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"Monks" includes everybody?

It is an effect by wrong way commentary reading of the western professors and thai professors, because they have not enough skill to read pāli tipitaka and commentary. Commentary just want to said: ...
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Sankhara conditions vinjana dependent origination

D.O. is a deep topic that is very hard to understand. Even when someone claims that they understand it, you should take their answer with a VERY BIG grain of salt. In theory my understanding "could" ...
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Is there a free (libre or open) version of Visuddhimagga in a digital text or HTML format?

on archive.org you usually get several file types, for the text alone https://archive.org/download/Visuddhimagga-ThePathOfPurification
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Sankhara conditions vinjana dependent origination

[1] "When it is said in dependent origination that 'sankhara conditions consciousness', in what way and how does sankhara condition consciousness?" This question is answered by better understanding ...
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Is there an eBook reader compatible Tripitaka?

As well as the suttas which are listed in this answer: There are translations from the Vinaya linked here on Access to Insight (many of the PDFs are commentaries rather than translations). This page (...
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When were Buddhist suttas written?

On this page and this page, you can find the "Chronology Of The Pali Canon" by Dr. Bimala Churn Law. Here, it is written in the beginning: Rhys Davids in his Buddhist India (p. 188) has given a ...
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Is there an eBook reader compatible Tripitaka?

The Full set of the scans of the PTS translations of the 4 Nikāyas and the Vinaya are available in zipped PDF files at: http://buddhadust.net/backmatter/indexes/idx_downloads.htm#pts_pdfs This is the ...
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Is there an eBook reader compatible Tripitaka?

You can find here some selected sutta translations from the Pali Canon, as translated by Thanissaro Bhikku to English, in the azw3, mobi, epub and pdf formats. With Kindle, please use the mobi format ...
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Sankhara conditions vinjana dependent origination

The five grasping aggregates are circular in their conditioning. SN12.65:2.16: ‘When name and form exist there’s consciousness. Name and form are a condition for consciousness.’ Grasped in ...
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What is rhys david dictionary's license for now?

The blurb on Amazon.com says (about the PTS dictionary specifically), This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we ...
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Is there any form of Vajrayana Buddhism that is based on the Pali canon?

The Chinese Buddhist canon refers to a specific collection of Chinese language Buddhist literature that is deemed canonical in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese Buddhism.12 The traditional term ...
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Origin of the idea that happiness must be nurtured

The Buddha discusses two kinds of happiness in AN2.64-76. For example, we have: AN2.66:1.1: “There are, mendicants, these two kinds of happiness. AN2.66:1.2: What two? AN2.66:1.3: The happiness of ...
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Origin of the idea that happiness must be nurtured

You both are right. As you pointed out, ultimate happiness is the freedom - but let me assure you there's no jumping there in one step 😊. Instead, as Thich Nhat Hanh explained, there's an incremental ...
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Sankhara conditions vinjana dependent origination

First need to understand, " awareness":: that which makes one able to act/react/response such that "nirodha" occurs. Dukkha:: arose due to birth of itself(dukkha). birth:: arose due to "happenings"...
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Sankhara conditions vinjana dependent origination

To better understand your main question… (in what way and how does sankhara condition consciousness?) we have to get to know what ”paccayā” means in sankhāra paccayā viññāna. It means “with sankhārā ...
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Sankhara conditions vinjana dependent origination

When it is said in dependent origination sankhara conditions conciousness in what way and how does sankhara condition consciousness If you use hair shampoo & hair conditioner, this conditions ...
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Is there a free (libre or open) version of Visuddhimagga in a digital text or HTML format?

I converted the pdf to html some years ago using pdf2html but due to copyright issues it can't be shared publicly. When I posted it on our website, the publisher (a Buddhist monk) promptly threatened ...
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Is there a free (libre or open) version of Visuddhimagga in a digital text or HTML format?

The two versions of the PDF (i.e. Budaedu and Access to Insight -- and actually the copy on Access to Insight's was published by the Buddhist Publication Society) are both based on similar text (i.e. ...
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Is there a free (libre or open) version of Visuddhimagga in a digital text or HTML format?

I suppose the "Path of Purification" available at AccessToInsight.org is the third online edition of the Visuddhimagga which you've mentioned as "Budaedu's Visuddhimagga version". So, it's better if ...
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Devas' Mortality

A yakkha is a type of deva, that is tree-dwelling. They live in the plane of the Devas of the Four Great Kings (catumaharajika deva). Udana 4.4 tells the story of a yakkha, who despite being warned ...
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Devas' Mortality

Deva can die by own angry mind. See Dha.A.2 appamāda-cittavagga Sāmāvatīvatthu (ghosakadevaputta).
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Is there a sutta which answers where a nirvanaised consciousnesses is after death and comapres it to a fire going out?

You're probably thinking of Itivuttaka 44: This was said by the Blessed One, said by the Arahant, so I have heard: "Monks, there are these two forms of the Unbinding property. Which two? The ...
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The path of jhana vs the path of dry insight

Ajahn Brahm wrote an excellent book called Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond. His central thesis is that without Jhana there is no enlightenment, and that it was jhana that led to the Buddha's awakening. ...
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The path of jhana vs the path of dry insight

Jhana is only required for arahantship. The noble eighthold path is the path to Nibbana or arahantship but not necessarily a path that must be fully completed for insight (vipassana). At this link, ...
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The path of jhana vs the path of dry insight

Please limit yourself to reading only canonical texts (Sutta Pitaka) until you are fully established in the Path. Do not go into the Visuddhimagga – it is only a thesis that Buddhagosha Thera wrote to ...
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