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What terms are equivalent to 'meaning' in Sanskrit, or Buddhist thought?

What terms are equivalent to 'meaning' in Sanskrit, or Buddhist thought more generally? Especially in terms of, how to live a meaningful life, and what is considered meaningful in Buddhist philosophy. ...
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Ajahn Tong has deviated from the main point of Mahasi Sayadaw's meditation technique?

I have heard the claim that Ajahn Tong deviated from the main point of Mahasi Sayadaw's meditation technique and he taught it as a concentration technique. I don't understand how that could be. ...
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How was oration performed in ancient times?

I've been trying to find some information on oratory practices in ancient times. Strangely, I am not finding much. What technique(s) were used? It's hard to imagine the Buddha raising his voice to ...
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What is the origin & meaning of sitting custom?

This may have been asked before, but I have not found any reference to it yet. What is the significance of sitting to one side? many scriptures describe meetings between the various monks and layman ...
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does buddha make dumb animal quote?

i can't remember, perhaps it was a dream, a vague recalling at best...where does buddha ask ‘do you want to be a dumb animal?’ I’m not accusing buddha of calling animals dumb, I’m assuming he thought ...
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What is the "Noble Truth"?

I read the following on the internet: what ever deed opposing and harming the Noble truth. What exactly is the Noble Truth? How is the Noble Truth opposed & harmed?
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Is this fake Buddha quote synonymous with Buddhas quote in Dhammapada?

Is this fake Buddha quote, 'Everything that has a beginning has an end', synonymous with Dhammapada verse, ‘All conditioned things are impermanent', the Buddha quote from the Dhammapada, verse 277? If ...
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Buddhist Brahmachariya, Brahmin Brahmachariya, celibacy, chastity

Here is my main question #1 What is the difference between sutta defn. of Brahmacariya and 1) brahmin Brahmacariya predating Buddhism and 2) celibacy and chastity? defn.: celibacy the state of ...
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What are good Buddhist portals to conduct a survey on meditation? [closed]

I am working on wearable tech for meditation. I need to conduct a market research survey for the same. I understand that I cannot conduct a survey on the BSE site. I want to ask that what are good ...
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Theory of momentariness -- do things arise ex nihilo?

As far as I understand it, according to the theory of momentariness (Kshana- Bhanga, or kṣaṇa) the cause does not exist in the effect. A perishes before B arises. It arises from nothing. Even if we ...
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How should Buddhists deal with Loneliness

I don't know how many Buddhists actually reckon with loneliness and the (very real) suffering associated with it. It seems to me that a lot of Buddhist teachings emphasize on the value of solitude ...
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Did Avalokiteśvara, Mañjuśrī, Samantabhadra, and Kṣitigarbha exist before Śākyamuni?

In other words, did they exist first, and then Śākyamuni became a Buddha later on?
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Is reiki harmful or not (is it harmful to advancing in the path)?

Is reiki practice (energy practice) harmful? Is it harmful to advancing in the path? I'm asking, not about getting a treatment, but about doing a course in it: and getting into this whole reiki ...
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Buddhist perspective how humans can communicate with spirits?

I have seen lot of paranormal activities videos about scientists who have done lot of research in spirit communication and are successful in doing so. Can this be done or possible? What are the ways ...
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