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Is it correct view, as in renunciation, or desire, to want to die

No. It is not a mindset of renunciation. It is simply craving. SN45.170:0.3: Craving SN45.170:1.1: “Mendicants, there are these three cravings. SN45.170:1.2: What three? SN45.170:1.3: Craving for ...
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Is it correct view, as in renunciation, or desire, to want to die

In the first sutta (Dhammacakka) that was preached by the Buddha at Baranasi, it is mentioned three types of Desire that is the cause of Suffering. Kama tanha Bhava tanha Vibhava tanha Herein, ...
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True versus Correct in uttered speech

Based on the PTS dictionary entries for taccha and bhūta: Taccha: ... true, real, justified, usually in combn w. bhūta. bhūta taccha tatha If it's usually "in combination" then perhaps it'...
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Answering Zizek's challenge to Buddhism

I watched the first (15 minute) video, and I don't think the summary given here quite captures the nuances of Žižek's position. Nor do I think Žižek's position adequately captures Buddhist philosophy.....
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Answering Zizek's challenge to Buddhism

Zizek is not responding to Buddhism proper. His response is based on mis-readings of Buddhist concepts and terminologies. A philosopher of the stature of Zizek would produce some great arguments (for ...
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What are the limits of Buddhist compassion?

Compassion is an essential quality in Mahayana because it replaces a self-centered mind with a spacious mind without bounds. Without compassion, you measure everything you encounter relatively to your ...
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The Third Precept and Prostitution

Third precept about sexual misconduct, which explicitly mentions adultery. because other partners do not like it. Men should not go to women who are protected by their guardians (parents or relatives,...
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In what form or fashion might it be ethical to "bestow" consciousness on an AI? A question and conversation with ChatGPT:

What do you think this conversation got right? What did it get wrong? Perhaps you misunderstand what "AI" is. I think it's a text-processor, i.e. it's able to summarize text. Google Search ...
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Is it correct view, as in renunciation, or desire, to want to die

Kaccayanagotta Sutta tells the following. 'Everything exists': That is one extreme. 'Everything doesn't exist': That is a second extreme. Avoiding these two extremes, the Tathagata teaches the Dhamma ...
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Is assault against the first precept?

according to the first precept of the Buddhism, it break when a individual/animal killing another individual intentionally. for break the first precept have to completes following stages 1. there ...
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What are the limits of Buddhist compassion?

From my own experience, originating from Mahayana understanding, I have come to a conclusion that cultivating compassion itself is kind of a folly. A waste of time. I am not saying compassion is a ...
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Are monks and lay people 100% allowed to sell sacred, consecrated or blessed images and objects?

Good question. The Vinaya Pitaka (Code of Ethics/Conduct for Buddhist bhikkhus/monks and bhikkhunis/nuns) clearly state that the ordained and novices cannot deal with money. They are not allowed to ...
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What are the limits of Buddhist compassion?

From the Theravada perspective, four brahmaviharas (sublime states or sublime abodes) are virtuous mental states or virtuous mental attitudes that are cultivated, to counter negative mind states. ...
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how to deal with dogmatic people

Before I get to the main question, let me ferret out the parent/child relationship issue. Parent/child relationships always have a power aspect to them. Children (even as adults) aim to establish ...
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Is it correct view, as in renunciation, or desire, to want to die

Arahant Venerable Revata "I don’t delight in death, don’t delight in living. I await my time like a worker his wage. I don’t delight in death, don’t delight in living. I await my time mindful, ...
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Answering Zizek's challenge to Buddhism

We all should accept that there's an incongruence between Buddhist nondiscriminatory/nonjudgemental awareness and ethics. Any attempt at reconciliation between the two is mental gymnastics (like ...
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Answering Zizek's challenge to Buddhism

I don't want to study his view (nor his Hegel etc.) so I'll just reply to your summary. To summarise, he focuses on Zen At War Firstly: Without throwing Japanese Buddhism under the bus, it is a bit ...
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Does the second precept only apply to theft?

The Buddhist precept, "adhinna dhana weramani sikka phadan samadiyami," emphasizes the avoidance of stealing others' possessions. This precept is transgressed when an individual takes ...
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Is it correct view, as in renunciation, or desire, to want to die

Several topics on this site, tagged suicide, have answers which could help to address this question. The second noble truth names, kāma-taṇhā, bhava-taṇhā and vibhava-taṇhā. There are several ...
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In what form or fashion might it be ethical to "bestow" consciousness on an AI? A question and conversation with ChatGPT:

The term "consciousness" (vinnana), as an aggregate, has the very specific meaning of being the interface between the mind and the body. There is another term, "citta", that's ...
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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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Eating meat and buying meat

Killing an animal for consumption violates the first precept in Buddhism. Similarly, instructing someone to kill an animal on your behalf infringes upon the third precept. Buddha's teachings emphasize ...
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