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I have attempted to examine the Pali in this verse. The key word appears to be 'ñattaṃ', which is said to mean 'intellectual faculty' rather than good knowledge (Ñāṇa). Ñatta (nt.) [nomen agentis from jānāti] the intellectual faculty, intelligence . Therefore, this foolishness would not only apply to religion (such as religious people that seek ...


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No, this is not an OK-ish understanding, since it does not approach traditional interpretations (whether that of Tsongkhapa or his opponents belonging to the Jonang school or the Nyingma tradition). First, from the Madhyamika-Prasangika viewpoint (Buddhapalita, Candrakirti, Shantideva, Tsongkhapa, etc) there are thee types of dependent-arising: Dependent ...


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I could not find any commentaries with a detailed explanation on this. I'll use the Bodhi translation of MN 12: What is egg-born generation? There are these beings born by breaking out of the shell of an egg; this is called egg-born generation. What is womb-born generation? There are these beings born by breaking out from the caul; this is called ...


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Buddha was omniscient and had knowledge over all materialistic things,then why did he need a personal physician?Also there are suttas which are to be recited for recovery from diseases which highlight the praises of Buddha,then why couldn't the Buddha and the Arahant Bhikkus protect themselves from the clutches of diseases? Nowhere in the suttas did they ...


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Ud 8.1 says Nibbana is a sense object (ayatana) therefore it is obviously something known. MN 26 says: Then the thought occurred to me, 'This Dhamma that I have attained is deep, hard to see, hard to realize, peaceful, refined, beyond the scope of conjecture, subtle, to-be-experienced (vedanīya) by the wise. SN 56.11 says: ‘This noble truth of ...


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Which types of knowledge results in courage? Emptiness. Realizing Emptiness leads to courage, because when you have nothing you have nothing to lose. Abidelessness is the ultimate courage. Abidelessness is having no conceptual home, no warm stinking lair of the ego to defend, no territory to call your own. You are a "wanderer" in the ultimate sense of the ...


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In Mahayana, intelligence and wisdom are not used interchangeably. Wisdom has various meanings, depending on the context. The issue is that different Tibetan words are translated 'wisdom.' I assume these Tibetan words correspond to different Sanskrit words as well. In the Abhidharma, it says: QUESTION: What is wisdom (shes rab)? RESPONSE: It ...


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In the Buddhist context non self has a special meaning which is not worthy of identifying as self because it is not always pleasant, there is not permanent core, there is not internal or external (God) controller. Also there is conventional and realities. As social conventions you will refer to someone as an entity. This is for the sake of communication.


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Lokīya ñāṇa, as opposed to lokuttara ñāṇa (supramundane knowledge)


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"A fool who knows his foolishness is wise at least to that extent, but a fool who thinks himself wise is a fool indeed." - Dhammapada 63 If a foolish person were to become aware that he is foolish, there is potential for spiritual growth. But the fool who thinks that he is wise, blocks himself from any spiritual development due to his delusion.


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Is there concept of recollection in Buddhism? Recollection meditation is a form of contemplative meditation. You should recollect as such, in the case of recollection of the Dhamma: Well-taught is the True Teaching [the Dharma] of the Blessed One, visible here and now, immediate, inviting one to come and see, accessible, to be personally known by the ...


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So your question is "Tyag se he mukti milte h" which means sacrifice, renowned and non attachment will bring Salvation. Nothing like anything is never said by Buddha. However coming back to question first of all Lord Buddha's view on salvation is a bit tricky if you are coming from a Hindu background, by that I mean you are not supposed to sacrifice ...


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There's a slightly different translation here which says "skill" instead of "knowledge": The skill of a fool can only harm him; it destroys his merit and his wisdom (lit., it severs his head). In the background story, the example of "skill" is of someone who "was very skilful in throwing stones at things". Also, "cleaves his head" is a literal ...


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You should give use more reference, because there are many difference definition from each teacher. However, I guess your question refer to objects, knowledge, of mundane right view in mahācattārīsakasutta: “And what, bhikkhus, is right view? Right view, I say, is twofold: there is right view that is affected by taints, partaking of merit, ripening in ...


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Buddha's Dhamma and the Reality is one thing. Why we are facing problems in this world? And why we are running after different things? It is because we haven't understood the reality of the world. Different people run after different things (Youngers -> Money, Politicians -> Power, Who-does't-have-water-to-drink -> Water, Mother -> Children, ...


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Enlightenment can be compared to knowing the mathematical limit of a function. You don't have to literally know all values to understand that a function approaches zero at infinity. Something like this. "Knowing the limit" has practical implications to how you deal with the specifics of what you encounter day to day. When you see the principle, you see ...


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In science, when we find evidence that proves some hypothesis, we cannot say that we've found the truth behind the studied phenomenon. We can only say that, until this point, the hypothesis works and it's useful to explain that phenomenon, and that, until refuted, we can use that hypothesis as a provisional working hypothesis, which is subject to eventual ...


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In Buddhism, 'wisdom' is something that cuts through & eradicates mental defilements (of greed, hatred & delusion), leading to the ending of suffering. Where as other types of knowledge do not. To quote: And what is the faculty of wisdom (paññā)? There is the case where a monk, a disciple of the noble ones, is wise, endowed with wisdom of ...


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You must imagine that after enlightenment, the Buddha became omniscient and had become a god or superman of sorts. I believe this is an exaggeration. Enlightenment made him fully understand and realize the four noble truths, but if he was here today, he won't be able to tell you how to make a vaccine for Covid-19. On the other hand, the Buddha and Ven. ...


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Even enlightenment does not make you free from Karma. Once someone becomes an arahat he/she does not have any need to live but until the past Karma is expended an arahat lives. So in the same way Buddha has told why he got certain diseases and injuries. Eg: A recurring headache because in a previous life as Bodhisattva, he became happy at the sight of a big ...


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No, the Buddha lived in an age where things such as germs, atoms, nuclei, molecules, thermodynamics, neurology, etc. were unknown. This is largely irrelevant to Buddhism, though there are similarities in their values and approach. Science attempts to create theories and experiments that are independent of the human range of senses and way of thinking. The ...


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From MN 137 below, we read about the six sense media, one of which is the intellect or mind medium which senses ideas and thoughts. From MN 137 (translated by Ven. Thanissaro): "'The six internal sense-media should be known': thus was it said. And in reference to what was it said? The eye-medium, the ear-medium, the nose-medium, the tongue-medium, the ...


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The buddha said that some people found the truth before him, but of coure most people didn't “In the same way, I had now arrived at the ancient way of the noble ones, the ancient path of the noble ones, the ancient way trodden by the noble ones, along which passed the noble ones of ancient times, and which I should now follow, namely this Noble ...


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Nirvana is an application of the fire-metaphor (a fire going out) used to point at certain aspects of The Goal. What aspects? dispassion, disenchantment the finality (no state subtler than this, nothing further to be attained, no realization that is more fundamental, no fuel to burn, no further becoming) There are other aspects of The Goal not covered by ...


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Pragmatism is the most important thing in Buddhism, as seen in the Parable of the Poisoned Arrow and the Parable of the Simsapa Leaves. Buddhism uses whatever means to end suffering. In SN 22.93, the Buddha says that the five aggregates (form, feeling, perception, mental formations and consciousness) are impermanent or inconstant and also stressful or ...


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As you said, one of the questions which science asks is, "Is this a useful model?" There's a topic on his site, How is it wrong to believe that a self exists, or that it doesn't? I think it implies that "There is a self" and "There isn't a self" are both problematic models -- for example: If there is a self then what/where ...


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Loneliness of the long distance Dhamma practitioner. bit.ly/bbclonely BBC "Focus" March 2018 "You are not alone" An article giving much focus on the fact of loneliness in this age of social networking. One solution reminded me of my bedsitter, pub socializing days in Belsize Park: strictly for the young. Sadly no references to Dhamma, quite blind to ...


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