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What are the best question-and-answer sequences on Buddhism?

If you would like to, suggest the -- let's say 10 -- best core question-and-answer sequences on this site ... which you would select to present (maybe for a tiny book "BSE and beyond - teachings on ...
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How many nana stages?

What is the difference between the 16 stage insight meditation vs. 10 stage insight meditation? What about 0 stages any teacher teach 0 nanas? What is the basis for "nanas" is the suttas?
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Does viewing consciousness as “real thing” bring suffering?

I read the following on the internet: No consciousness as "real thing". The cessation of ignorance means that the illusory nature of all "real things" is realized. Yet when the Pali suttas ...
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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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How integral is the synergetic aspect of buddhism?

I remember reading, in the 1st book I picked up on Buddhism, that it was a synergetic religion, literally, that it combines with (I suppose indigenous) traditions, such as the tao, and bon. Did the ...
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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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Emptiness of emptiness

Is the following idea of mine a good way to practice the emptiness of emptiness in my everyday non meditational etc., life? Does anyone suggest something like this, in any Buddhist tradition? ...
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Is it a crime to mention a crime?

Upasaka (?) Frank K possible does a lot of crime in telling: Classical Chritians, "Liberal" ideas: Here's a great database with brief descriptions where brave individuals often had to face great ...
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Theory of dependent Origination and modern physics

How Buddhist theory of causality anticipates modern views of Einstein relativity.
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Justice through soul-reincarnation

A pure, almost metaphysical but from the inside of me: How would it sound that there is an afterlife of the more that 00 billion people that ever lived on earth since the begging of our species (as ...
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What's the effect of association with outcasts?

Even if out of "compassion", what's the effect of association with outcasts, even appear as "family-member" of such? What's the effect of being related to those who are actually turned over the bowl? ...
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How to avoid poorness?

There are many, considering themselves even as "Buddhist" who would not give much toward Monks and Priests, yet reminded by the Sublime Buddha talk: "There is the case where a woman or man is not a ...
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In how far does/could one hurt himself by giving?

Beings are act-ually stingy because they think or argue, that when giving this, it will hurt be, be of disadvantage for me. Now, what does the Buddha mean by advicing to give when it does not harm ...
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Ex-monk reliable Teacher?

While even most teacher today are ex-monks (someone who rejected the refuge and went back to the lower life), isn't it clear that such a person has own problems with his faith? How could one ...
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If a buddhist had the opportunity to stop the holocaust by killing hitler, should he or she do it? [duplicate]

This is basically a philosophical question, in the light of buddhist ethics. Suppose a buddhist person were in a situation in which he could stop the jewish holocaust, but the ONLY way he or she ...
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What is saupādisesā according to the Pali suttas?

I have not read 100% of the Pali suttas. I am only aware of the term "saupādisesā" in the following sutta: “Bhikkhus, there are these two Nibbāna-elements. What are the two? The Nibbāna-element ...
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About the vipassana jhana

When the mind cease and breathing appear automatically ;means the experience of knower ?in which jhana the consciousness is expanding?
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On personal practice of meditation

During insight meditation no hearing of sound aware and cittarupa disappears like a mirage during meditation seen as no thoughts. Feel like cessation of mind. Is it anicca?thoughts disappear and citta ...
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What is wisdom in vipassana meditation?

Having seen that anger disappears after notice attractiveness or aviation of mind towards thoughts has disappeared. Feel like no core on mind objects. Is that anatta?
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The four great elements and scientific equivalent

Science categorize physical world in to solid,liquid,gas and energy(thermal,kinetic,nuclear,radiation etc....) when it analyze, prove that nothing more than those three state of material and energy ...
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Clothes and appearance: How does it matter in daily practice?

Just yesterday my person met 'his' son, now a young man after not having seen his face for good 10 years, involved in a gender-emancipation and pseudo-liberal discussion on a social media. Now here ...
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Lack of 'samvega' the root cause that no merits are made?

Like massive boulders, mountains pressing against the sky, moving in from all sides, crushing the four directions, so aging and death come rolling over living beings: noble warriors, ...
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Wise reflection on Dhamma with momentary concentration, without meditation

In the essay entitled "The Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest" by Ven. Nyanaponika, he wrote: Not only the meditative absorptions but also lesser degrees of mental concentration are ...
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Meditators should judge other people?

How can it be proper for a meditator who does not yet see reality as it is... ...to judge other people so easily? There is so much potential for subtle misuse of power, I mean I know I would be ...
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Seventy Topics - 6*6 = 36 paramitas

In our local group we are working with Dön Dün Chu, the 70 points (from Abhisamayalankara) by Jetsün Chökyi Gyaltsan . In I.7 (putting on the armor) the 6 paramitas are mentioned. It is said that they ...
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Is the “life force” and the “breathing” the same thing?

I read the following comment on the internet: A corpse has lost its life-force, hence a corpse, dead. A meditator has attainment would be free from disease, for the vibrant internal-breath kept ...
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Where can places and communities on internet be found, practicing sharing merits?

Ven. members of the Sangha coming accross here, Valued Upāsaka, Upāsikā, Valued team here and for awakening searching readers, Just this moment my person came up this thought again and afterwards "...
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Can sankharas and craving arise without attachment?

I have noticed subtle thoughts (sankharas) can spontaneously pop up but mindfulness can quickly cut off & end those subtle thoughts so craving does not arise in relation to those thoughts. I ...
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Killing a terrorist by official government army consider as bad karma?

Government army need to follow orders by Government. In the war, army has to kill the terrorists. That is the nature of war and defeating terrorists is their job. So is it consider as bad karma? I ...
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Is Buddha a Man or Woman?

Was Buddha a Man or Woman? Was he/she sometimes know as a man and sometimes as a woman? Why was he/she sometimes know as a man and sometimes as a woman? What was his/her real gender? Give proof please....
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Why didn't the Buddha speak about God and the soul?

The Four Noble Truths and Eight Noble Paths are the main principles of the Buddha and every person can be a Buddha if he/she follows these principles. As far as I've heard the Buddha didn't believe ...
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Didn't Buddha Say The Biggest Fault Of Humanity Was Idol Worship

Why did Buddhist start making idols of Buddha a few hundred years after Buddha died, even though Buddha himself said Idol worship was one of the biggest scourges of humanity
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Is there any forwarding benefit to ask equal?

Or is it just to maintain ones home, dwelling, without any fruits toward liberation? Given one is in debt, is it wise to seek advices by those in debts or wouln't it be smarter to ask those having ...
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How to understand “Four great elements” in real life objects?

I have some understanding about the "Four great elements" But i have these questions... My chair is solid wood, So i understand the "Solidity element (Patavi)" but how do i understand the rest of ...
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What lasts longer: the Cheesburger or a perception of it?

What lasts longer: the Cheesburger or a perception of it? What's more real? Where to put into de-veloping?
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Lord Buddha's First teaching and its meaning?

Can anybody provide a full translation of Lord Buddha's First teaching. I am referring to a Sutta called "Dhamma chakka pawaththana".
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Is Lord Buddha's way applicable to escape from the 'Plato's cave'?

In this Answer for escaping the analogy as shown in Plato's cave. Socrates remarks that this allegory can be taken with what was said before, namely the analogy of the sun and the analogy of the ...
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Whats the different between the “Brahma” Buddha and other creator Brahmas (Gods)? [closed]

Ven. and good Buddha-Parisatas, interested, The topic there, has much off-topics (actually related here), so possible good to answer it rightly seperate: What's the different between the Sublime ...
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What can cause one to feel offended when asked 'how are you', 'having any problem? [closed]

Rowf, Rowf! I once saw a dog who couldn't eat all the rice I had given it, so he lay down and kept watch over the rice right there. He was so full he couldn't eat any more, but he still lay keeping ...
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Is the arising of Buddhas a cosmological evolutionary occurrence?

...if not, then who or what is governing these occurrences? In the Diamond Sutta (see excerpt below) Buddha mentions the previous Buddha as being called Dīpankara Buddha possibly existing around ten ...
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Does Buddhism uphold/advocate the theory of Evolution [Nichirenism]?

Does Buddhism uphold and/or advocate the theory of Evolution, the theory of Charles Darwin? Does Buddhism believes that our ancestors were monkeys and apes? I as a Christian don't believe in ...
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How to get a nymph rebirth in deva heavens?

How exactly does that go down because I know male devas have nymphs.
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Why can't we call Nirvana as our true self?

It is true that there is no permanent identity of self and there is no identity of self which doesn't result in suffering. Nirvana is permanent , full of blessings, and is unchangeable. We humans can ...
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Karma instead of God's plan

Hello I wondered if the existence of karma (I believe in it anyway) can take the place of the concept of "God's plan" - which is how some people live with the horrors of Nihilism. I am not a ...
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How can one verify reincarnation?

The Buddha something about what evidence you need to believe something. So how can one verify reincarnation?
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Do arhats exist after death?

I was just looking at the connected discousres (Bhikkhu Bodhi) and it said Sorry for the rushed question, but I wondered if arhats can be said to exist or not after death? Does the Buddha say the ...
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Did the Buddha ever argue in saying “there are no people”?

It's often used, this argument, for a good or a bad: "there are no people" equal to "there is no self": My person doubt either out nor for wisdom. Did the Buddha ever use such abstract arugents? ...
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In which suttas did Lord Buddha teach nihilism is better than eternalism?

I read the Lord Buddha taught nihilism is better than eternalism. In which Pali suttas is this teaching found? Please provide quote the relevant suttas. Please do not give personal opinions.
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When does an ideology becomes a religion or just philosophy or a way of living?

When does an ideology becomes a religion or just philosophy or a way of living? Does each has any specific definition? or it depends upon person to person perception?
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What should I find peace in? [closed]

I've been on a retreat and go to the occasional group. What should I try to find peace in? Suchness? The Middle Way? To be quite honest,I do not know precisely what these are. I don't mean anything ...

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