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The oldest of the two big branches in Buddhism. Theravada tries to follow the original teachings of Gautama Buddha as closely as possible

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The most detail version of Dependent Origination (DO) contains 24 points and extremely complicated like a web, which is called Conditional Relations or Patthana. The 12 link version is a simplificati …
answered Mar 24 '17 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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How are we supposed to respond to forced conversion, is the choice completely personal or did Buddha ever talk about this i.e. conversion or death? I Buddhism there is not conversion. Yet the Bud …
answered Feb 18 '16 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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No there are many people who do it. It is accepted by Buddhists with respect. This is called Anagarika. There are much respected and famous Anagarika people.
answered Sep 3 '14 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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Following 10 factors view intention speech action livelihood effort mindfulness concentration knowledge liberation are expanded 4 ways as: right [view, intention, ..., liberation] wrong [view, i …
answered Aug 7 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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You should be mindful of some of the Vinaya rules like not eating after noon. If you are a lady don't meet the monks alone. When sitting in the presence of a monk choose a lower chair. Remove foo …
answered Sep 11 '14 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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In early Buddhism we see that characters like: Angulimala Ajatasatru Ashoka In recent times we have seen S.N.Goenka doing prison courses. Also there are new perspectives in correction discussed in …
asked Dec 14 '14 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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Theravada tradition believe in the transferring of merit to the deceased in case they are in need of merit. If born in a relm where you can sence and rejoice in the meritorious deeds performed you …
answered Jun 28 '14 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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Vitakka/Vicara are the factors which gives rise to thoughts. When Vitakka/Vicara subsides the through ability is lost. Papanca is the stream of thoughts in succession resulting from an initial thought …
answered Jun 17 '17 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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There are many sites with Sinhala: Suttacentral - https://suttacentral.net/si/dn1 (A P de Soyza) Buddha Jayanthi can be found in many sites - http://www.sjp.ac.lk/news/download-theravada-tripitaka …
answered Feb 3 '17 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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The Jataka Tales appear in the Khuddaka Nikaya. Some later compositions on the Jataka Tales expand upon the original stogies hence some parts in these works might be fictitious or exaggerated.
answered Aug 14 '14 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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The goal of Buddhist is to achieve true happiness. The way to achieve this is changing your perspective and outlook of the world to be in line with reality. All the Buddhist training is geared towards …
answered Sep 19 '14 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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The 4 elements are: pruṭhavī-dhātu - solidity or attraction. This holds something together. You feel this as tightness, pressure in the body. āpa-dhātu - liquidity or relative motion. See below. te …
answered Nov 8 '15 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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What are asaṅ­khā­ra­pari­nib­bāyī and sasaṅ­khā­ra­pari­nib­bāyī ? sasaṅ­khā­ra­pari­nib­bāyī - 'one who reaches Nibbāna with exertion', is a name of one of the 5 kinds of Non-returners (anāgāmī …
answered Mar 30 '17 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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old hunter-gatherers, had no consequences nor problems with hunting Early hunter-gathers' life expectancy was low. There was a lot of mortality due to various reasons, not necessarily from old ag …
answered Aug 13 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena
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It is the sensation created by the touch of the object which is suffering regardless of whether it is pleasant, unpleasant or neutral. The whole sphere of sensations is unsatisfactory. External obje …
answered Jul 18 by Suminda Sirinath S. Dharmasena

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