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There is a karmic flow here that we should all pay attention to. Allow me to put some words to it, even though the words are imperfect... Philosophy: Someone comes along who attains a deep understanding of the world, and tries to convey it to others. This may start as an insight or a revelation, but ultimately what this person tries to convey is a ...


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As long as you keep searching (have the desire to search). You will find something. Once you have found it what then? Everything is written is just a finger pointing to the moon. As long as you keep searching you will find other fingers. The next one may be softer, shinier or stronger than the first. The finger is rooted in desire whereas the moon, the truth ...


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What people regard as "Buddhism" might be a re-ligion, the again and again falling bond by unskilful identification, good householder. In regard of what the Sublime Buddha left behind, called Dhamma-Vinaya (not Buddhism), this does actually "Legion" and not re-legion (binding again). It's a legion, one which wasn't one bond before. And to ...


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Is Agile Software Development a religion? For some people it may indeed look that way... Do you believe in Agile? Do you subscribe to its system of values, its activities, its daily rituals? Is Ecology a religion? Do you believe in the global warming? Is democracy a religion? Do you believe in diversity? Something may feel like a de-facto religion even ...


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Below is Venerable Guan Cheng's response below on similar question https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Buddhist_Temple https://youtu.be/LUjqAajuvZk We have to be careful in choosing the teachers we are listening to. Not all teachers are right in their explanation of Buddhism. The general criteria for judging whether a certain teacher is right or ...


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Well some say the truth can be interpreted in different ways but if advaita says self exists and buddhism denies it there is a big problem you can't make them compatible with one another. Actually when asked point-blank if there is or is not a self, the Buddha refused to answer, on the ground that either yes or no would lead to extremes of wrong views not ...


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You're absolutely right that they are only superficially appearing similar, but when you dive deep, they are completely different. This has been discussed in numerous answers, which I will not repeat here - this answer, this answer, this answer, this answer, this answer. The original teachings of the Buddha are systematic (the four noble truths), empirical (...


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I find this answer to be comprehensive: “5 Reasons why sabbe dhamma anatta does not apply to Nirvana or the Buddha Here are 5 reasons why sabbe dhamma anatta does not apply to the Buddha or his enlightenment – because the Buddha himself said that: The Buddha Transcends all phenomena (Sabbābhibhū – Majjhima Nikaya 26) The Buddha is Unsullied among all things ...


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There are different types of enlightenment. All are conditional except the one attained by Buddha. One may spend eons under bliss thinking it is nibbana but it is not unless sabbe Dhamma Anatta is realised. Philosophy of Anatta is at the core of Buddhism and realisation of it is called Nirvana... any thing else no matter how blissful wont last forever. For ...


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