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If Buddhas don't feel bliss, what is the purpose of attaining nirvana?

If I have zero feelings won't I be a dead robot? And how would I have love and compassion for beings without feeling?
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Buddhism Supernatural feats and abilities (Part 2)

Subject refers, this is refer to URL below where question already closed Buddhism Supernatural feats and abilities This is some sharing with a question. Hope it will help some science development in ...
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Pali Canon and Agama

I have a question regarding the early texts the question is : am I right to say that the Pali Canon is exclusively considered the Thervada text, while the Agama is the Mahayana Sutras or am I wrong ...
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What are the ways to be conscious in all situations?

Ways to be conscious in all situations How to do one thing at a time ?
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What does female Buddha mean?

I got introduced to this "Female Buddha" when I was looking name for my friend's daughter. So what does female Buddha mean? Wikipedia : Tara (Buddhism) Tara (Sanskrit: तारा, tārā; Tib. ...
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Which discourses list the factors needed for becoming successful?

I want help tracking down two discourses. First discourse is where The Buddha is asked how long it takes to complete his training and he answers posing a counter question, then lists an amount of ...
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Sunyata and Void. How can be the void without a super consciousness?

Vedantist calls it Sunya or Sunyata. Buddhists calls it Void . If you once perceive that voidness , is “something”. They both get inside there and return back, saying that was Samadhi. How can be ...
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Accurate and Concise Translation of Dhamma Qualities

The common stanza describing qualities of dhamma goes as "Swakkatho bhagawatho dhammo sandittiko..." which describes six of them. I am looking for an accurate and concise translation of this ...
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How to deal with difficult in-laws?

What are some "skillful means" of getting through holidays, birthdays, graduations and etc. when your in-laws are constantly making passive aggressive statements about you or the way you ...
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Buddhist take on parents staying together for the children?

How would one go about figuring out if it is wise to stay together for the sake of the children or if it is time to split up? What would be the guiding principles for figuring this out based on ...
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How to rebuild a relationship after a breach of trust?

What are the Buddhist norms & guidelines for rebuilding a relationship after a breach of trust?
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Can a monk live with a male lay person?

I've found a similar question; Are theravada monks allowed to stay in lay people's house? However it was asked by a woman and nobody answered otherwise. What i wonder is if there are any ...
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Buddhism Supernatural feats and abilities

Recently i experiencing the psychic abilities, telepathy and seeing other dimension sentiment when i having this so call 3rd eye syndrome (All of it) https://www.holycitysinner.com/2020/01/22/signs-...
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What's the advice for dealing with an abusive partner?

How would one deal with a verbally or otherwise abusive partner who gets upset over nothing and let's anger loose? Assuming the abuser realizes they have a problem but are unable to solve the ...
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What are the Buddhist guidelines for choosing the true Dhamma?

With many traditions and teachers to choose from, how should one go about figuring out what is the true Dhamma? I prefer answers based on Buddhist scriptute and references to Sutta, ideally to the ...
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How should one teach the Dhamma to others?

Answering questions here in buddhism.stackexchange.com is often Dhamma teaching, or at least an effort of it. How can that be rightly done?
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How can I talk to my mother (who idle-chatters) without getting angry?

Specifically with my mother. I talk with her on the phone and when we have already talked for a while, say half an hour, she keeps talking and bringing new pointless futile topics and expanding on ...
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Do any Buddhists say that everyone's Buddha nature repeats an infinite number of times?

Do any Buddhists say that everyone's Buddha nature repeats an infinite number of times? To be specific, I mean that everyone's -- including Sakyamuni's -- life, or perhaps just karma, is repeated over ...
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A path to another university outside of Buddhism

This post is a revision of Buddhism Or Christ? which already closed. I posted that Buddhism or Christ? question on a Christian forum too, and after quite a response from them, I felt I have some clues....
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Is it correct to refer to “Buddha” without “the”

Wikipedia uses "the Buddha" to refer to the founder while a book uses "Buddha" without the definite article. from "Meetings with Remarkable People By Osho" Is it correct ...
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Suffering caused by uncertainty of whether actions will cause more or less physical pain to dying family member?

What is the Buddhist approach to dealing with the suffering caused by the uncertainty of whether your actions and efforts will cause more or less physical pain to a dying family member? My dad is ...
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Types of LHA in the tibetan tradition

According to Tibetan Buddhism, what does it mean LHA? (LHA body?)
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Buddhism Or Christ? [closed]

Recently I have been visiting Church again due to further learning, a personal relationship and a business started from an influence of a very high level person from Christ. So I just go and have a ...
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Is arguing and coming to conclusion is better, or ignoring the conversations is the new normal?

Every now and then we (close friends) start some discussion on some topic, then we put our sides, but unfortunately, this conversation takes a path towards argument, where both the sides want to prove ...
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What are the sets of things in SN 1.44?

What are the sets of one, two, three, five and twelve things mentioned in the sutta below? What does it mean? From SN 1.44 (translated by Bhikkhu Sujato): “One is the root, two are the whirlpools, ...
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Scriptural source for the lost son story

I vaguely recall reading this story before, possible from the Suttas. Can anyone tell me the scriptural source? (Not looking for modern re-telling such as those by Ven Thich Nhat Hanh.) THE LOST SON &...
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Does the Lankavatara Sutra exist anywhere online in Tibetan script, Sanskrit (Devanagari), or Chinese?

Not sure what the earliest copy is we have of the Lankavatara Sutra, but wondering if it can be found online for free in copy/pastable text format (i.e. not PDF or image). I am looking through The ...
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Freely available translations of the Dhammapada

I'm looking for translations of the Dhammapada that are freely available to quote in part or in full. I would like a variety of alternative translation so can anyone give a comprehensive list - online ...
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What is the Samsaric Mind? How does it operate?

Quoted below is from 'A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life' by Shantideva For a western reader, I mean someone familiar with Greek Philosophy, the objective emptiness Shantideva expound with regards ...
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Why did Buddha refrain from finding knowledge of the whole universe?

I know that lord Buddha refrain from finding the all the laws of nature from science, everything in universe.(Understanding the whole truth of the universe). I like to know the reason for this. Is it ...
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What does Buddhism teach about energy?

I am interested in what Buddhism has to say about the flow of energy in our lives. (For clarification, by "energy" i am referring to the concrete aspects of stamina/fatigue, feeling tired or ...
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What are the bad kammas that cause the person to go to hell?

Is there any kamma that will definitely cause the guilty to go to hell, except the five anantariya bad kammas?
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Doctrine to address or alleviate someone's sense of betrayal?

Does Buddhism say anything about suffering as the result of having a sense of "betrayal" -- perhaps a sense of someone else having committed an "injustice"? I think that for some ...
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What is called a promise in Buddhism?

I'm a 16 year old girl and at a time in my life,I have been used to watch inappropriate things. When my parents found this out,my mom got me promised to her in front of Buddha to not to do it, and I ...
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Personal Geospatial Placement perspective terminology

What would be the proper terminology to define the different geospatial perspectives of myself? If I envision myself inside my body viewing an experience in front of me, such as when I watch a movie, ...
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Does duḥkha apply to animals too?

Life is inherently full of suffering. I wonder if the concept of dukkha applies to non-human animals.
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Today, I killed

At work, a tiny little flying insect landed on my desk. At first I thought he was dead because he wasn’t moving, so I gently pushed him to see if he reacted, and he moved so I left him alone. Some ...
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So what is left? It is the true realization of Śūnyatā, or Ultimate Truth, a realm in which “reason is used to destroy itself”

The above is a quote from 'Humphreys, Christmas. Buddhism: An Introduction and Guide'p145. Is it true that the main aim of Buddhism (Mahayana) is for reason to destroy itself? That really sound ...
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What's the difference between eating food and adultery?

A question for the initial phase of starting meditation. To start meditation, it's important to know food first as per satipatthana. Materialistic food preserves cell-offspring reproduction inside ...
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Is there anything else beyond realization of the five skhandas?

What happens when individuality totally disappears by recognizing the five skhandas as not "me" or "mine"? Which platform or ground remains after one has fully realized that the five skhandas are ...
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Can someone help me to find suttas on Self compassion

QN: I'm looking for Buddha's teachings on self compassion. (Especially for lay practitioners.) There are few verses which can be found in Dhammapada: He, who by good deeds covers the evil he has done,...
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What are the relevant vinaya guidelines if a bhikkhu was to find a likely abandoned dwelling?

Suppose a bhikkhu living in the forest was to come across an abandoned shelter not frequented for several years. Dwelling is clearly in decay and not maintained, with spider webs & hornet's nest ...
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Was the Abhidhamma taught by the Buddha?

According to the Theravada tradition, the Abhidhamma was taught by the Buddha. From "The Abhidhamma in Practice" by N.K.G. Mendis: Theravaada tradition holds that the Buddha conceived the ...
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Feedback - Are spaced-repetition cards useful for learning core Dhamma?

I've created an Anki deck (still WIP, link here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/414202630), drawing on the translations available here in SuttaCentral (with direct links to those pages). My thinking ...
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Inoperative types of mind (kiriya-cittani) that are dissociated from wisdom (paññā)

According to Abhidhamma exegetical texts, meditation of the 4 types of sense-sphere functionally inoperative-indeterminate cittas associated with wisdom (paññā) leads to knowledge of purity (vodāna), ...
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A question about DN 23 and existence of soul

Here is a part of DN 23: “Even though Master Kassapa says this, still I think that there’s no afterlife.” “Can you prove it?” “I can.” “How, exactly, chieftain?” “Suppose they were to arrest a bandit,...
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What is an “enlightening being”?

Thomas Cleary uses the term "enlightening being" extensively in his translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra. This term isn't defined in the glossary of that book, or in my copy of The Princeton ...
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Any manuals on the development of “sympathetic joy” and or “gladness” apart from Visuddhimagga?

As titled. I wonder if there are other methods of development outlined elsewhere?
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What is the correct definition for Mindfulness?

I was reading a book where author defined Mindfulness (sati) using these three analogies from different suttas: The Buddha compares mindfulness to a gatekeeper for a frontier fortress. [Kimsuka ...
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What object should one focus on when meditating to reduce anxiousness?

Just the header really! A friend is very self reflective, builds herself up into a tempest thinking about her situation (not terrible, but below where she is comfortable being, I guess).

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