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Otherwise known as the householder path, the lay buddhist path is a path for non-monastic buddhists.

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To become a true Buddhist one should have a pleasant mind towards, and confidence, in the Supreme Buddha. This confidence should be rooted (mulajata), and it should be well established (patitthita). T …
answered Mar 23 '17 by Saptha Visuddhi
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There are times in our lives that we may make negative judgments about ourselves and are at a loss at making positive ones. It may not seem easy to get out of a rut but we need to realize that we hav …
answered Jul 31 '16 by Saptha Visuddhi
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I could see some similarities in the Theravada Mahayana Doctrines. Mahayana and Theravada Both rejected the idea of a supreme being who created and governed this world. The Four Noble Truths are e …
answered Mar 20 '17 by Saptha Visuddhi
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The sutta that you should live by, if you want to achieve success in your lay life - The layman’s welfare - is Dighajanu (Vyagghapajja) Sutta: Conditions of Welfare. In this sutta Buddha instructs ric …
answered Jan 29 '17 by Saptha Visuddhi
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Visakha Uposatha Sutta AN 8.43 and Muluposatha Sutta: The Roots of the Uposatha AN 3.70 are good reads in this regard. Also in the Uposatha Sutta— Practicing uposatha —AN 3.71 the Buddha defines ho …
answered Sep 11 '16 by Saptha Visuddhi
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The disciples of the Supreme Buddha are divided into two main categories: laity and clergy (Bhikkhus). These disciples only take refuge in the Triple Gem. They do not possess the weakness of taking re …
answered Jul 10 '16 by Saptha Visuddhi
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Even if a follower of the Way attempts to improve him/herself through Sila (true morality), it is not possible if the pragna (intellectual and intuitive faculties) are not developed in him/her. Only p …
answered Mar 27 '17 by Saptha Visuddhi
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It is sad to see what has become of Ambedkar Buddhism in contemporary India today. For those who do not know Dr. Babasahab Ambedkar, he is the father of the Indian Constitution – a public figure who i …
answered Nov 1 '16 by Saptha Visuddhi
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The love that Buddhism teaches is Maitriya. It means that one would not do any harm to another from one’s mind, body, and words. The Supreme Buddha once told that, if you have kindness, love, and comp …
answered Jul 12 '16 by Saptha Visuddhi
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It is the effect of ones past kamma is one of the determinant factors that influences the nature of ones present situation in life. For instance for somebody, only when s/he gets married that for him/ …
answered Dec 16 '17 by Saptha Visuddhi
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The story of Arahant bikkhuni Isidasi in the scriptures, is a good example of karma and sexual misconduct independent of the lay precepts. She became aware of the secret of the cause of her suffering …
answered Jul 31 '16 by Saptha Visuddhi
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Buddhism for sure is very overwhelming for a beginner – a layperson. Even for me, just 12 years ago, it was too much information to process. “Starting out” in Buddhism is exciting for a lot of people, …
answered Feb 12 '17 by Saptha Visuddhi
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The word sangha is used nowadays to refer to the bhikkhus. This may or may not be true. One does not have to be a bhikkhu to belong to the sangha. An Upāsaka (male) or Upāsikā (female) - lay followers …
answered Jun 11 '17 by Saptha Visuddhi
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Saddha has been referred to as the confidence towards the understanding of Supreme Buddha (Saddhahati Tathagatassa Bodhin). All of us must do everything possible to at least come to Saddha in this lif …
answered May 30 '16 by Saptha Visuddhi
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Once many many years back I read Robert M. Pirsig's book, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (ZatAoMM)” . It was a powerful book. Still to this day I recall that experience of reading it. It …
answered Feb 14 '17 by Saptha Visuddhi

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