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Does Nibbana lie within The All or not?

The Sabba Sutta (SN 35.23) (trans. Thanissaro) states: The Blessed One said, "What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & ...
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Pleasant feelings/Unpleasant feelings & craving/aversion

In dependent origination after sense-contact occured, craving is the next condition, which in turn forms attachment at its basis and so on... Suppose I am eating something or taking a massage to get ...
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Why are these called “The All”?

Based on the sutta quote below: Why are these called "The All": the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas? ...
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Sensual Desire & their gradual cessation

We all now that habits which are not acted upon wither with time. However, is it possible to reduce cravings to a point where the specific cravings are close to non-existent? How does one go about to ...
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MN 137 - Directed only to Stream Entrants (and beyond)?

"And what are the six kinds of renunciation joy? The joy that arises when — experiencing the inconstancy of those very forms, their change, fading, & cessation — one sees with right discernment as ...
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Sensual Pleasures and their removal (MN 19 & MN 75)

According to these suttas, is itsomewhat possible through seeing the inherent harm in sensual pleasures, to shy away from them? I remember that it by first experiencing piti during meditation that one ...
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Spiritual & 'Worldly' Pleasures

If the mind experiences more and more happiness, calmness and all the other positive emotions due to virtue and meditation, does the mind then by itself slowly (!) withdraw from sensual pleasures? ...
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What are the six sense Indriyas?

Are the six sense faculties just the sense organs, sense objects, and sense consciousnesses, considered all together, that (conventionally) makes up a (conventional) person? Does it make any ...
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What is mental phenomenon?

Every internal sense organ comes along with corresponding external organ. For example eye comes along with form, ear comes along with sound, nose comes along with smell , mind comes along with mental ...
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Food and other cravings, and guarding the senses

How do I deal with food cravings or craving in general? According to the four efforts I should replace craving with the disadvantages. Can loving-kindness also work? I feel like concentrating on ...
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Lack of Pleasure and Joy

I noticed aside from gross sensory pleasures such as eating, or sometimes writing, I don't feel much pleasure or joy. It is as though the emotional spectrum of joy and pride, and other such positive ...
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What are the 5 cords of sensual pleasures?

I looked it up but the person answer was unclear. I read greed which is a sense desire of unprofitable things (Which if I'm correct is different from sense desire of objects) has all 5. So doesn't ...
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Moderation of sensual pleasures?

In SN 56.11 we find a famous passage: “Bhikkhus, these two extremes should not be followed by one who has gone forth into homelessness. What two? The pursuit of sensual happiness in sensual ...
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Basic dharma theory tells me that it is definitely not possible to perceive both fingers simultaneously

In MCTB (Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha), Daniel Ingram describes the following exercise. I sit quietly in a quiet place, close my eyes, put one hand on each knee, and concentrate ...
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The senses, electroreception, synaesthesia

I am curious: how do Buddhist traditions treat senses other than the six that are traditionally given, e.g., electroreception (the ability to detect electrical fields/stimuli)? If there are actually ...
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Is the mind different from the other 'six senses'?

In Buddhism as I have been taught it, the mind is included as part of the six senses. So in contrast with the 'normal' five senses we have those five plus mind giving us six. However mind still feels ...