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Where do “new” humans come from?

We are not necessarily re-incarnations of prior human beings. There are 31 planes of existence in Buddhism. So the present human beings could result from any of the 26 planes out of 31 planes of ...
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"Human Dignity" in Buddhism

Dignity in Buddhism is not built-in, it is to be earned. A realized person is respected because they deserve to be respected. If someone can control one's emotions, does not fall victim to one's ...
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Does the Buddha deny genetic differences?

MN 98 is about "jati" or "social identity". The Buddha says physical birth or "ancestry" is unrelated to jati; that the jatis are verbal designations assigned due to kamma (actions). For example, ...
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If a snake is eating a human infant in front of me what should I do?

Just kill the snake and save the baby Ok , this would be the reaction of a person who has no idea what Buddhism is . But , even if we know Buddhism to some extent, we would do the same . Because ...
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"Human Dignity" in Buddhism

each of us deserves to be not only treated with respect but also valued as a part of humanity whatever our origin or our place in society That may be true, for at least three reasons: It's not "a ...
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Does the Buddha deny genetic differences?

That translation you quote is not very clear. What it actually says is, animals are classified by their inborn characteristics, what modern science calls "phenotype". While humans are not classified ...
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Would total annihilation of Humanity cause Nirvana for everyone?

The human realm is only one of the thirty one planes of existence mentioned in Buddhist sutras. If all of humanity is wiped out, we will likely end up in the other realms. Even when a world cycle ends ...
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Can Cyborg/ Trans-human reach enlightenment? When enlightenment is depended on a Human Body

This question is actually unanswerable. However a human being is vastly more complicated than a mere cyborg. The ability to achieve enlightenment. Whereas a cyborg would be created artificially, and ...
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Will earth become a planet without Humans?

Definitly, As per science when there is a start, there must be end. Even our galaxy will expire. you can take example of anything in this world, nothing is permanent.
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Where do “new” humans come from?

There is no evidence all of us are re-incarnations of prior human beings. If we were, the Buddha would have explicitly explained this. MN 38 explains how a new child comes to be: Bhikkhus, the ...
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Can the dharmakaya buddha be manifest as human?

I am writing from the point of view of Tibetan Buddhism. Your question actually has two aspects. The only thing that can set humans apart from other sentient beings is realization of "precious human ...
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Lower realms rising?

an unnatural state of mind which his friends first assumed to be a typical porn addiction I can't off the top of my head list symptoms of "a typical porn addiction". So I'm not sure there is ...
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Lower realms rising?

If the man was a monk, he would eventually be expelled from the monastic order. Similarly, if the man's mind has been consumed by pornography to the point his behaviour is contrary to social norms, ...
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Most frequent realms for post-human rebirth

Then the Exalted One, taking up a little dust on the tip of his finger-nail, said to the monks: "Now what think ye, monks? Which is the greater, this little dust I have taken up on the tip of my ...
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Does evolution contradict Buddhism?

I have not yet read the sutta you are referring to but i'm aware of both teaching (biological & Buddhist evolutions). So i am going to answer the last part of your question. Evolution vs Buddhism ...
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Similarity between creation in Abrahamic religions and beginning of life in Earth mentioned Agganna Sutta?

This is a very good question. So I do not understand why it would have been downvoted. In addition to Chris' answer I would like to comment (I would do this as a comment, but I don't have enough ...
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Similarity between creation in Abrahamic religions and beginning of life in Earth mentioned Agganna Sutta?

There are many web sites on the 'net where the suttas are collected, but some people recommend http://dharmafarer.org/ as a source for "in-depth analysis" of a sutta. Here then is Dharmafarer's ...
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Similarity between creation in Abrahamic religions and beginning of life in Earth mentioned Agganna Sutta?

In buddhism eating anything is not forbidden. Is it the the desire to experience also and the creatures evolved to have the respective faculties like the tongue. These experiences increase carving and ...
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"Human Dignity" in Buddhism

In the time of the Buddha there was a cast system whereby people were segregated by cast. The Buddha mentioned that it is not by birth but through conduct that a person would become superior or not. ...
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Will earth become a planet without Humans?

Not if, my dear friend, when. Suffering will always exist. It is after all the first noble truth. But I think your question is a theoretical one, and a very good one. Yes, theoreticaly, if all ...
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Where do “new” humans come from?

This question is born out of the misconception that Buddhism teaches reincarnation as in after death you can only become a human (I've seen this same question and criticism of reincarnation on many ...
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If a snake is eating a human infant in front of me what should I do?

Here are 2 stories from the Abhidhamma commentary. A farmer who, after having taken his precepts from a respected monk, went to look for his buffalo that had strayed into the forest. Along the ...
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Can Cyborg/ Trans-human reach enlightenment? When enlightenment is depended on a Human Body

Buddha has said, “Dear Bhikkhus, ones who would not realize this Dhamma is like this earth (in amount). Ones who realize this is like this small amount of soil on my finger nail.” If it is so for you ...
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What the characters of a human being?

Beings with consciousness encompass all sentient beings, in addition to being self aware human being have a capacity to be compassionate, temperate, and just; generally humans have a capacity to be ...
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Can Cyborg/ Trans-human reach enlightenment? When enlightenment is depended on a Human Body

There is a precedent that the Buddha set for letting in a 'different' set of humans, when he allowed women to join the Sangha, and his reasoning there we that the female mind had the capacity to reach ...
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If a snake is eating a human infant in front of me what should I do?

Based on the monk's Vinaya (rules), intentionally killing a human being results in immediate expulsion from the monastic community where as killing a snake does not. Therefore, killing an infant is ...
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Where do “new” humans come from?

As per My knowledge of Buddhism Lord Buddha said this is a Question That Time Wast's. Buddha said you cannot ever find end for where new Humans come from.. its like you cannot find End of the Universe....
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