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Democratic, not democratic, a valid and useful judging of a community?

Democracy often degenerates into foolish debates. The Buddha was once asked to help a group of mendicants stop their ongoing harsh debate: MN128:4.1: Then the Buddha went up to those mendicants and ...
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As a Buddhist with a Muslim family, community, and background... how do you integrate/cope?

There is an e-book about the similarities between the two: Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism by Reza Shah-Kazemi with an essay by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf introduced by H. H. the Fourteenth Dalai ...
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Do you know of a Buddhist text explaining why living in a community?

“Well then, monks, I will lay down a training rule for the following ten reasons: 5.11.32 for the well-being of the Sangha, for the comfort of the Sangha, for the restraint of bad people, for the ...
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As a Buddhist with a Muslim family, community, and background... how do you integrate/cope?

Islam comes from a Buddhists back ground. The Buddha taught that, Eliminating the ignorance which is driven by Pancakkhandha is the road to enlightenment for all sentient beings.(Pancakkanda, the five ...
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Selling and use Dhamma as advertising

This is not a problem found solely in Buddhism. How people represent themselves, when they are not sincere practitioners, tends to be mistaken behaviour, with mistaken views, and mistaken motives. ...
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Selling and use Dhamma as advertising

A true Dhamma teacher would know and act according to: DN2:45.15: They refrain from running errands and messages; DN2:45.16: buying and selling; DN2:45.17: falsifying weights, metals, or measures; ...
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Using money and improper dependency of monks on householders?

According to the Theravada Bhikkhu Patimokkha (quoted below), lay stewards of the monks or nuns should handle money, to my understanding. If needed, exceptions or modifications to minor monastic rules ...
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Reflecting duties of good friends near conflicts

What ever reason, what ever one might feel right in his ways or wrongly treated: A Dhammika advices to abstain from wrong doing, reminds that letting go leads to peace. Gives comment-less what's ...
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Democratic, not democratic, a valid and useful judging of a community?

All autocracy, democracy, and righteousnessy could be right or wrong depending on the doer's mind moments, wholesome is right, unwholesome is wrong. However the ordinaries normally often decide right ...
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Do you know of a Buddhist text explaining why living in a community?

Monks, these six are conditions that are conducive to amiability, that engender feelings of endearment, engender feelings of respect, leading to a sense of fellowship, a lack of disputes, harmony, &...
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As a Buddhist with a Muslim family, community, and background... how do you integrate/cope?

Well certainly Allah is mentioned by The Buddha as Maha Brahma. "He is Allah , the Creator, the Inventor, the Fashioner; to Him belong the best names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is ...
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Do you know of a Buddhist text explaining why living in a community?

the question is why to live in community. a little effort to answer has arisen out by a slight thought giving and personal experience. we are very unfortunate not having buddha among us . if he would ...
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Do you know of a Buddhist text explaining why living in a community?

There is some overlap here with ChrisW's answer. The point I would like to emphasize is that for both monks and lay persons, there are benefits of admirable friendship. Admirable friendship is ...
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Do you know of a Buddhist text explaining why living in a community?

Namo Buddhaya.I assume you mean Sangha by community. One should live in a Sangha for the welfare and good will of the humans and devas. Sangha i.e. community ,exists out of compassion for the people. ...
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