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Right situation for Teaching Dhamma or giving advice

According to the suttas, the general principle is to offer Dhamma only when asked (AN 9.5). The Buddha set this example in MN 26, when he waited for the Brahmā Sahampati to ask the Buddha to teach.
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How to deal with nagging people?

To me it doesn't sound polite or kind to "deal with" family like you "deal with" a nuisance or a chore. Your description of the problem sounds "conceited" as described ...
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In the movie Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring, why does the master cry?

My question is: why would the master cries before the immolation? The "Winter" segment of the movie kind of gave the hint. Notice in this segment, after being paroled from prison for the crime of ...
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How would a Buddhist advise on this subset of problems of motivation?

From the article "Two Exercises for Turning Intention into Motivation" by Thupten Jinpa on Buddhist site tricycle.org, we see some useful tips on how to motivate yourself to do a task that you set ...
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How does Emotional Intelligence go along with Dhamma practice?

The Abhidhamma is useful for this question. I quote from The Abhidhamma in Practice by N.K.G. Mendis. Starting from the top: The Abhidhamma deals with realities existing in an ultimate sense, called ...
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Narcissism insights in Buddhism

The self is a tricky concepts in Buddhism. All of us have to deal with it, many are unable to separate from it (to a greater or lesser extent), and some are so absorbed in it that they hardly realize ...
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Right situation for Teaching Dhamma or giving advice

I doubt if it is a small gap in their understanding that causes them not to see how they are hurting themselves and the people around them in an indirect albeit unconscious manner. I think it is for ...
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How to deal with nagging people?

Well, you can always watch her behaviour (including nagging and other annoyances) as your stored karma. Then to be free from it, as with all kind of karma that I can think of, one must observe it &...
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How to deal with nagging people?

My mother loves when I buy her gifts. This keeps her in a good mood. While you are obviously not your mother's husband, the Buddha said in DN 31 a husband should regularly buy their wife a gift (...
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Narcissism insights in Buddhism

In Traits, AN 4.192, a personal identity (i.e. our self-image) is a result of living in a society. And the consequence is that we are swept away by gain and loss, fame and disgrace, praise and blame, ...
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Is it true that its always thoughts that creates emotions?

I was going through a video that said that 'thoughts create emotions' but I disagree to this, Many times I am engulfed by emotions first, like fear, anxiety, worry, and insecurity and I scan through ...
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What texts in Buddhism should be read for understanding/ controlling these emotions?

In Buddhism, Stressful-Person is struggling with emotions of anger and revenge. The origin of stress is overthinking of 5 string, color sound smell taste and body-feeling, including overthinking of ...
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How would a Buddhist advise on this subset of problems of motivation?

According to Buddhism, faith in something is the foundation of motivation. he places conviction in him. With the arising of conviction, he visits him & grows close to him. Growing close to him, ...
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In the movie Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring, why does the master cry?

I’d say he’s more disappointed in himself. But either way, what’s wrong with being upset? Buddhism isn’t Vulcanism. To really practice is to face samsara with a heart that is fully open. When you ...
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