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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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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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A scientific error of the Buddha?

Is it a scientific error of the Buddha? Sāriputta, there are these four kinds of reproduction. What four? Reproduction for creatures born from an egg, from a womb, from moisture, or spontaneously. ...
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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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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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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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Oral sex and semen swallowing

My girlfriend does oral sex and she likes to swallow my sperm during sex. Will these activities violate any precep? Will swallowing of semen violate the no killing precet and are sperm cells ...
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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 ...
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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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Unique particulars

Following on from this question... Is everything (according to Buddhism etc etc) that is empirically adequate a "unique particular". If we found something "empirically adequate" that could not be ...
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What might be the impact when western monk start to think they must teach the elders?

Coming accoss such: Would such, on even normal sociaty level, be contuctive for western people who desire odination? Is such in line with good conducts, monks would have to keep?
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Do monks sneeze and cough?

Sneezing and coughing are voluntary reactions provoked by viruses in order to propagate and reach as many hosts as possible. If a person has a high sense of control of his or her own reactions, they ...
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The mind experiment of rebirh

Assume that the earth destroyed just a fraction of second as a result of massive meteoroid collision and there are only 10000 humans live at the moment. A one human being possess strong qualifications ...
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Dhamma by pictures, teaching with sgins, gestures and emos, a usual?

In relation to a question lately ask in regard of usuals in practicing body gestures (ones appearing) as a part of training as well as a certain voidnes of such gestures on internet as support and ...
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Buddhists are rather serious people, won’t wear make-up and never have any fun [closed]

People tend to think that the disciples of the Supreme Buddha take life seriously. I feel that there is a grain of truth to this. Is this observation of others true? If so to what degree? I’m in ...
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Does the Foam Sutta (SN 22.95) say there are “no things” or, otherwise, discuss emptiness similar to Nagarjuna?

I read the following on the internet: I think your saying that "Nagarjuna that purports there are no things" was an oversimplification or misrepresentation -- conversely the quote or summary ...
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What contentment and modesty, what persistence and grasping, toward what, craving, craving holding on what leads to liberation?

What contentment and modesty, what persistence and grasping, toward what, craving, craving holding on what leads to liberation? Doing, acting, content toward what is skilful, toward what unskilful in ...
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Justify immoral deeds with one incapacitties

Some suggested to take precepts not so serious, saying "The Buddhist teachings do not exist for you to create suffering for yourself." and approved kill by putting his happiness as more worthy then ...
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Contradictions from Monks regarding Precepts vs Commandments and punishment

Now this is often raised whenever a monk teaches and talks about the five precepts. They often say that these are not, like in the judeo christian faith, commandments and that no higher entity or ...
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Helpful: Is an idea of being helpful, such an intent, a secure attribut of skilful action?

Helpful: Is an idea of being helpful, such an intent, a secure attribut of skilful action? Can intention of being helpful be very unskilful? Thinking on mercy-killing, or taking away dirt, which in ...
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Pitfalls of answers: what are effects of answers having be received, yet knowing they where wrong?

(A nother possible pitfall for defilement. Take care that they do not rebell and cick you instead of them into it.) Supposed someone asks you something. Given that you have the feeling to know for ...
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What are the major Buddhist critiques of Christianity?

What are the major Christian teachings that Buddhists don't accept and why? For further reading, can anyone recommend books which critique Christianity from a Buddhist viewpoint? For context, I am a ...
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Māgha Pūjā, traditional celebrating and todays

Not only as a reminder today, on Māgha Pūjā, it is possible of interest to know more about "Buddhist" secound large Pūjā and it would be interesting to get known different traditional customs (of ...
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How did my soul end up in the cycle of samsara?

I experienced ego death today. Sorry if my terminology is wrong. But i saw the way. I just want to understand now
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What are the six sense Indriyas?

Are the six sense faculties just the sense organs, sense objects, and sense consciousnesses, considered all together, that (conventionally) makes up a (conventional) person? Does it make any ...
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Is there a source that Dalai Lama wants scientists to invent a “meditation machine”?

The 14th Dalai Lama have known to actively support scientific explanation on Buddhism. For example his investment in the Mind and Life Institute. But I remember that I've read somewhere that he ...
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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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Is Vinanna a Reification of Recognition?

I read on the Internet that Experience (Vijnana) which is really nothing but reification of Recognition (or Interpretation) of new observations in terms of internalized old observations. Is this ...
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How to achieve sotapanna?

If see the citta during meditation how it links to depend origin?is seeing the citta cause liberation as sotapanna?
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Does a sexual union with one's body incarnation of an opposite sex count as a misconduct?

According to Mahayana doctrine (at least within Nyingma linbeage), different incarnations of body, mind and/or speech of a same sentient being are possible. By which I deduce that a sentient being of ...
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error in pali source, AN 9.41 fourth jhana impurity is sukha, not upekkha: who do we report to? How to fix?

https://notesonthedhamma.blogspot.com/2019/08/error-in-pali-source-941-fourth-jhana.html excerpt: error in pali source, AN 9.41 fourth jhana impurity is sukha, not upekkha pali source is cst4. The ...
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Sn 2.1: What is meant by an “eighth grasping (ādiyanti)”?

Sn 2.1 has been translated as follows: Ye ariyasaccāni vibhāvayanti, Gambhīrapaññena sudesitāni; Kiñcāpi te honti bhusaṃ pamattā, Na te bhavaṃ aṭṭhamam ādiyanti; Idampi saṅghe ratanaṃ ...
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Dhammaṭṭhitatā and Dhammaniyāmatā versus “Ontology” & “Phenomenology”

In AN 3.136 and SN 12.20, it is said the Three Characteristics and that suffering arises via Dependent Origination are "sā dhātu, dhammaṭṭhitatā dhammaniyāmatā", namely: law of nature, regularity ...

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