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What do you do to prepare for death?

I prepare for death by watching clouds. Appearances of entities arise when certain elements come together, and then morph beyond recognition as elements drift apart. Death is all around us at all ...
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Should a Buddhist be afraid of death?

Isn't this an obvious question? Should a Christian not "desire a wife of his neighbor", nor steal, nor mention God's name in vain etc. - but some still do. "A Buddhist" just like &...
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What is happening to Lord Buddha after "parinirvana"?

Nothing Because there is no person to happen anything, and there is no samsara. So that's The End. When a person achieves nirvana , there is no person anymore. Death is not the end of a person, ...
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If Buddhists believe that life is just suffering why don't they just kill themselves?

Buddhists do kill themselves, but instead of killing the body they kill the Ego -- which is much more effective.
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Why aren't there omnicidal Buddhists?

existence is the root of suffering no, it's not. The official definitions are "unsatisfied thirst is [mental] suffering", "craving and grasping is the origin of suffering", "...
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How can people meet again after rebirth?

If you both have: (1) compatible faith (sama,saddhā), (2) compatible virtue (sama,silā), (3) compatible charity (sama,cāgā), (4) compatible wisdom (sama,pannā). Sama,jivi Sutta 1 With the balance of ...
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How to actually do death contemplation?

i do seem to care about others who die though but not on myself But that's the whole point. So if you already don't mind dying (that's how i understand your statement), then maybe you're an arahant? ...
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What is happening to Lord Buddha after "parinirvana"?

It is something undeclared by The Buddha. These four views are undeclared by The Buddha: After death a Tathāgata exists After death a Tathāgata does not exist After death a Tathāgata both exists &...
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What is happening to Lord Buddha after "parinirvana"?

I am not as knowledgeable in these matters as many others I see in this Exchange, but it seems to me that the answer to this question might fall under the categories of the 14 Unanswered Questions #'s ...
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Buddha teaching regarding eating

It's in Puttanmansa Sutta. "And how is physical food to be regarded? Suppose a couple, husband & wife, taking meager provisions, were to travel through a desert. With them would be their ...
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Is meat eating a possibility?

If you eat vegetables or grains, it can indirectly cause the death of animals like snails and earthworms, due to clearing of land, ploughing, pesticides, weeding etc. If you wear clothes made of ...
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Do arhats exist after death?

If you want to see what the authoritative figures have to say on the topic, here's a quote from What Happens to an Arahant at Death? A Dialogue between Bhikkhu Bodhi and B. Alan Wallace: BB: The ...
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Was Sariputta alive during the time of Buddha's death?

Time in DN 16, MahaParinibbanaSutta, is already clear for the Sutta Pali memorizer, but it's hard for the reader because it's too long for skipping reading. Memorizing with the memorized & ...
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Should a Buddhist be afraid of death?

The belief in reincarnation takes away the fear of death but it does not mean one has to act in a suicidal way or go on inviting death in any way. Buddhism has a deep respect for life as in this human ...
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Is meat eating a possibility?

My thought on this is that; Buddhist precepts are taught as one follows so that he or she would not feel or experience unwholesomeness. Having unwholesomeness mind could affect one's mind, therefore ...
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What do you do to prepare for death?

You wouldn't ask this question unless there is some fear or worry of dying. Otherwise you might as well ask "how to prepare for the setting of the sun?". So you need to work on that fear. ...
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If Buddhists believe that life is just suffering why don't they just kill themselves?

If suicide would have been a solution then Buddha would have said so. Buddha would have said there is no need of Dhamma, just go and kill yourself. Craving doesnt end upon comitting suicide.If craving ...
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Happiness, rebirth, and the death of an arahant

Most of your question revolves around your (expected) lack of knowledge about how Buddhism defines suffering, how it defines happiness, and how it explains one or the other occurs. That's why, when ...
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Whats happens after death?

If good householder wouldn't not have desire for another becoming and certain inclination,, he wouldn't have come here, or? So after dying off elsewhere, lack of satisfaction, breaking apart there, ...
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Clear and white light at death

In Tibetan Buddhism, "clear light" (Tibetan: འོད་གསལ་, Wylie: 'od gsal, THL: ö-sel; Sanskrit: prabhāsvara) stands for the mind's innate (object-less and subject-less) awareness or luminosity ...
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Is it correct view, as in renunciation, or desire, to want to die

In the first sutta (Dhammacakka) that was preached by the Buddha at Baranasi, it is mentioned three types of Desire that is the cause of Suffering. Kama tanha Bhava tanha Vibhava tanha Herein, ...
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Is it correct view, as in renunciation, or desire, to want to die

No. It is not a mindset of renunciation. It is simply craving. SN45.170:0.3: Craving SN45.170:1.1: “Mendicants, there are these three cravings. SN45.170:1.2: What three? SN45.170:1.3: Craving for ...
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Would total annihilation of Humanity cause Nirvana for everyone?

The human realm is only one of the thirty one planes of existence mentioned in Buddhist sutras. If all of humanity is wiped out, we will likely end up in the other realms. Even when a world cycle ends ...
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Must Lay Arahants become Buddhist Monks?

If and when a lay-follower attains arahant-ship, he or she has to either enter the Order that very day or else must attain parinibbàna. This is a Dhammata. This is conformity to the Dhammaniyāma – a ...
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What does the Pali canon say about "death"?

“Paticca Samuppada” is a discourse on the process of birth and death. As per the scriptures, a being is a stream of Mind connected ‘ Nama-Rupa’. When a person dies, no soul departs. The stream of ...
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What is happening to Lord Buddha after "parinirvana"?

The question is based on an invalid framework! There was no 'him' in the first place. When the cause of the future arising of the 5 aggregates has been eliminated, there will be no more arising.
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