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Did the Buddha ever teach logic?

Was western logic ever taught by the Buddha? How about Indian logic? How can logic be useful in the Eightfold Path? How could logic be a hindrance? How could logic be a blessing?
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Which eliminate the hindrance permanently Noble eightfold path or supermundane?

Do they both play a role in getting rid of the hindrances or is one better then the other? How do they eliminate them?
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Personal practice regarding meditation

Now I feel lazy to meditate because less thoughts no breath to observe. once I observe the body ,it isn't disappears .experience the vibration of mind and feel there is a connection between brain ...
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Rebuke of Jains - resource after Bodhis approach

Recently Ven. Thanissaro sacrified a lot of effort and time, to make certain Jain-ish approaches via the Buddhas better understandable. The Limits of Description : Not-self Revisited. A response to ...
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Experience of meditation

During meditation stop hearing sounds and going into darken space experience.After that there is a gap between inspiration and expiration.short breaths.what's it ?
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Which consciousness/es are involved in meta-congnition (thinking about thinking)?

Which consciousness/es are involved in meta-congnition (thinking about thinking)? And can the skandhas exist without them? I'm asking because I'm interested in whether animals without metacognition ...
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Budhist monastery rituals

I am not sure if I should ask this on this site and I apologise if I shouldn't. Just let me know and will be out of your hear. :D I am going to go to South East Asia at the end of December and will ...
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Was Buddha ever born as an elephant?

I am not sure about this but the title of this book (When the Buddha Was an Elephant: 32 Animal Wisdom Tales from the Jataka) implies that Buddha was once an elephant; in other words that an elephant ...
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What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?

What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)? According to Buddhism the teaching of other religions considered views. However, people who follow those religions think that they have ...
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References, Suttas, on the effects of rejecting (gifts)

Just wonder if there are explicitly teachings on cause and effect of rejecting gifts. What might be the effect of rejecting a pure gift? Maybe one or another Sutta may come to your mind and maybe you ...
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Can karma be destroyed by other Niyamas?

Can karma be destroyed by other Niyamas? Can the other four niyamas from the "Five Niyamas" remove a person's karma? Or just affect it?
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is buddhism outside the idealism and materialism?

is buddhism is not certainly the idealism or materialisn?Buddhism philosophy is about the consequence mechanism about five elements* and those elements aren't viewed as the material,antimatter or ...
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According to Buddhism , who achieves Nirvana? [duplicate]

All phenomenon are nonself then who achieves the Nirvana?
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Does a fertlized pigeon egg have life in it?

I got pigeon eggs in my big balcony - in different places - some of them get abandoned by the pigeons. At what time by Buddhism are the eggs considered a sentient being ?
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What is the meaning of the “one mind” in the awakening of faith?

You can read that shastra here. I'm quite fond of it, though I don't have my own meditation practice. If I had to narrow the question down, I'd ask if it contains different practices, of different ...
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Is “ghost month” really a Buddhist concept?

I currently live in Taiwan, and we are currently experiencing "ghost month". The Wikipedia article for Ghost Festival starts with: The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, ...
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Is there a thought in Buddhism which stand for the thinker itself as a thought?

Usually our thoughts have a certain content or object, but in some way one can say that it is the person who has the thoughts. But is there also a mental thought involved of this thinker as a thought? ...
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Are the clinging aggregates the cause of clinging after death?

There are five clinging aggregates. Here it states that one's self clings to the five aggregates. To quote: "It's just as when a dog is tied by a leash to a post or stake: If it walks, it walks ...
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Anapanasati in Pali script

Does anyone know how Anapanasati is written in Pali script? I failed to find a dictionary online that could give the correct script form. Thanks!
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Does Dogen bring good news?

As I understand it, Dogen says that, at least for those new to seated meditation, there is no enlightenment outside seated meditation. Well, to me that if true that's awful! No speech, no writing, no ...
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Where is the line drawn with stealing?

It's obvious what stealing is when engaged-in often. You take the stuff of others while under a certain mental state, that mental state being marked and noticeable by an understanding that something ...
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Buddhism - Is it a religion? [duplicate]

I disagreed from the very beginning, after understanding some Buddhist philosophy, that it is not a religion. In my opinion, it is not a religion but a lifestyle or administration under which ...
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Is Manual of Buddhism by Hardy Spence ,a good book to study Buddhism?

I have found hard to get stories and teachings of Buddha in the book Manual of Buddhism by Hardy Spence. Is Manual of Buddhism by Hardy Spence, a good book to study Buddhism?
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Who do we call Buddha?

Gautama Buddha was not the only Buddha. There were many Buddhas in the past and there will be many in the future. My question is: what characteristic of a person defines Buddha? My answer is that ...
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Is Buddhism now lost until the birth of Matreiya Buddha?

Has pure Buddhism now been lost from the present sociological environment (lost from today's world, lost from present society), until the Maitreya Buddha will be born?
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Is Venerable Mahakashyapa still Alive?

Is the disciple of Lord-Buddha Mahakashyap still Alive? "The Venerable Mahakashyapa is still present in the world. When he left home under the Buddha, he was already one hundred sixty years old. At ...
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how can spirts/sould see physical things without eyes

I was listening and watching the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Audiobook) and i got one question in my mind. When soul/conciousness leaves physical body how can it see all the physical things without a ...
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What are the differences between faith and fides?

What are the differences between faith/devotion and fides (deities)?
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What does “I worship the Lord of the Thunderbolt” mean, in a translation of Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara?

Quoted below is from Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara. I cry aloud, looking for protection. And I worship the Lord of the Thunderbolt. When they have seen him, the messengers of death and the ...
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Does anybody knows origin and reference Buddha teaches a bossy & angry the seven kinds of wifes

... in letting her chose which kind she would like to be? Valued Upasaka, Upasika, Dear seekers for the way to Awakening and Readers, Atma (polite addressing of the own person toward householders, ...
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Anyone know about the use of the skull for magic in the Burmese traditions?

I am doing research on the Burmese Weikza traditions and wanted help as to the usage of the skull in their magical practices.
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Are multiverses real according to Buddhism

i have heard that buddism also says that multiverse exists. So, i want to ask something. Before few weeks, i saw two dreams in which I was totally aware of myself and at that time at those places, i ...
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What is the difference between Dhamma Diksha and Dhamma Parivarta

I need your kind suggestion regarding different terms in our Buddhism. I wanted to know: What is the difference between Dhamma Diksha and Dhamma Parivarta? If a person from Hindu religion is getting ...
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How to do an intense home retreat?

I am planning to do an intense home retreat, of 2-3 months -- just like a ven. Mahasi Sayadaw retreat: which means 1 hour walking, 1 hour sitting, all day long, short sleep, repeat. The thing is, to ...
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Which Sutta does Sakkra asks 14 Questions from the Buddha?

In Maha Buddhavamsa The Great Chronicle of The Buddhas by Tipitakadhara Mingun Sayadaw, page 949 to 980, there is a series of question between the Buddha and Sakkra. This seems very relevant to the ...
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References on Rupa and Arupa Jhana through Brahma Vihara

I am looking for freely available resource on achievement of Jhana through Brahmavihara. What are such references? Also I would like to dig deeper into what Bhanthe Vimalasiri has written on the ...
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why is all of Buddhas past lifes referes to times of kings

The title says it all. Why does all the recollections of past lifes of Buddha revolves around times of kings which were similar to the time the Buddha was living. Why aren't there any mention of ...
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what is logic behind rebirth

I was listening to this video, from Bhante Vimalaramsi. He says that one meditator experienced his past live and he had some pscotherapy before this. How is that possible? Buddhist talk about mind ...
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Discussion with Chih-Tao in the Platform Sutra

... does not have the appearance of origination and does not have the appearance of cessation, much less the cessation of origination and cessation. Thus, nirvana is right here. But although it is ...
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Does Ichinen Sanzen include “wishful thinking”?

Does Ichinen Sanzen include "wishful thinking," or am i getting it wrong? Also, does Theravada buddhism include "wishful thinking?" This is the text I read that made me have this question: http://...
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Can there be “one day becoming a fully-awakened Buddha” after Parinibbana?

The Buddha declare to venerable Sâriputra in the Lotus Sutra that he will become a Buddha one day as it read below, but Sariputta has achieved Parinibbana. Can there be becoming a fully-awakened ...
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Does the wicked have a better bargain at death in Buddhism?

Does the wicked have a better bargain at death in Buddhism considering that there are no soul to transmigrate? Let's assume there are two persons A and B, born to similar condition. Person A surround ...
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Is there any volition or will that I can manage or control?

In Buddha's teachings, all mind-related entities are "not-self" i.e.: uncontrollable (opposite of controllable = when I want it I can make it happen, I can turn it on and off as I desire) ...
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Does mindfulness end kamma ? is that a good thing ?

Does mindfulness end kamma ? is that a good thing ? !!! yes I am aware that the goal is not to attach to anything so avoiding suffering and that good kamma in the end is also "bad" !!! I am asking ...
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Life and why we (mankind ) exist

I'm stuck on this for now ...does the Buddha say anything about why we exist ( mankind ? I know how much he stated about reasons why we should not exist such as Nirvana being the highest goal to ...
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Can good and evil live in harmony?

Presently I found an old steel bangle belonging to the sheik faith ...and I started to think of circle and unity how pleasent it would be to flow freely, and then I had the ephifany that this is ...
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Past Buddha's : Sources

I came along with this (http://www.aathaapi.net/dwncounter.php?number=29) detailed description of the Buddhas (during vag and mano pradani era of Gautama Bodhisattva) before the 28 Buddhas. 512000 ...
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Did the Lord Buddha say anything about magic and fortune telling?

Did the Lord Buddha say anything about magic and fortune telling? I just want to know because in this modern world everyone is following some astrology (Fortune tellers). People believe what ever ...
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Blind police justice and right livelihood

The police seem necessary for any defiled society; but that doesn't mean being a police officer, who must follow laws objectively but also blindly, is necessarily right livelihood. They are ...
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Is there a budhistic way to experience suppressed emotions?

See question above. So far I know to kickstart emotion : writing about emotion, boxing, put your awareness to bodily feelings(kind a hard if you just feel numbness)

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