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In the following suttas, it was recorded that the Buddha sat in unbroken meditation for seven days, before emerging. This occurred right after he became fully enlightened. I have heard that on one occasion, the Blessed One was staying at Uruvelā on the bank of the Nerañjarā River at the root of the Bodhi tree — the tree of awakening — newly awakened. And on ...


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The anxiety occurs due to an ever-increasing understanding of impermanence, but the mind diversifies such simplistic teachings. Having further understood impermanence and having become upset by that understanding, the mind projects its upset back out towards the world. This comes as a result of holding views about what is perceived in that world. Whatever ...


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Right immersion is peaceful: AN5.27:1.2: When you develop limitless immersion, alert and mindful, five knowledges arise for you personally. AN5.27:1.3: What five? AN5.27:1.4: ‘This immersion is blissful now, and results in bliss in the future.’ … AN5.27:1.5: ‘This immersion is noble and spiritual.’ … AN5.27:1.6: ‘This immersion is not cultivated by sinners.’...


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There is no mention of specific zodiac signs in the Pali Canon, as far as I know. Stars, galaxies or constellations are only mentioned generically. Mainstream historians say the Buddha lived around 563 BCE to 483 BCE, as you can see on Wikipedia. The traditional chronology of Theravada Buddhism can be found on this page. It says in the footnote: Year 1 of ...


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As people have commented here, the Buddha used the same term prevalent at that time but gave his new interpretations. In these cases too, he was using brahmanical words setting a new bar for them from the point of view of his own Buddhist teachings. Try to check some of the recent translations done by Bhikkhu Bodhi or Thanisaro. You can also check these two ...


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Yes. Many became arahants (fully enlightened ones) in the Buddha's lifetime. While the Buddha was living, Venerables Sariputta, Moggallana, Mahakaccana, Mahakassapa, Punna, Anuruddha, Upali, Rahula, Khema, Dhammadinna, Bahiya, Patacara, Angulimala, Bhaddiya, Sona, Khemaka, Sunita, Sumana, Vimala, Canda, Kisagotami, Revata, Subhuti, Anna Kondanna, Dabba ...


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