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Absolutely: DN34:1.2.11: What one thing should be given up? DN34:1.2.12: The conceit ‘I am’. Having given up on identity, the second Buddhist might well respond by brewing a cup of tea with honey, saying, "here is some tea for that headache."


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The first thing to resolving your confusion is to understand what Madhyamakas mean when they start talking about "absolute truth" vs regular ordinary truth. And in these contexts Madhyamakas regard "absolute truth" as that which is arrived at when you go looking for the absolute i.e., when you start analyzing with logic and reason what is ...


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Ideation creates views. Ideation belongs to the domain of thought, which in Buddhism is defined to be one of the six senses, all prone to grasping and therefore suffering. The Buddha discusses the net of ideation/views in DN1. The Prime Net, which emphasizes how ideation/views can trap us. When a mendicant truly understands the six fields of contacts’ ...


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the idea that the physical world does not exist apart from an observer's frame of reference This is agreeable for expression. As i understand it, the Theravadin texts posit this iow. as in everything exists only in the mind as imagination This is dodgy. Which is closer to what you are asking? That which imagines is imagined. That which imagines isn't ...


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Can anyone think about train differently ? It is a means to commute. Someone can take liberty for example a kid and think of it as a means of entertainment. Some people can think of it as a means to earn money. Some people can think of it as a means to fill their stomach. Some people can think of it as a means to meet their lover or relatives... Train is ...


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Mahayana Buddhists do NOT believe that the whole world and all objects are literally created by the mind. Yogacara and especially Mahayana is not a form of subjective idealism, that's a popular urban myth/misunderstanding. "the people they see in front of them have consciousness and sensations (individual mindstreams)" - yes of course. "but ...


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