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Why Buddhist worship Mount Kailash?

In Hinduism it is said to be the place of Lord Shiva and his wife godess parvati, How is it related to Buddhist? Did Buddha himself ever said the importance of Mount Kailash? and if it is just a ...
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Did the Buddha tell how to visit another part of universe via meditation?

Based on this answer I came to know that the Buddha has spoken about life on other planets; so did he ever explain any method, how to visit those places while doing meditation? Weirdly I have read ...
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Sutra reading stage

Is there a stage in practice when the practitioner is drawn to read the sutras? My problem is that I'm at a point where I'm confused w.r.t. what should I do. Performing actions seems pointless, there ...
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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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Did the Buddha speak the Mahanidana Sutta in the Digha Nikaya?

In the Pali suttas, there are scores of suttas about Dependent Origination which take the classic form of the 12 links, the benchmark being SN 12.2. In the Digha Nikaya, there is the Maha-Nidana ...
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in Budhism, what would happen with a soul in a eventually case of succesfull cryogenic reanimation?

there is some text that speaks something related about, what would happen with a soul in a eventually case of succesfull cryogenic resucitation? i know this is a very new theme, but, if reincarnation ...
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What is a belief as per the buddhism?

What I believe is what I look up to, everyday. Every belief originates me. Then am I a phenomena in itself?
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In Buddhas Time Did Kings give Freedom to His Sex Wives(Anttappura Wives)?

in lord Buddhas time their was many kingdoms in India. these kingdoms had many kings. kings had many wives. some kings had 500, 1000 (Antappura) wives but they all have main 1 queen & other wives ...
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According to “proper speech” in Buddhism's eight-fold path, is cursing allowed if it's necessary to get the point across?

One of the points of Buddhism the eight fold lists "proper speech," but does this propriety in speech include the ability to insult others or express yourself strongly through the use of curse words/ ...
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Insights of the Middle Path

Everything in moderation is the key to the Middle Path. There are times when one can clearly see the outcome (insight or out of experience) and actions of other person and their way of thinking. ...
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Why is fasting allowed in Buddhism?

One of the answers to this question 'Is there a tradition or practice involving fasting in Buddhism or Buddhist countries?' says that fasting is followed by Tibetan Buddhists. Why is fasting allowed ...
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Keeping rooted in the present in the face of past realities

I have remembered at least 4 past incarnations, two being particularly influential throughout my current life before the memory of them. I had been cleaning my psyche and spirit during this time, but ...
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Bad Ordinations?

If a Novice was ordained but was not ready to be ordained because of one little issue, like for example, the novice: admitted to not having parental permission admitted to an alchohol problem ...
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sense of achievement oriented behavior

I had a previous question on the need to feel proud of ourselves. I was neutrally observing my thoughts and feelings when I was feeling proud of myself or feeling ashamed of myself. This led to a ...
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Importance of Posture in Meditation

I'm curious to know: how important is posture during meditation? Could someone meditate on public transport, or while walking in different places? Is there a difference in the necessity of posture ...
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Secular Motivation

I am new here and I would like some help with the issue of motivation. I am a 25 years old student in engineering in his last semester at university. I have been facing the problem that whenever I ...
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Where can I learn more about 孔明點將?

A relative of mine did some kind of praying ritual in front of a Buddha where she had a canister of 100 or so sticks, and on each stick there is a Chinese number from 1 to 100. My relative started ...
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Is Schopenhauer's “the Will” equivalent to “the Mystic Law”?

I recently was watching a video in which Schopenhauer's views on aesthetics were expressed. Part of his views relied on saying that there is one aspect of the nominal world which can be experienced -...
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Earliest occurrences of meditation?

What are the earliest records of people meditating? The Wiki page for History of meditation mentions "prehistory" but provides no details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_meditation The ...
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What is meditation and are we dulling the mind through what is considered formal meditation?

I ask this with a healthy skepticism. What is meditation? Is it the style that is put forth in the texts or traditions, like Tibetan or Indian or whatever tradition? For example, sit down and ...
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When did Shakyamuni became buddha?

We know Shakyamuni was a prince and had all the lavish life a prince should have. He was isolated from every pain and suffering as we are told. As he traveled countryside he began to feel pain and ...
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Ultimate existence and the self in Mahayana

I was reading the SEP article on the two truths According to the abhidharmakosa: An entity, the cognition of which does not arise when it is destroyed and, mentally divided, is conventionally ...
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Is there a Buddhist term for a lack of self identity?

Is there a Buddhist term for a lack of self identity? I don't (of course) mean a radical acceptance of the anatta doctrine, but whether the Buddha or any Buddhist scholar or writer, talks explicitly ...
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Non Buddha Realms

I am not sure if I am asking about Original Enlightenment, but suppose that a sentient being doesn't (really) know they are a Buddha. Are they really in e.g. a human or animal realm, or are they in a ...
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Does final nirvana conventionally exist - especially in the lotus sutra?

Does every tradition, especially ones descended from the lotus sutra and the Buddha's immeasurable life, claim that parinirvana is a conventional existent? Assuming that it's not a dharma, I don't ...
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When is a wordly consequence a karmic retribution?

Let me illustrate this question with an example: Assume "A" killed someone intentionally, as a consequence the police took A and he is in jail. After all his/her time in jail, will A be free from his ...
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Were the Zen Patriarchs reborn?

Was e.g. the 6th patriarch Huineng reborn? Was Dogen reborn? I would think that Huineng wasn't (it's called the platform sutra for a reason) and Dogen was - though I don't know of anything he said to ...
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Is the continuous effect of karma also sustained by karma?

Like say that someone gets cancer which is caused by karma. Now is that cancer staying on that person also sustained by karma, so that if the karma ran out then they would lose the cancer. Or someone ...
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How do taboo acts work in tantra if people don't see the acts as taboo?

Tantric rituals harness the power/engergy of taboo acts by including either actual or visualizations of alcohol, meat and sex into the ritual. In that system, does it still work if people don't ...
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Why is it that I always experience sleep paralysis (suffocating) very often? [closed]

Is there anything I can do to avoid sleep paralysis? Has this got anything to do with astral projection?
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How closely related are the concepts of Karma and Pavlovian conditioning?

If I get into a habit of fighting to defend "my self" is it reasonable to say that getting into a fight and getting beat up is karma? How similar is karma to the idiom "you reap what you sow"?
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Who should we regard as role models?

When practicing the Dhamma there are many exemplary characters found in Buddhist texts who are worthy of emulation,I want to know whether it would be right for a layman to regard an Arahant Bhikkuni ...
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How to practise Zazen so that it leads to Satori?

Currently I practise Zazen as I have read from books i.e 'Just sitting doing nothing'. I keep an erect sitting posture, back straight and eyes closed. This hasen't led me anywhere. So I am asking the ...
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Proper meditation at hard times ( to be kind, open mind and enjoy hard times )

I understand that i act harmfully by my words also when i struggle at hard situation. (male 37 years old)  For example today forced my mother ( elderly) to do some work which i thought it could be ...
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Taking refuge in the three jewels with respect to DN 26

“Mendicants, be your own island, your own refuge, with no other refuge. Let the teaching be your island and your refuge, with no other refuge. And how does a mendicant do this? They meditate ...
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Animals: why did the Buddha remain silent? [closed]

I know there have been discussions about vegetarianism, but my question is not exactly that. I know that: The Buddha allowed eating meat for monks, if it is clear that the animal was not killed on ...
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Can bodhisatta reborn as mara

Sometime i read that the current mara is a bodhisatta. It seems hard to believe a bodhisatta can be reborn as mara, who oftens damage buddhism. There are two types of bodhisatta, the comfirmed one by ...
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Doing the opposite of not skillfull things

Will it helpful to do the opposite of not skillfull things without having deeper knowledge of that thing ? Ex: I asked a question on Laziness, here. But didn't recived a satisfying answer. So,Can ...
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Developing a intense focus on materialistic things

Can we make our daily activities as a meditation practise ? I'm not asking about being aware on what we are doing. When we do samatha meditation, we focused on the breath only. I'm asking, When we do ...
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Uncertainty vs Cause and Effect

Isn't uncertainty and cause and effect conflict each other ? Did Lord Buddha teach about uncertainty ? (Ven. Ajahn Brahma thero on uncertainty - Life is a series of unexpected events ) My ...
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Is here-and-now-view one of the wrong views in DN1?

I read the following on the internet: Here-and-now-view is one of the wrong views, DN1 Is here-and-now-view one of the wrong views in DN1? Please kindly provide some quotes about this.
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Dependent Origination, 'here-&-now' & 11th & 12th link

On this site there are some users who claim that birth & death are mental phenomena, while other people argue that it's something physical. Contextually, the Buddha lived in a time where other ...
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Understanding Saṅkhāra in dependent origination as *choices* of body, speech and mind?

Continuing to try to understand Dependent Origination from my own reading of the suttas as well trying to grok the understanding of other skilled practitioners and I've come across an interesting ...
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Avalokitesvara real miracles?

I have read in the lotus-sutra that chanting the name of avalokitesvara can for example break sticks if one is about to get beaten. Are there recorded miracles that happened to people out there?
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How anger is developed?

Most of the time I experience the situations that provoke my anger. I hate people. How to overcome this?how to let go anger?
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How to practice vipassana meditation?

I practice vipassana meditation since 2008. My recent experience is breathing can't be noticed. But sensation of the body is present. And thoughts are coming and passing away automatically. Most of ...
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Question about Buddhism [duplicate]

How would you describe the Buddhist world view. Is it realism where everything we observe is really existing out there in a public world and we are observing it or some sort of idealism whereby ...
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Do visual objects have karma?

According to Nagarjuna, the second causal link (sankhara, motivations) and the tenth causal link (bhava, gestation) are two karmas through which sentient beings trigger seven sufferings identified ...
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Where is ignorance, and why does it not end with death?

Where is ignorance, and why does it not end with death? Can we experience it? Does it have to be actively conditioning formations for us to experience it, or can we know this nidana even when freed ...
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Mental States Versus Physical Substrates

If I'm not mistaken, the Abhidhamma mainly explains the mind as mental factors. Modern psychology tends to see the mind as neuronal substrates. Buddhism's time didn't have the neuroscientific modern ...

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