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Does Sutta Nipata say this quote?

From a book called Pruning the Bodhi Tree the author writes in the Suttanipata (oldest Pali discourses?) the following is replied by Sakyamuni: Without ordinary perception (conception), without ...
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Definite places of rebirth (request of sources from Buddhas sutras)

I'm looking for sources from the 4 nikayas on where, and how to "attain" a defined place of rebirth. Examples I know of: Heinous actions lead to definite hell realm rebirth Reaching ...
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In which sutta does Buddha say roughly '..and that would bring me sorrow[sad]?

I recall regarding a sutta awhile back of an encounter between Buddha and some wandering ascetic (not Bahiya). in that, the ascetic might have been too old or whatever, and buddha discourages him and ...
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What is "feature of beauty" in MN 5?

Questions: What is "feature of beauty" in MN 5? Why does the type of person mentioned ("the person who doesn’t have a blemish but does not understand it"), focus on it? And why ...
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Need help finding a Sutta in which the Buddha details the rebirth destination of a soldier

There is one specific Sutta in which the Buddha details the rebirth destination of a patriotic soldier who dies in battle for the sake of his country? Can someone please help me find it. Metta to all.
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What do the Four Great Elements refer to?

The Four Great Elements quite literally translate to Earth, Wind (Air), Fire, Water. It is often taught that these are really descriptions of first person experience, and the monikers are just ...
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When to retaliate when someone abuses us?

In the Kakacupama Sutta, the Buddha says the following "Monks, even if bandits were to carve you up savagely, limb by limb, with a two-handled saw, he among you who let his heart get angered ...
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Without discoverable beginning "it is enough to be liberated from them" What is "them"?

In Bhikku Bodhi's translations, "without discoverable beginning" suttas end with: This Samsara is without discoverable beginning. It is enough to be liberated from them. Liberated from ...
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What are the five grounds for asking questions?

According to scripture, all those who ask questions of another do so from any one of five motivations. Which five?
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What is the relationship between signless samadhi, emptiness and cessation of perception & feeling?

As titled, According to the suttapitaka. What is the relationship between 'signless samadhi', 'signless property', 'emptiness' and 'the cessation of perception & feeling'? I want only Theravada ...
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The sutta that describes how little suffering there is

I remember reading a sutta where the Buddha compares how much suffering there is, or grief or pain or whatever, as if it were a grain of sand, or a bit of dirt on the ground, compared to all the ...
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What is the source of the Four Dhamma Summaries?

What is the source of the Four Dhamma Summaries? From which sutta does it come from? The world is swept away. It does not endure. The world offers no shelter. There is no one in charge. The world ...
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Brahmcharyavas : starting, ending

Last question:- "Bramchariyavas has started" -> "ब्रह्मचर्यवास शुरू हुआ"। Did this "occur" to anyone in past and the same has been mentioned in books? What are the ...
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Atthakalap and atta vs mind vs Brahma state

What is atthakalap? So famously known as soul-> atta in Buddha's teachings .. how can one derive soul from atthakalap? And what's after liberated state from atthakalap is achieved? Is liberated ...
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Do all Dhamma teachings aim us at release?

I read the statement recently that all Dhamma teachings aim to produce disenchantment, for the purpose of release / unbinding. Any thoughts on this subject are welcome, but my question is: Which ...
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Completion of paramitas

Is it possible to complete all paramitas without physically doing anything? If so, then how & where is it mentioned in tipitaka? In previous birth, while bowing down to dipankara, Gautama thought ...
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Are you familiar with a particular AN or SN sutta on bowing?

There is a sutta AN or SN, I believe, I read months ago that discussed about a kingsman who wanted to give respect to the Buddha by bowing but couldn't because he would lose a good job, family, and ...
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Meditation focus points and their ill effects

During meditation in past, it was observed that if focus is maintained on nostrils, tip of nose and center of forehead(between eyebrows) then it causes cold and cough within 2-3 days of such practice. ...
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Looking for Sutta reference for Mindfulness Meditation

I am looking for a sutra where the Buddha explains Mindfulness Meditation. Specifically, Mindfulness of body, Mindfulness of Thoughts, and Mindfulness of Feelings.
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Four kinds of people. "attahitaya ca patipanno". Good for yourself and others

According to this website, it says... The Buddha classified persons into four kinds on the basis of one’s attitude towards one’s own interest and one’s attitude towards the interest of others. I ...
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Suttas of 6 qualities of dhamma

The 6 qualities of the Dhamma are Svakkhato, 2. Samditthiko, 3. Akaliko, 4. Ehipassiko, 5. Opaneyiko, 6. Paccattam veditabbo vinnunhi according to here. This website claims that the source is ...
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Is empathy discussed anywhere in the suttas?

Empathy defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Is there any discussion or steps to improve or a skillful way to utilize empathy mentioned anywhere in the suttas? ...
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