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Knowingly having to hurt a close person

Have you meditated on the reasons why you feel depressed being away from your hometown? Is it friends and your social life in your hometown? Or is it some other reason? If it is the friends and ...
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How do Buddhists handle mental illness such as depression or bipolar disorder?

Bipolar and depression are both very serious mental illnesses and should be treated accordingly. Too often dharma teachers who are unprepared try to resolve what are true clinical issues. As I was ...
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I am confused with my life. In most of the time I fill that, My husband don't love me don't care of myself

The Buddha taught to maintain a good marriage, the husband & wife must speak to each other with loving gentle words and also have the same goals for life. Please read this in the Samajivina Sutta. ...
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Knowingly having to hurt a close person

Two thoughts, not particularly Buddhist, but coming from Buddhist experience... You may consider this inspired by my practice and the teacher's instructions... One, regarding "the bad dream" ...
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Suffering more in order to feel less suffering? Living with suffering?

Your work colleagues live lives of distraction. For example, when a person has children, they are psychologically driven as a parent to think about them. This brings happiness because it is good kamma ...
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Losing focus/awareness in everyday life

Addictions of any kind are going to make everything more difficult. Pornography in particular involves very strong graphic imagery which is quite aggressive and violent a lot of the time. It's really ...
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Buddhism on depression?

Hmmm that's an interesting take. It's not that feeling bad is bad. That would indeed lead to the vicious circle you describe. It's more like feeling bad is lame. It's like you're starving when your ...
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Knowingly having to hurt a close person

I'm not sure that "you have to". Do you have a choice about it? If so, you don't have to -- you can choose to, if you want to. If not, you don't have to -- it's not you doing it, it's just the way ...
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Losing focus/awareness in everyday life

Buddhism explains there are five hindrances/obstacles to improved focus & awareness: sensual desire ill-will sloth & torpor (lack of energy) restlessness & remorse doubt While ...
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I am confused with my life. In most of the time I fill that, My husband don't love me don't care of myself

Sorry that you're unhappy. I suppose you might like two kinds of advice: How to cooperate with your husband How to feel peace of mind independently I don't know of good, specifically-Buddhist advice ...
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Anicca, dukkha, Buddhism and depressive nihilism

I believe this is one of those questions which we need to make less complicated, rather than more. In my opinion 'dukkha' doesn't take some kind of profound realization. That life is difficult is ...
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Can Meditation lead to Suicide?

When a sick person goes to a doctor and does not get healed, sometimes we want to blame the doctor and sometimes we blame the entire western medicine. In some cases this may be justified: not all ...
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Can a being be stuck in an endless cycle of depression and suicides?

According to DutiyaSāriputta Sutta (SN 55.5), one of the conditions for stream entry is hearing or learning the Dhamma from someone already acquainted with it. https://suttacentral.net/sn55.5/en/...
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How do Buddhists handle mental illness such as depression or bipolar disorder?

Although the term 'mental illness' is generally used in the world, imbalances of chemicals or neural structures in the brain are really forms of physical illness. It has been said: In the time of the ...
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Losing focus/awareness in everyday life

From what you describe, it sounds like you have not yet made a connection with the power of your intent. Also known as the power of your authentic being. It seems to me the boat of your attention is ...
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Losing focus/awareness in everyday life

I'm not exactly one to give advice, but you have to remain passionate regarding your moral standing, especially in this time of goal-oriented ruthlessness. Not to stir a panic, but morality is a ...
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Can Meditation lead to Suicide?

I am a kind of depression before and I can say the concentration meditation and the Buddha's teaching is very helpful for me. Why it can help me? Because it's not only sitting to be calm but the ...
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How does an ordinary person adopt Right View concerning the the hardships of the Buddha's earthly life?

WHY does one believe, that he was totally free from misery or mental anguish? Perhaps you can see the "Noble Truths" in your own life -- suffering, cause of suffering, cessation of suffering....
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How does an ordinary person adopt Right View concerning the the hardships of the Buddha's earthly life?

OP: Here is the problem: we know that the Buddha suffered hardship in this world, including sickness and requiring a physician at times. We know that he had enemies who wished him harm. How then is it ...
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Anicca, dukkha, Buddhism and depressive nihilism

Carlo certainly discovered the first Noble Truth of suffering, but there are three others: SN56.32:4.5: ‘After truly comprehending the noble truths of suffering, its origin, its cessation, and the ...
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Anicca, dukkha, Buddhism and depressive nihilism

How not to end up like Carlo, or completely depressed at the very least? Keep on questioning, keep on looking for truth. If everything is dukkha, which it is, don't run away - keep getting closer ...
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Can a being be stuck in an endless cycle of depression and suicides?

Can a being be stuck in (etc.)? Further to @Caoimhghin's answer, I guess that a person -- a "being" -- might even believe so, temporarily. I think that Buddhism warns that, "there was no view of ...
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How Lord Buddha's Way Make Me Out Of This Depression!

Since I'm not sure how long you've been studying Buddhism, what I'll say might be what you've already known. Basically you've just had first hand experience of the Three characteristics inherent in ...
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Buddhism on depression?

Denying feelings makes them resist, because they need to be processed before they can be released. Denying them is like impulsively swimming against a strong current, and eventually becoming exhausted ...
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Buddhism on depression?

Wisdom, here especially what is called "emotional-wisdom" is not a matter of age and is always up to ones persons previous and current deeds. As the Buddha told, some might have an easy way, some a ...
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Buddhism on depression?

I've seen some posts (questions and answers) talking about how feeling bad... is bad. Basically that you shouldn't feel bad because of... whatever reason. It varies. Buddhism does not generally say ...
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How do Buddhists handle mental illness such as depression or bipolar disorder?

If we have mental illness, we go see a psychiatrist and take medication. It is like when we have a flu, we see a doctor, take medication and rest.
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Suffering more in order to feel less suffering? Living with suffering?

All your experiences has 2 components: feeling due to the experience mental pain of the experience [Sallatha Sutta] The main thing is to cultivate stability of the mind so that what ever ...
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