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Are there any body who achieved Nibbana currently (in the current world)

The Pali scriptures describe 4 levels of enlightenment, which equate to 4 levels of Nibbana. The Nakhasikha Sutta states in the 1st level of enlightenment the vast majority of the previous suffering ...
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Differences between the tilakkhana and the Dhamma seal

The Three Dharma Seals in an error of interpretation by Thích Nhất Hạnh based on an error of interpretation by the majority of Buddhist commentators and translators. It is an example of when an error ...
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Differences between the tilakkhana and the Dhamma seal

This article, Four Dharma Seals, says: As suffering is not an inherent aspect of existence sometimes the second seal is omitted to make Three Dharma Seals. From that I get the impression that, ...
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As a disciple of the Supreme Buddha, what would you do with an animal that is in severe pain?

My mother and I saw a cat today by the side of the road, which had probably been hit by a car. Its back legs were outstretched, it didn't walk, I guessed its lower back was broken. It miaowed to us. ...
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Is it possible for a human being to live without the mind?

To answer this question accurately is very difficult if you are not a scientist but often people have accidents that results in them being in a coma for an extended period, where their physical body ...
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The thorny issue of anatta

There are several questions brought up here. One I see you asking: is the entire teaching of Buddha- with everything it has to offer -- is a true explanation of reality or is it merely a useful ...
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Are there any body who achieved Nibbana currently (in the current world)

I think this question has a great potential for misunderstanding the concept of Nibbana. Why is it important to know? There is no way to know if Nibbana is just another silly concept like God except ...
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What is the difference between kilesas and asavas?

Good question. My view is 'kilesa' is the general or broad term referring the mental impurities or toxins. Therefore, anusaya (underlying tendencies) are kilesa; asava (outflows) are kilesa; ...
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Are there any body who achieved Nibbana currently (in the current world)

No one would carry placards announcing that they are on the Path. If there are any who have fulfilled the practice of the Path, then certainly even today there could be Arahants in the world. But if ...
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The thorny issue of anatta

SN 44.10 is not about anatta (not-self). In SN 44.10, based on the Buddha's final summation to Ananda, the befuddled Vacchagotta essentially asked: "Do I exist?" ("atthattā"); "Do I not exist?" (...
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A summary explaining those ancient Indian philosophies of those non-Buddhist schools that had debated with Buddhist, especially Nalanda, masters?

DN 2 has descriptions of various shramanic teachings at the time of the Buddha including by the following teachers: Pūraṇa Kassapa, Makkhali Gosāla, Ajita Kesakambalī, Pakudha Kaccāyana, Sanjaya ...
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A summary explaining those ancient Indian philosophies of those non-Buddhist schools that had debated with Buddhist, especially Nalanda, masters?

You might be looking for a scholarly paper which lists the non-Buddhist schools and their philosophies (for which I don't have an answer). The sutta which comes to mind as likely relevant to your ...
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Is the word 'real' synonymous with 'exists' in Buddhist doctrine?

There are 2 objects of knowing... Reality (yathabhūta) - the existent without imagination. Imagination (sammati,smaññā) - the conception which appearing only while imagining. We are knowing both ...
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Is the word 'real' synonymous with 'exists' in Buddhist doctrine?

In the conventional truth, mirages exist and are real as a mirage but not real as water. Dreams exist and are real as dream but not as a play in a theater. So there is nothing which can be said ...
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The thorny issue of anatta

First contrary to what mahayanists and the people who do vipassana mediation claim, anatta is not dangerous, that's the point of the buddha. In fact is it seeing that the things which are anicca are ...
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The thorny issue of anatta

I'd like to hear your views on the arguments on both sides. Anatta: only a strategy for realization or a real "ontological" position? It is both. From Sutta Nipata 4.14: Seeing in what way is a ...
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Which path might be appropriate for me?

Buddha is pretty cool. Jesus is too. Shiva is pretty cool. There are cool guys everywhere. The real question is what kind of teacher are you willing to understand? Shiva is like falling down a ...
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Are there any body who achieved Nibbana currently (in the current world)

The effusive fruition of the great and wonderful dhamma has become known by countless persons alive today. It is your privilege and duty to find them and test them and be affected by them in order to ...
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Are there any body who achieved Nibbana currently (in the current world)

There's nobody in the current world. The current world is one of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, thinking. Nibbana is devoid of any of those.
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Animals and humans in Science vs. Buddhism

Some Buddhists regard the realms of existence as psychological states of people. For example, if you are moral & humane, you have a 'human' existence. If you act impulsively, without self-control, ...
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What is the difference between kilesas and asavas?

Now that you have got your answer in the earlier post by Dhammadhatu, let me give you this little story from Supreme Buddha's life. How He recognized and overcame these to attain nibbana. Supreme ...
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Philosophical and Doctrinal Differences between Theravada and Zen, and its effects

The difference in teachings is that Zen is based more on Mahayana ideas, such as Two Truths and Six Paramitas. (Theravada's interpretation of two truths and paramitas is very different from Nagarjuna'...
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Philosophical and Doctrinal Differences between Theravada and Zen, and its effects

My research and practice of meditation in this area is something I have internally debated for many years also. Comparing Zen, which is extracted from the Mahayana Tradition comparing it to my first ...
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