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Is fortune telling allowed in temples?

No. Fortune telling, astrology, palmistry, divination etc. are considered to be "animal" arts by the Buddha, which is forbidden to monks in DN 2 (quoted below). From DN 2: "Whereas ...
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Buddhism and miracles

Yes, most Buddhists do believe that the Bodhisatta walked 7 steps immediately after being born and also believe in the miracles mentioned in the scriptures literally. Within this group some believe ...
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Are Therevada's cosmology and the Mahanaya's sutras physically impossible?

There are two ways in which physics could disallow a Buddhist form of cosmology: A law of nature which creates measurable predictions in our universe (the human realm of existence) is discovered, and ...
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Are Therevada's cosmology and the Mahanaya's sutras physically impossible?

Buddhism is a definite, and it is the same Dhamma preached by all Buddhas. Popular science is always changing with new theory replacing old ones. But having said this some similar theories have ...
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What did Dogen think a miracle was?

As Chogyam Trungpa explained in Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior (or was it in The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation ?), the perfectly enlightened Bodhisattva always does exactly what'...
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If the 6 realms are states of the mind, are Buddhas / Siddhas miracles real?

The ego can very easily be considered a superstition. Buddha’s teachings show us that the “self”, just like everything else, isn’t permanent. If there are some beliefs you think are just supernatural, ...
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If the 6 realms are states of the mind, are Buddhas / Siddhas miracles real?

Reality is our interpretation. What we think is reality is a reflection of our mind and energy. So yes, the six realms are states of mind, but it is still true that depending on your state of mind you ...
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If the 6 realms are states of the mind, are Buddhas / Siddhas miracles real?

Buddhist practice is to strip away illusions. To ask whether some belief is real or superstition is counterproductive; we should only look to see if it can be stripped away without harm. Imagine that ...
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If the 6 realms are states of the mind, are Buddhas / Siddhas miracles real?

Superstition runs deep. Everytime you say body is me , mine or myself, you are being superstitious. Everytime you say feeling is me , mine or myself , you are being superstitious. Everytime you say ...
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Miracles of Gautama Buddha

You wrote, "just try to create some interests here and prepare to answer if someone challenges this" -- so I assume this is like your previous question, where you're looking for how to ...
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Buddhism and miracles

I suspect that, if where Buddhists don't exactly believe it, many would certainly tend not to deny it either. This is a famous Zen story: The Real Miracle When Bankei was preaching at Ryumon temple, ...
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Are Therevada's cosmology and the Mahanaya's sutras physically impossible?

Relational quantum mechanics is the mathematical description of co-dependent origination in my opinion, really neat too. It doesn't prove the cosmology but does seem to point to the accuracy or the ...
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