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Remarkably, for every single question I would have asked the Buddha or the Sangha, I've always found an answer in the suttas. There are a lot of suttas, so searching them can be overwhelming. The internet provides many ways to search the suttas. For example, for Early Buddhist Texts, Suttacentral.net has a prolific search engine that returns a massive ...


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Good householder, By generosity, respect and goodwill toward the Gems, through the carrier (or vehicle) which is the Sangha of Monks, this Dhamma-Vinaya would have foundation to get introduced and maybe established within the country. The teachings of the Buddha, and its spreading deeper into a certain community in the world, would always have to be ...


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One doesn't introduce Buddhism to a country. One introduces Buddhism to people, and people carry it with them where they go. Spreading Buddhism is like spilling water; it goes where it will, without much regard for borders, and nourishes those it touches.


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First of all, good householder, it's important to take care of yourself, meaning staying within the frames of references. Second, may good householder gain firm faith into the first Noble truth, and then firm investigate of what else the fear of losing beloved form, sound, smell, taste, touch and giving of thoughts could be. Once good householder is clear ...


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I will not accept my own answer to my own question. But here I found a sutta which allows begging for alms by laypersons. From SN 7.19: When the greetings and polite conversation were over, he sat down to one side and said to the Buddha, “Master Gotama, I seek alms by legitimate means, which I use to provide for my mother and father. In doing so, am I doing ...


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