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Buddhism broke up my marriage

I don't suppose that any of us are qualified to advise you on your marriage or the optimal duration of it. In theory, I really don't think it's fair to say that Buddhist love is non-romantic. The ...
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What is the meaning of Anicca and Anatta?

It is 'anatta' that means our inability to control the five aggregate, as found in the Pali as follows, where the word 'anicca' is not found at all: Rūpaṃ, bhikkhave, anattā. Rūpañca hidaṃ, ...
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What is the phantom in the conclusion of the Diamond Sutra?

No phantom, no... The Diamond Sutra in Classical Chinese, wherein one of the verses instantly enlightened the 6th Patriarch Huineng, the corresponding verse to your quote is this: 一切有為法,如夢幻泡影,...
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Buddhism broke up my marriage

She is your Buddha, your dharma, and your sangha. Love the world through your love for her. Your marriage is your refuge and your bodhimandala. It is the place where you will awaken - no less ...
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Buddhism broke up my marriage

Buddhism does not contradict romantic love; Buddhism contradicts romantic obsession. Granting that this is a terribly difficult discrimination for most people to make — confusing love with obsession ...
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Is change permanent?

Change is permanent. The Laws of Nature (Dhamma) are permanent. The unchanging Nibbana (Nirvana) is also permanent. Buddhism explains only conditioned things (sankhara) are impermanent; thus ...
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Buddhism broke up my marriage

Eating food is impermanent. After a few minutes, the food is chewed & swallowed. After 24 hours or so, the food becomes excrement. However, we still eat food. Similarly, your lives as husband &...
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Impermanence (Anicca) and Mindfulness in general

That is two questions. I'll answer the second. Things are not unsatisfactory in themselves because they don't have selves. Anicca is the flip side of Anatta (non-self). Because things are made ...
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How do I practice ' see things as they are'?

In my understanding of the explanations I received: As many Buddhist concepts, "seeing things as they are" is a pointer to something happening in real life, but not necessarily in a sense we assume. ...
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Is it true that everything is unconditionally changeable?

All conditioner have 3 sub-characteristics (upāda[jāti], ṭhiti[jarā], and bhaṅga[maraṇa]) according to the description of 5 aggregates and 12 dependent originations. Saṅkhāra means cause of effects. ...
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Time vs Impermanence

What is the connection between time and impermanence ? Are they different terms for the same thing ? The two are very different concepts. Time can be thought of as the conceptualization of ...
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Is there a blissful equivalent to dukkha caused by impermanence?

Have you read MN 44? “Pleasant feeling is pleasant in remaining, & painful in changing, friend Visākha. Painful feeling is painful in remaining & pleasant in changing. Neither-pleasant-nor-...
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MN 137 - Directed only to Stream Entrants (and beyond)?

The way my teacher explained a crucial point about this was summarized with a single but powerful word: Immediacy! At some point in our practice our familiarity with Dharma should go beyond it being ...
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How do you write Anicca (Impermanence) in Pali script?

Pāli was in oral tradition, so pāli had no its own script. However, pāli can be written by most of the indo-europian script instead. Therefore, the best tattoo in Buddhism is reciting the Sutta in ...
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Buddhism broke up my marriage

when you know that sooner or later this relationship will lead to pain and dissatisfaction and come to an end? I'm not clear, I'm mixing everything up, but I'm really frustrated and angry. If I ...
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Why did Buddha put so much emphasis on no-self?

The answer to the question is the message of the Nakulapita Sutta. Now, how is one afflicted in body & afflicted in mind? He assumes [each of the five aggregates] to be the self, or the self as ...
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What does 'passing away of dhamma' mean in Satipatthana sutta?

The materialistic mindset invented language built around the key notion of objects. Objects are represented by nouns. In contrast to that, the spiritual mindset or the mind-over-matter mindset came up ...
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3 marks of existence: conditioned vs unconditioned things?

Imagine you were looking for Nirvana, Enlightenment, Liberation - whatever you want to call it. As a rational man you are, you would think logically: Regardless of what Nirvana actually is (whatever ...
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3 marks of existence: conditioned vs unconditioned things?

All compounded and/ or conditioned things are impermanent or changing. This applies to the five aggregates, physical objects, matter, energy, physical space, time, most mental concepts and ideas etc. ...
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Which word is more suitable for describing reality?

Reality is a word that has two opposite meanings: Sentient being's subjective reality, known in the modern semiotic science as "Umwelt", is the world a sentient being finds itself in: a ...
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Who is responsible for making sankharas impermanent?

I think the doctrine is that a person could assume there is such a thing as "me" -- but that, if they do then that's not a useful/helpful theory, it's misleading. Instead we're encouraged to ...
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What is the phantom in the conclusion of the Diamond Sutra?

These are all metaphors for impermanent things. Phantom is a ghost. You can find the full text in Tibetan and English here An audio lecture (four parts) can be found here (On the main page click ...
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Anicca (when and how?)

The Buddha put high emphasize on Anicca and thus it shouldn't be dismissed. The Buddha put an emphasis on many dhammas. The Buddha did not actually teach to constantly remind oneself of anicca ...
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Impermanence (Anicca) and Mindfulness in general

Yes. One should be in constant awareness seeing impermanence as you mentioned. Yato ca bhikkhu atapi, sampajannam na rincatiatapi, sampajannam na rincati; tato so vedana sabba, parijanati ...
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On Sati-Sampajanna

So if I am mindful of let's say a sensation or I am just mindful of a specific body part This statement is wrong understanding. Mindfulness does not mean to be aware, conscious or observant of a ...
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Is what is impermanent always the cause of suffering?

Is what is impermanent always the cause of suffering? It's not. The cause of suffering is your Identification with the Impermanent.
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Is what is impermanent always the cause of suffering?

Getting angry or possessive causes suffering. Impermanence does not have to occur. Mere attachment is enough, which is why the 1st noble truth defines all suffering as attachment (upadana). When ...
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Dispassion in Buddhism

I am aware of the drawbacks mentioned in MN.19 , but could this way of thinking, that is, the shortness of pleasure not lead to isolation/life rejection? Yes. MN 19, similar to AN 3.38, MN 26, etc, ...
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