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What does "becoming" mean in the phrase "the 10 fetters of becoming"?

I don't know why they're called or translated as "fetters of becoming" instead of just "fetters". The Pali word for "fetters" seems to be saṁyojana -- I don't know ...
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Is it right to use the term rebirth in the Buddhist context?

In suttas Buddha uses two kinds of language. One language employs worldly concepts such as rebirth. Another language introduces technical concepts such as Dependent Origination. The first type of ...
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Is it right to use the term rebirth in the Buddhist context?

Dhammapada 153 - 154 in Pali: Anekajātisaṃsāraṃ, sandhāvissaṃ anibbisaṃ; Gahakāraṃ gavesanto, dukkhā jāti punappunaṃ. Gahakāraka diṭṭhosi, puna gehaṃ na kāhasi; Sabbā te phāsukā bhaggā, gahakūṭaṃ ...
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Is it right to use the term rebirth in the Buddhist context?

Good question, well thought out and described in detail. Your proposal 're-becoming' may be better than the other words, at not implying an immutable soul underlying, compared to 're-birth' and 're-...
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Is it right to use the term rebirth in the Buddhist context?

It is very clear that the english word 'rebirth' in Buddhist writing and practice causes a whole host of confusions and misunderstandings. This is evident in this forum with the myriad questions and ...
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"Being" or "Existence" in Paticca Samuppada

From the explanations I've seen/heard in Mahayana context, and also etymologically, the word "bhava" means "a state of (personal) existence", "being something or someone", "being in a certain ...
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"Being" or "Existence" in Paticca Samuppada

According to Buddhist teaching "being" means the attachment, aversion, and ignorance. There is a Sutta to support this but I can't locate it right now.
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