daruma doll a good motivation to meditate ?

Is using a Daruma doll as a means to motivation to meditate a good idea ? or is it counter productive ?