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Can a warrior reach enlightenment?

Can someone who fights, even maybe kills or dies, for a cause he considers right, attain enlightenment? I wonder that after reading that some Buddhists did not share the Zen samurai's vision at all.
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Buddhism Society & Action

According to the Buddha's teaching in the Buddhist scriptures, when is it appropriate: To assist in creating the structures of a group or society? To embrace the established structures of a ...
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Do Buddhists have a country or a religion to defend?

How is it that militant monks can justify waging war or violence? Is nonviolence not necessarily an absolute value for the Buddha? What scriptures are militant monks interpreting to justify war or ...
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Buddhism to change the world

According to Buddhism, should one change oneself or change the world and why.
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How can I become less affected by politics?

since I started my buddhist practice some five years ago, I have made great advancements. I think I've become much more accepting and loving towards others. I used to be cynical and arrogant and I ...
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What would a Buddhist country's law be?

Does Asian countries has Buddhist law in their parliament/government? Is there thing like this? As we can see that Asian countries like Japan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Mongolia, South-Korea, North-...
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Being called Buddhist [duplicate]

I always wondered why do people that practice Buddhist practices, label or opt not to label themselves "Buddhist".
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Buddhist councils and government involvement?

In my country (Sri Lanka) government is about to bring out a new set of laws to govern Buddhist councils. This kind of a law has never existed in my country and being a Buddhist country there is some ...
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Is Buddhism life negating?

Thinking of Buddhism a lot lately and I really love the concepts in it, however I just can't seem to find Buddhism to have a potential to become an universal philosophy as it seems very life negating. ...
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How is Gedhun Choekyi Nyima connected to the Buddhist community?

How is he connected to the Buddhist community? Is he a to be Buddhist leader or simply a successor? And does his imprisonment by china has anything to do with Buddhism or is it just a political ...
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How would Buddhist monks organize countries and the world?

I can't help myself not to find Buddhism utopic. A concept that can only exist for a small group of people. What is the long term plan of the Buddhism? How would Buddhist monks organize countries, ...
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Did the Buddha try to effect social change?

This month is Buddhist Action Month in the UK when we try to be a bit more socially engaged. To quote from the website Despite Buddhism's reputation for stillness and withdrawal from the world, ...
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Politics within the Sangha

Where there is a group of people, there will be politics and organizational dynamics. This should be no different with the Sangha. For example, monks trying to cause dissent or schism, monks who ...