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What is the difference between craving and clinging?

Considering the 12 nidanas Ignorance Mental Volitions Consciousness "Name" and "Form" The six senses Contact Feelings Craving Clinging Becoming Birth Suffering and Death What is the difference ...
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Who are the Buddhas on the Wheel of Life?

In a lot of images of the wheel of life there are Buddha figures in each of the realms. You can see them in the image below of the full wheel of life and I've also put in a close up of the hell realm ...
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In the wheel of life, how can death be a condition for ignorance?

Considering the 12 nidanas as represented on the Tibetan wheel of life. I can understand how the previous links cause (or condition) the subsequent ones for instance sensation is a condition for ...
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Explain consciousness (viññāna) to non-Buddhists

Problem In discussions on Buddhist term consciousness (viññāna) with non-Buddhists, it's imperative to start with talking about life in general because---to my understanding---life after all is the ...
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What is the role of karma in the wheel of becoming?

I can't seem to find resources that tell me the role of karma within the wheel itself rather than the nature of karma. Any suggestions?
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Total number of beings in the entire space as we know is constant? Increases? Decreases?

I am a being. So are you. According to Buddhism there is not soul and maybe there is nothing called myself which makes this a very tough question to ask. I am living my sansara. A never ending thought ...
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Explain this Theravada Wheel of Life?

Wikipedia's Bhavacakra (Within the Theravada tradition) article includes this picture of the wheel: From inner to outer, it has four rings: Past, Present, Future Active and Passive ? Twelve Nidanas ...
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What if the Buddha wasn't a prince?

If the Buddha wasn't a prince would his outlook on life been different? If he was a farmer looking after his land, feeding his family for example, would he have simply left his responsibilities behind ...
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Life after death

As a follower of Buddha I believe in sansara, a never ending cycle of death and birth which only ceases by cessation of desire. I have many friends who are of different faiths that don't believe in ...
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What happen before the Devil King of the Sixth Heaven create Samsara?

What i want to ask is what is the life before the Devil King of the Sixth Heaven create Samsara (know as wheel-of-life,cycle-of-birth) and law of causation
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Can Buddhism be interpreted as a quest for the young? [closed]

I used to think that the beauty of Buddhism laid within the absence of rules and restrictions. That you won’t be condemned for foing what you think is right. That there is more to see than just “here” ...