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Is eating an apple from a tree planted right next to a granddad's tomb not permitted? [closed]

Suppose A's granddad died many years ago and was buried in the back yard. Right next to his tomb, grows a very fruitful apple tree. There are many delicious apples on that tree. Is it ok to eat ...
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Is causation (hetu) in SN 22.82 different to conditions (paccaya) in Dependent Origination?

SN 22.82 and MN 109 state: The four great elements, bhikkhu, are the cause (hetu) and condition (paccayo) for the manifestation (paññāpanāya) of the form (rupa) aggregate. Contact is the cause ...
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Gender : Is it truly what it seems?

Now before you read and answer i would like to invite you to keep the term "Sexism" aside as this is a discussion on gender and it is impossible to talk about it without pointing out some things that ...
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How to tackle cold? [closed]

Simple question -- how to tackle cold feeling during winter through meditation other than clothes or anything? Asking for specific meditation details with insight for tackling cold without any ...
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What if God created the universe but the Buddha just discovered how it works? [closed]

Just like God created The Sims game and the Buddha as a character in it happened to discover how it works by somehow hacking into the program, perhaps by meditation?
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Negation and the middle way

Following on from this and this thread, I'm going to expound my understanding / of the relevance of the Buddhadharma. To avoid the extremes of thought, right up to any kind of differentiating ...
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No awakening without a Buddha?

Worth keeping in mind is that an arahant needs to learn from a Buddha to become enlightened, so if the story in question means the prince became an Arahant (epic for one awakened) before meeting the ...
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How can one Vijnana condition its subsequent Vijnana? [duplicate]

In Buddhism's Kshanabhangavada,a Vijnana perishes fully,before its subsequent Vijnana Arises.so how can it condition it?Buddhism says that a Vijnana need not be permanent to store karma or samskaras ...
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Might be possible to gain highest bliss without a loyal relationship?

Marriage (and/or a binding relationship) is not very popular among modern people, who believe strongly in promoted "pseudo-liberality". As an aside: The word religion has very similar meaning like ...
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Did Siddhartha Gautama achieve Nirvana? [duplicate]

Every book says that Siddhartha Gautama achieved Nirvana and then became Gautama Buddha. But now that I have realized that all phenomenon are nonself , it becomes imperative for me to ask : did ...
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Tanha vs “Right Aspiration” & Anatta vs nihilism: how does one resolve contradictions in BUddhism?

From my perspective, the two biggest obstacles to to perfect understanding of Dharma is the apparent contradictions between "Tanha" and "Right Aspiration" and Anatta vs Buddha's condemnation of ...
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How to deal with people who try to prove your compassion is fake? [closed]

Some people believe that their compassion is holier than yours. Firstly they do not understand what compassion is and Secondly they question your genuineness of compassion. I will not explain ...
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Do Buddha represent the Cosmic Man? Does it have similarity to Brahman?

Why the historic saviours and prophets of mankind only existed in scriptures or only in the past? Why do no saviour was found in the world, which have seen by some men actually? Why Buddha keeps his ...
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Supposed one could give you Cockayne, would you strife for Nibbana?

Thought there is a great Guru, displaying personally the joy of abundance and teaches the attaining of Cockaigne, would you still seek for Nibbana? Yes? No? If, or if not, why? He doubts you have ...
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Changing of questions and the precept of not speaking what is not true

Venerables, Upasaka, Upasika Valued readers and engaged Buddhabodhisattas here, In how far might it count as a break of the precept, abstaining from telling what is not true, if one changes the ...
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Someone making sacrifices outside the Sangha of Savakas, can such be expected as follower?

If people, maintaining a Buddhist identity, are good, they do whatever sacrifices of which they expect benefit or where they feel touched. Now, when a person gives outside the Savaka-Sangha, outside ...
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Clarification on a different notion of Prince Rahula's parentage said to be in Mahayana buddhism

If we refer to Buddhist literature there are several versions of the same story. It differs between the branches Theravada and Mahayana and even within one branch the interpretation varies. Recently ...
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Did the Buddha believe in rebirth and reincarnation? [duplicate]

The Buddha didn't believe in a Supreme Being, or a universal soul. The Buddha didn't even believe in a soul. Then how could he preach rebirth and reincarnation when he didn't even believe in a soul? ...
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Best advice to deniers of rebirth? [closed]

If you knew about a Dhamma practitioner who strongly believes in no reincarnation or post-mortem rebirth what would be your advice to him/her?
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Are perception & conception conjoined?

I read the following on the internet: Perception and conception are conjoined, not disjoined, it is not possible having separated them one from another, to delineate the difference among them because ...
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Is “impermanence” a bad translation of “anicca”?

This article explains Anicca, Dukkha, and Anatta -- and in this question I'd like to ask about Anicca. The article says that Anicca doesn't mean, or shouldn't be translated as, "impermanence"...
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What is reincarnation?

It is well known scientific fact that over time, the animal population including human population increases. How does a colloquially scientific religion explain reincarnation if populations increases? ...
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Why is the Pali word 'sattānaṃ' in Dependent Origination plural?

In this previous question, I listed the results of my investigations into how each nidana (link) in dependent origination appears to be 'singular', except 'sankhara', which is plural. The 'jati' ('...
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Is no soul doctrine (there is no eternal soul) supported in Buddhist suttas?

"The purification of one's own mind/will (citta); this is the Doctrine of the Buddha" [DN 2.49] "How is it that one is called a 'Buddha'?...gnosis that the mind/will (citta) is purified (visuddham)......
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Can a buddha communicate with someone in far away places?

Buddha says that he hears some god having foolish thought. I think it's the story of Bakka Brahma. He "transfer" himself to the god's presence and lectures. And his disciples too. That seems like ...
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How does higher virtue lead to sexier heavenly sensual rebirth?

It's said that gods/devas experience more superior sensual pleasures than human beings. Human beings who keep Buddhist five precepts will be able to take rebirth in heavenly realm. Sensual pleasure is ...
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What's the end game for Buddhism?

I try to sit back and look at things more objectively. This is how I see things right now: we are awareness made flesh. with all the senses and limitations associated with being a human flesh ...
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Is belief in the end of experience wrong view according to the Buddha?

I read on the internet the following opinion: ... the view that death marks the end of experiencing, that death is the end of experience... this, according to the Buddha, is wrong view. However, ...
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1. While wearing my new warm jacket, is it okay to kill animals for their fur?

While having a concrete floor, is it okay to chop off trees for a wooden floor? "If [a monk or nun] is ruthless with regard to plants, this is an offence to be atoned." (Patimokkhasutta Pacittiya 11)
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How can Buddha take rebirth as Metteyya?

Gautama Buddha died and had attained final Nirvana. His cleaving to existing objects had ceased. His ignorance was destroyed. He had no upadana or karma left. Yet Buddha said that he will take rebirth ...
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King Siddharta, his wife Jasodhara, and other buddhas

What happened to king Siddhartha after he left the palace after renouncing the duty of King?How many days queen Jasodhara remained in the palace with his son?A king is not so weak minded so that he he ...
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Monday question: Letting go of duties for a higher sake right?

Supposed one has to work, yet comes across the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha, stops suddenly to follow his duties, and scarifies all (possible his job) to give into the Jewels, what does one think, bad Kamma ...
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Did the Thai monk Bhikkhu Buddhadasa teach Anapansati incorrectly? [closed]

I read the following comment on the internet: Buddhadasa, his health failed him revealed he had no attainment in "Anapanasati", though written 550 pages on it. He was just a Bhikkhu-scholar ...
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Did the Buddha praise the practice of incest?

Wikipedia says: Incest is human sexual activity between family members or close relatives. This typically includes sexual activity between people in consanguinity (blood relations), and ...
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Did the Lord Buddha ever use the word 'materialism'?

On Buddhist forums, I read reincarnationists accuse or demonize truthers as being "materialists", similar to Zionists accusing truthers of being "antisemitic" or Americans accusing traitors as being "...
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If Buddhists believe that life is just suffering why don't they just kill themselves?

Can anyone give me a clear answer? What does the Buddha say?
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Why are buddhists hostile?

When ever you question something that is supposedly controversial, they tell you to read more on buddhism. They say that way, you could understand for yourself. But that is nonsense. If you call it ...
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Who remembers the Buddha?

Buddha is eternal. His knowledge is eternal. His experience is eternal. His fruits of actions are eternal. And we know that past Knowledge , past experience ,past actions are remembered by Self. So my ...

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