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What should a 11-17 years old Buddhist do?

It all depends on the individual's effort and potential, and how much Dhamma they've been cultivating since countless previous lives. Sorta like child prodigies who can become accomplished medical ...
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Which sankhya scriptures were taught to buddha?

According to Palikanon's page on Alara Kalama: One of the two teachers to whom Gotama, after his renunciation, first attached himself, the other being Uddaka Rāmaputta. In the Milindapañha (p.236) ...
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Stories and teachings that glorify adult children and speak against toxic parenting

Yes. There is a teaching from the Buddha that is very practical about this. He exhorts you to be the son or daughter who is superior to their unvirtuous parents. “Now what, bhikkhus, is the superior ...
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What Buddhist babies' names or meaning should be?

You should probably start from the Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names and then find proper Sanskrit versions of the Pali names. For example, the Pali name Sariputta is Śāriputra in Sanskrit. ...
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What should a 11-17 years old Buddhist do?

No, wisdom and needed merits are not a matter of age. And a young tree can be bend easy, while an old is hard to change. As a child, being provided by all needed to live on (all totally voluntary by ...
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What should a 11-17 years old Buddhist do?

Some (I presume most) Buddhists are taught to start their practice when they are children. Who was the youngest Arahat? discusses references in the suttas to young (e.g. 7-year-old) Arahants. The ...
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Benefits of Producing and Caring for Children

Ahmed, From "Living in the World" in Awareness Itself by Ajaan Fuang Jotiko: § Once, when one of Ajaan Fuang's students was being pressured by her parents to look for a husband so that she ...
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Should a Buddhist have Children?

Birth is not the cause of suffering. Birth is a symptom of suffering. One person preventing birth does not actually prevent birth or suffering. It's like if you block a river, the water flows ...
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Introductory/Beginner books on Buddhism, but for children

I was reading adult and young adult books by the age of 14. I haven't read this one in particular but Penguin Classics tend to be alright as a pseudo-scholarly introduction to a reader who is ...
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Illegitimate children

Sex outside marriage without the intention of becoming married may be against the third of the five precepts. However, there is nothing wrong about the illegitimate child himself (or herself). From ...
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What Buddhist babies' names or meaning should be?

How about these? I'm not an expert in Sanskrit or Indian languages, so you better check these out carefully first. I'm also not sure about gender conversions, appropriateness and Sanskrit grammar. ...
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Stories and teachings that glorify adult children and speak against toxic parenting

A bad example is still one to learn from. We can learn from others' mistakes. And in this way, we can understand that what the Buddha said is still true: iti106:3.2: ‘First teachers’ is a term for ...
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temple policy for babies/young kids

i don't know as my knowledge any temple have SPECIFIC rules for carrying babies. but parents or other elders should caring them proper and suitable way.
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Question about going forth (while having children & wife)

When Rahula was born the Buddhisattava was contemplating to renouncing a householder's life hence he said "rāhulajāto bandhanaṃ jātaṃ", meaning "A rāhu is born, a fetter has arisen". So a kid and a ...
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What should a 11-17 years old Buddhist do?

Buddhism is for everyone! You can also become an arahant at any age. Nirvana is present in every moment. Every moment is an opportunity to observe Nirvana. Every moment is an opportunity to become ...
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Benefits of Producing and Caring for Children

There's a Zen story that may be topical, here: Is That So? Not producing, but at least caring for children. I suppose the children benefit (from your care), and you get to do the right (caring, ...
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