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Does hell exist in Buddhism?

Does hell exist in Buddism? Yes it does. It is a destination in which you mental state is painful and also painful mental states are sometimes called hell. Hell is mentioned in Bala Pandita Sutta. ...
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Does the Buddha like dogs?

Mata yatha niyam puttam Ayusa eka-putta-manu rakkhe Evampi sabba-bhutesu Manasam-bhavaye apari-manam Quoted from Karaniya Metta Sutta Here it's meaning. Even as a mother protects with her life ...
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Is the Buddha nature nothingness or the Dharmakaya?

According to Yogacara, buddha nature is a seed in the mind basis of all. According to Madhyamika, buddha nature is the emptiness of the mind of a sentient being. It is not the dharmakaya. Dharmakaya ...
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If sex is prohibited, how do we survive?

Sex is prohibited for monks and nuns If you are not observing higher precept like 8 or 10 precepts sex is not prohibited for lay person. Lay person has only to adhere to 5 Precepts. This prohibits ...
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How to Attain Peace?

By acknowledging your anxious mood as a truth (dhamma). Don't push it away, don't try to change anything, don't blame or criticize yourself. It is a truth and therefore has the 3 characteristics of ...
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What does it mean by 'All beings have a Buddha nature'?

It is not just Dogen's translation. The Nirvana Sutra states that all beings have Buddha Nature. You can also check Mark Blum or Yamamoto's translations. However, Dogen played with the initial ...
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Does the Buddha like dogs?

You tagged this question buddha-nature -- I'm not sure if that tag is relevant. There's a famous koan about a dog and "Buddha-nature" -- see Joshu's Dog -- which this question reminds me of. Maybe we'...
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What is right gifting?

In the definition of Parikkhāra I'm drawn to the second meaning, i.e., (b) In a special sense and in very early use it refers to the "set of necessaries" of a Buddhist monk & comprises the 4 ...
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Which body of the Buddha belongs to the Buddha nature?

What do you mean by "Buddha nature"? I think it means: Anyone is Buddha, as soon as he stops to generate vexations. That fact can be described as: "We all are Buddha by nature, we only differ from ...
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Buddhists advise against "me and mine" does that include times?

These are covered in the: 15 Wrong / Right Views 16 Doubts 108 thought-courses motivated by craving mentioned in this answer 15 Wrong / Right Views Let go of the past “How, bhikshus, does ...
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Under what conditions does a Samyaksambuddha arise?

My question is under what conditions Buddha arises? There's no set patterns. For example Buddha Gotama came during a relatively uneventful period where human life span was within normal range. ...
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"Anyone can be enlightened"

Anybody has the ability to become enlightened however different parts of Buddhism have different beliefs on how this happens. Everybody already has the seed of Buddha hood/ Nivada inside them which is ...
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What is right gifting?

There are two main pints two your question, And Lord Buddha directly answered both of those and here is the extended answer..... What is the correct detachment? An example from lord Buddha...... One ...
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If sex is prohibited, how do we survive?

So the real question is what a person needs. It's either the continuance of the Human Race or being free from personal Suffering. Before anything else let's look at what Lord Buddha said about Humans. ...
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Does hell exist in Buddhism?

Yes, hell exists in Buddhism as a literal real place as real as this world we live in, but there many hellish worlds and they are temporary (though many can last for extremely long time-periods). In ...
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Does hell exist in Buddhism?

Yes, according to Buddhism, hell exists. Individuals who have accumulated bad karma may be reborn in hell, the animal realm, as ghosts, or even in the human world but with great difficulties. Hell is ...
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Insights of the Middle Path

When there’s interaction with other people, and as you focus more carefully in that present moment, you begin to realize that you choose where to focus and how you want to shape the situation. You ...
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Why can't I be happy in the pursuit of Nirvana?

I answer, since you tagged Tibetan Buddhism. However, personal practice is a serious matter and I believe you should ask a qualified teacher. After all we want Nirvana because we are looking for a ...
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Why can't I be happy in the pursuit of Nirvana?

If you are happy, you will have to face sorrow right? So I am being told to just observe everything with equanimity or Anapana. TBH which is very boring So I observed that instead of thinking of ...
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Are the differences between Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism merely semantic/perspective?

Buddhism teaches Anatta (not self) and the Nibbana is the final goal. You can't find them in Advaita Vedanta. Buddism also has Noble Eightfold Path with a clear set of instructions as to how to attain ...
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Does the relinquishing of views prohibit belief in the permanence of buddha nature?

In the famous parable of the raft, the Buddha says that his Dharma is, ultimately, to be abandoned. "You, myriad monks, should know that my expounding of the Dharma is like in the parable of the ...
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Does the Buddha like dogs?

It is not only the Buddha but even his disciples liked dogs and all other animals. Here is a story about how a bhikku practiced giving when he didn’t have anything. It is about a Bhikkhu who once ...
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