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Whats the path towards enlightenment?

The 8fold path. Though the 8fold path can be further divided into the 3 higher trainings. Morality (sila) Concentration, or Mindfullness (sati) Wisdom (prajna) There are different versions, ...
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What happened to Tanha, Raga and Arati?

Before the Buddha attained enlightenment, Mara sent his three daughters to tempt the Buddha and prevent him from reaching the final goal which Buddha was very close to attaining. The three daughters ...
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What are the established rules set for a person to Become a Buddha other than, that, he should have lived as a King?

To my understanding, it's not about becoming a king, but it's about cultivating the perfections (parami or paramita) that makes one qualified to become a Sammasambuddha. Kingship is not likely to be ...
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What are the established rules set for a person to Become a Buddha other than, that, he should have lived as a King?

Theravada perspective: this paper claims (page 7) that the origin of the idea of a relationship between being a ruler in a previous life and becoming a Bodhisatta is from the Vessantara Jātaka, was ...
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Parralels between Nietzschean morallity and Buddhism and their paths towards enlightenment

it rejects the idea of objective morality (corect me if im wrong) Your definition of "objective" seems to be "non-relative" -- "relative" being, "relative to whether ...
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Is karma related to entropy and if so is escaping samsara fighting a losing battle? (Warning: long layman ramblings inside)

the similar idea I don't see how it's similar but you said you'd explain that later. an empirical observation of the accelerating trajectory of today's society toward disorder From what I remember ...
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Did Buddha comment on Hindu incarnations like Krishna Rama etc?

No. Story of Krishna and Rama are fictitious stories. In fact Rama was partly mentioned as buddhas past life in jataka katha. Even the concept of Ishvara(GOD) was not there. ´ekeshvarvad(theory of ...
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What are the established rules set for a person to Become a Buddha other than, that, he should have lived as a King?

It could be the Buddhavaṃsa -- there's a partial a copy of it here: Chronicle of Twenty-four Buddhas The chapters I see -- i.e. 1, 22, 23, 24 -- all have the same format: starting with "Royal ...
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Where does morality come from in Buddhism?

A Safe Bet Sutta : https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/MN/MN60.html >"The sutta falls into two parts, the first part covering his “safe-bet” arguments, and the second part extolling the person ...
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Is it even possible to attain Nirvana?

A simplistic view and indeed a commonsense view of the Noble Eightfold Path for achieving Nibbana (through Samadhi-Vipassana) begins by understanding and seeing what 'Right View' is and then coupling ...
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Was the Buddha an arahant?

Here's an analogy. The Buddha is like Einstein who discovered the Theory of Relativity. He's the only one, and there's no one else like him. The stream enterer is the physics bachelor's degree ...
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