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Why do we need to work?

If you can attain the real peace of meditation, it is like becoming a millionaire. Since you have so much knowledge, who can easily get a job and earn a living, you can consider taking a holiday for ...
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Dhamma makes one dispassionate then how can one be compassionate?

Maybe this article will be useful: Detachment and Compassion in Early Buddhism Viraaga literally means the absence of raaga: the absence of lust, desire, and craving for existence. Hence, it denotes ...
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Why do we need to work?

I am a software engineer. Is it shameful if I became a monk throwing away all the knowledge that I have accumulated all these years(more than a decade). In my previous years, I was amused by ...
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Why do we need to work?

I am also a software engineer and went through this exact situation about 3-4 years ago. My personal experience (yours may differ) is that its not the nature of work or the outlook of accumulating ...
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Why do we need to work?

If you are a software engineer, you can do wonders to propagate Dhamma. Please speak to Bhante Sujato who is the administrator of Sutta Central. https://suttacentral.net/
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Dhamma makes one dispassionate then how can one be compassionate?

By tending to your own renunciation, you may become dispassionate (which is a way to deal with your own suffering), but by cultivating compassion, you can create the balance needed in dealing with ...
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Why do we need to work?

To answer your question: we dont need to work. We dont need to be monks. We dont need to be jobless. We dont need to need. But if we have a job we should be skillful and diligent, this is a ...
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Dhamma makes one dispassionate then how can one be compassionate?

Passion here means craving, lust etc. It has nothing to do with compassion or kindness.
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What is the difference between mindfulness and detachment?

Mindfulness Leads to detachment from wrong beliefs Instinctual feelings or states And it does so by making you aware of the information you receive and understanding them for what they are, thus ...
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What is the difference between mindfulness and detachment?

'Mindfulness' means 'to remember' to apply/practise the Buddhist teachings. It does not mean 'bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment' (as written by a person in ...
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Dhamma makes one dispassionate then how can one be compassionate?

Both dispassion and compassion, from a Theravadin Buddhist point of view, must be understood in terms of kusala (wholesome) sankhara, akusala (unwholesome) sankhara, and kriya (functional) sankhara. ...
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