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does all of buddhism depend on dependant co arising?

It's not like "buddhism" "depends" on a "law" - it's just that D.O. is the most fundamental observation about how things work. It is an observation about how the world of representation develops, ...
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How does the Dhamma reconcile slavery?

I think you are mistaking servant for slave. In five ways should a master minister to his servants and employees (i) by assigning them work according to their ability, (ii) by supplying ...
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How Atheism and Buddhism are different?

Atheism is not a religion. It's just a view that says there are no deities. Atheism is harmless & compatible with Buddhism when it just means there is no creator/almighty God who is responsible ...
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Different Reasons of Dhamma's Decline

Ani Sutta - have desire to learn the Dhamma as taught by the Buddha and not anyone else Anagata bhaya Sutta - teaching not practiced in earnest and procrastination Sugata Vinaya Sutta - monks become ...
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How does the Dhamma reconcile slavery?

In Vanijjā Sutta it is said a lay follower should not engage in 5 types of trades which include Trading in humans (satta vaṇijjā). Some forms of slavery is still persist today. Trading in humans. ...
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Right way to teaching Dhamma

One should teach the dhamma for the sake of revulsion, of dispassion, of cessation, regarding: decay-and-death, Birth, Existence, Clinging, Craving, Feeling, Contact, The 6 sense-bases, Name-and-form,...
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How to stop a war according to Gouthama Buddha?

There has been a debate among monks on the relationship to war that a Buddhist must have. War and Peace: A Buddhist Perspective By Bhikkhu Bodhi Thanissaro Bhikkhu's rebukes of Bhikkhu Bodhi's ...
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Can Cyborg/ Trans-human reach enlightenment? When enlightenment is depended on a Human Body

This question is actually unanswerable. However a human being is vastly more complicated than a mere cyborg. The ability to achieve enlightenment. Whereas a cyborg would be created artificially, and ...
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All things exists in the past present and future , Is this according to the original teachings of the Buddha?

As I understand, Sarvastivada explains that all things exist in continuity. Nothing comes from nowhere and disappears into nothing, but everything transforms. Therefore the past contains seeds or ...
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Is the Dhamma / morality objective?

This is an interesting question. Is morality objective? I recently watched a video where Tovia Singer, an orthodox Jewish rabbi, claimed that he once debated with an atheist. The atheist apparently ...
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How to stop a war according to Gouthama Buddha?

There's a description of that here: Why Was the Sakyan Republic Destroyed? I think the article is based on the canon, but I've forgotten where in the canon I read of it. Anyway to quote from the ...
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How to stop a war according to Gouthama Buddha?

War is usually caused by some sort of conflict. And conflict is caused by taking sides, "us" vs "them". And taking sides mostly happens due to attachment to some concept or generalization for ...
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Is it necessary to be Buddhist to reach enlightenment?

What happens if we get to the deepest levels in meditation, and we decide that there is not emptiness of the mind? Then, by definition, you have not arrived at the the deepest levels of meditation. ...
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Is it necessary to be Buddhist to reach enlightenment?

As stated clearly in Dhammapada 254 - 255, noble (ariya) contemplatives cannot be found outside what was taught by the Buddhas. In other words, you can only find noble contemplatives where there are ...
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What is Hardcore (Pragmatic) Dharma?

I think that it would be more accurate to say not a "conservative backlash" but rather a "progressive backlash" against watered down pop-buddhism. The simple definition of "hardcore dharma" to my ...
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What is Hardcore (Pragmatic) Dharma?

Having read his book, and with honesty having also reaped great benefits from it, I mainly associate hardcore Dharma with the words of Daniel M. Ingram (here a link to his personal website). His way ...
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What should you do when someone teaches false Dharma?

Coming from the middle of the United States (OKC, OK) I have encountered the following Buddhist groups: Vietnamese (Mahayana), Korean (Mahayana), Thai (Theravada), Chinese (Mahayana), and Californian (...
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What is the destination of a Buddhist?

What is the destination of a buddhist? There is no particular destination a Buddhist aims for. The Buddhist goal is to be stress free eradicating the cause which is systematised as the 4 Noble Truths....
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Proficiency in teaching Dhamma

The more insight one gains by meditation and studying the suttas, does one also gain a higher proficiency in teaching the dhamma? You could be misunderstanding or misinterpreting your meditative ...
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Can Cyborg/ Trans-human reach enlightenment? When enlightenment is depended on a Human Body

Buddha has said, “Dear Bhikkhus, ones who would not realize this Dhamma is like this earth (in amount). Ones who realize this is like this small amount of soil on my finger nail.” If it is so for you ...
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Is there any AI that teach the Dhamma?

This Wired article shows how AI has been used to enhance Google Search. You can search the Tripitaka and other Buddhist articles, on Google Search by adding site:accesstoinsight.org or site:...
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What is Dharma-Body of the Buddha?

The meaning of the story is that spiritual and mundane, mind and matter, information and media - are two sides of the same coin. Our nature from primordial times is pure and not different from Buddha ...
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Laws and rules and Dhamma

You can read some advice given by the Buddha in DN16 in the section entitled "Conditions of a Nation's Welfare". There are many items listed like organizing and dispersing assemblies peacefully, ...
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Does Buddhism uphold/advocate the theory of Evolution [Nichirenism]?

According to one Buddhist sutta, life came to earth from ahassara brahma, a world of another galaxy -- you can read the details of this from the Aggañña Sutta. According to Agganna sutta, life coming ...
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All things exists in the past present and future , Is this according to the original teachings of the Buddha?

This question is essentially: "How is it, does the world exist? Did the world exist in the past? Will the world exist in the future?" to which the Buddha consistently answers: "This is not the ...
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