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How to “abandon the fetters completely”?

I was thinking about this comment ... Yes, my target is to abandon the three fetters completely. I can make sense of 'Doubt' and 'grasping at precepts+practices', getting rid of the identity view ...
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How to get rid of thoughts of grandiosness?

By practising the eight fold path and meditation I have been able to get over lot of suffering as a result of my past created by my mind. I am able to get over self pity, hatered, anger by following ...
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Why is the problem with the personal pronouns 'I, me and mine'?

9 Attitudes of mindfulness - Jon Kabat Zinn Jon describes these pronouns as problematic because who we actually are is far greater than that. How so? Please detail why the problem lies with the ...
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Renunciation and Negative Mysticism (Escaping from ones Dharma)

May All Beings be Truly Happy! Is it possible that one can see that everything they have tried has failed, in a worldly sense, and has brought about suffering for themselves and others: has been ...
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Calming the mind

I am usually a calm person but lately my anxiety is off the roof. A little bit of background. I am a 28 year old female about to end my enlistment in the army and have put my resume out there. But I ...
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Did the Buddha ever delve on the dangers of one's own spirtual achievements feeding the ego?

This question came up when I really thought back on both my and many others' spiritual journey. In the New Age community, especially, the sense of viewing things as illusions and making progress in ...
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Sampajañña: what is the correct action?

One of Buddha's four ways of training the mind for Sampajañña ("clear comprehension") is to know the suitability of an action. From an anecdote given by Joseph Goldstein, his meditation master was ...
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Doing daily or complex activities without attachment

Is it truly possible to do activities without expectations or some aspect of the self ideal attached to them? Does the Buddha explain anything of the sort? If yes, how to go about achieving that? It ...
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Five Hindrances Right Mindfulness Interrelated?

Dear Buddhist Community, Would someone help to explain how eradicating/suppressing the five hindrances and right mindfulness can go together? According to the Buddha: (http://what-buddha-said.net/...
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Can another being/thing be credited or blamed for causing your emotions?

CONTEXT: In everyday conversations, we often blame other things or persons for causing our positive or negative emotions. For example, people say things like, "That dog disturbs me by always barking", ...
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Drop your opinions at work?

When I am supposed to simply observe my thoughts and any opinions that arise from them, and not cling to them, how am I supposed to work? I have a job, and as such you cannot not have opinions. It ...
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Developing mindfulness doing complex activities like learning or programming?

It is easy enough to see the power of developing mindfulness through walking meditation, eating meditation, and any repeated task including cooking. How does one develop mindfulness capacities when ...