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Confused about partner's practices. Need advice

As a (roughly) beginner practitioner, who has had a share of problems as well, I feel I can contribute. Mostly, my answer would fall in line with Andrei. Presuming this is accurate, this sounds like ...
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Confused about partner's practices. Need advice

1. Is this behaviour justified for a person who is on the verge of enlightenment? From your explanations above it sounds like this person is very disturbed, not almost enlightened. You could be ...
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Confused about partner's practices. Need advice

Is this behaviour justified for a person who is on the verge of enlightenment? My experience of a vaguely analogous situation was that doctors were not willing to diagnose mental illness (e.g. "...
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Confused about partner's practices. Need advice

Is this behaviour justified for a person who is on the verge of enlightenment? Meditators can seem antisocial but this person described here seems to have the wrong view on how we do certain things in ...
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Is there any authenticity to the book 'The Deathbed Sutra of the Buddha: Or Siddhartha's Regrets'?

I'm the author of the Deathbed Sutra, so I can assure you that it's fiction. It was intended as a work of philosophical fiction which examines some problematic aspects of the Buddha's teachings in ...
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Confused about partner's practices. Need advice

Question :01 - No he is not enlightened or even close to it. He seems to be an angry person just making excuses to justify his behavior. Remember he might actually believe this stuff, so be careful ...
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What do you regard as noteworthy differences in the popular pali to english translations?

From Dhp 282 translated by Ven. Buddharakkhita: Wisdom springs from meditation; without meditation wisdom wanes. Having known these two paths of progress and decline, let a man so conduct himself ...
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Confused about partner's practices. Need advice

In Buddhism there is a path called the Three Trainings. This is the first thing to understand about Buddhism: even before the Four Noble Truths! But most people do not know it and apply it. They are: ...
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What is the source of this information about "underground serpents"?

Apparently it comes from popular legends. From the Encyclopedia Brittanica entry on Nagarjuna: Nagarjuna is particularly associated with the Prajnaparamita (“Perfection of Wisdom”) sutras in this ...
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Doubting the quick attainments of the Mahasi Tradition

I have not known all that many practitioners of The Mahasi method, but I know it is very popular. The criteria for sotopanna are self-evaluated. The only criteria which the Buddha always includes in ...
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Doubting the quick attainments of the Mahasi Tradition

To help get an understanding into who, what, where, when and why about Mahasi Sayadaw, I started to read “Practical Vipassana Meditation Exercises, by Mahasi Sayadaw: Part 1, Basic Practice. It was ...
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Is there any authenticity to the book 'The Deathbed Sutra of the Buddha: Or Siddhartha's Regrets'?

Based on one of the reviews of the book: The conversation recorded in this Sutra, between Lord Buddha and his closest disciple Ananda, largely unravels the core teachings of Buddhism, and ...
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