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Did the Buddha ever refute the view of “extreme metaphysical nihilism” e.g. a view that “nothing is real”?

Important note: I am only using the word "real" only in the sense of meaning "exists and is not an illusion". I am defining "extreme metaphysical nihilism" as the belief that "nothing is real". I ...
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What do Venerable Cha Mo's similes on the Flower's Scent and the Perfumed Rag mean with regard to satkāyadṛṣṭi?

In the Khemakabhikṣusūtra, 差摩比丘經, Sermon of the Monk Chà Mó, T99.29c06 Saṁyuktāgama sūtra #103 (readable in Pāli at 22.89 of the Saṁyuttamikāya)Venerable Chà Mó, who is Khemakabhikkhu in Pāli, gives a ...
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How do we help people who have wrong views?

There are lot of wrong views in other religions but there are even some Buddhist who have wrong views. They don’t believe in rebirth and karma. And they say that they are metaphors. They seems to be ...
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Questions About Views in Buddhism

I have looked at a list of some wrong-views in Buddhism, and I'm somewhat confused about the meaning of the notion of 'view' [ditthi]. In Buddhism, what does it mean to hold a view? 1) I ask this ...
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If consciousness is a Reification, how does a Buddha attain the Truth?

'Reification' is making something real, bringing something into being or making something concrete. The Pali suttas say about the relationship between consciousness and wisdom/enlightenment: ...
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Am I a man of integrity?

Namo Budhhaya (I would like to begin by paying homage to Buddha...I don't think that will violate the rules of the forum please). I oppose science for its wrong views on the origin of Universe , ...
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“No spontaneously reborn beings”

One of the 10 wrong views is the view that there are no spontaneously reborn beings. The preceding 2 wrong views in the sequence of 10 are "there is no mother" and "there is no father". Now beings ...
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Is practicing Buddhism to be happy a wrong view?

One of my teachers has said that practicing Buddhism isn't about having a good time. That's always struck me as a bit harsh. If I practice Buddhism to feel a bit better about myself and to be happy is ...
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Doubting the quick attainments of the Mahasi Tradition

I have noticed that a lot of Mahasi practitioner seem to reach sotopanna very quickly. What is the difference from other methods of Buddhist Meditation and the Mahasi Method, relative to the apparent ...
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Even if those offended are just ignorant about the word “Hinayana”, why use it?

Why use a word thought by some to be offensive even if the meaning isn't meant to be offensive? There is no other word that can be used? Would using another word (or phrase) be compassionate towards ...
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Being called Buddhist [duplicate]

I always wondered why do people that practice Buddhist practices, label or opt not to label themselves "Buddhist".
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Meditation and Materialism

Many people try to approach meditation and Buddhism from a scientific materialist perspective, despite the fact that Buddhism makes explicit claims about the after life, and despite the fact that ...
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How to deal with people giving reviews to the teaching?

I recently asked a question here and like always some good friends helped me, Their references were right on point and they referred the correct Sutras and i'm forever thankful for that. But when i ...
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What is knowledge?

Understanding that there various kinds of knowledge, could somone please help elaborate on the kind of direct knowledge the Buddha referred to in the context of liberation. As a conditioned being who ...
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What are examples of identity-view?

Identity view (sakkāya-diṭṭhi) is the first of the ten fetters. The "eradication" of identity-view is important towards enlightenment. Presumably, "eradication of identity-view" is more than simply ...
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What is a 'pernicious' wrong belief?

Under six major wrong doings (Abhithanani) in Buddhism, (i. matricide, ii. patricide, iii. the murder of arahants (the Consummate Ones), iv. the shedding of the Buddha's blood, v. causing schism in ...
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Is suspending judgement a way to avoid wrong view?

I came to this question from a comment made on an answer to a question about belief in rebirth. The comment read: "A view that rebirth does not exist is a wrong view. You cannot realize Nibbana with ...
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How should Buddhists handle prayer requests?

Fairly regularly people ask me to pray for them or their family members. In my understanding, Buddhist don't generally pray for things to be different than what they are. But it never seems ...
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How concerned should Buddhists be with the actions of others?

Even as I find peace and contentment in observing the 5 precepts and following along the 8 fold path, I realize I sometimes unintentionally benefit from those who don't live in this manner. For ...