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Is there a middle way between working towards personal liberation and liberation for all sentient beings?

There is no conflict, the dichotomy is false and is based on incorrect understanding. As Buddha said in Sedaka Sutta: When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, ...
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Does Theravada Buddhism encourages animal release?

There is a non-offence clause under the precept against theft for monks that seems to suggest the goodness of it: tena kho pana samayena aññataro bhikkhu pāse bandhaṃ sūkaraṃ kāruññena muñci. tassa ...
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Regarding Nicca and Anicca natures of Avidya and Prajna

If Tanha(craving) is caused by Avijja(ignorance) and if Avijja is sustained by Tanha, the cycle cannot be broken using Avijja and Tanha. But that doesn't mean it cannot be broken using something that ...
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What is the consequence to living life with self realism behavior?

It is a good question that you asked @singhindolia. You and I and every one and everything that exists within time and space go through five stages in life. This is inevitable. This is certain to ...
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What is the consequence to living life with self realism behavior?

Any seed's highest behaviour is to blossom into a full-fledged state which is fruit, flower etc similarly Humans can be full-fledged beings which are in the state of Blissfulness and other pleasant ...
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Does Theravada Buddhism encourages animal release?

No, the Theravada tradition wouldn't encourage things like driving around a truck full of shellfish in holy cities, hoping for them to somehow develop Saddha and get a higher birth. Only on very rare ...
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Is there a middle way between working towards personal liberation and liberation for all sentient beings?

It depends on what you or your school has decided about the nature of who we really are. If we are so throughly interconnected, interdepedent, either in a Huayen way or maybe just as one big shared ...
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Is there a middle way between working towards personal liberation and liberation for all sentient beings?

Dhammapada verse 166 For the sake of another's benefit, however great it may be, do not neglect one's own (moral) benefit. Clearly perceiving one's own benefit one should make every effort to attain ...
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Is it possible to be reborn for all eternity?

First, if I may, I will correct one misunderstanding: Enlightenment = free from rebirth =/= not no MORE rebirth... Enlightenment means one will not be bounded on the wheel of destiny--rather one ...
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Did the Buddha state that there is only one way, and state/imply that any other path (such as those practiced by yogis) was futile?

https://suttacentral.net/en/mn11 for the Buddha's statement that there are no true recluses beyond the Sangha. “Bhikkhus, only here is there a recluse, only here a second recluse, only here a ...
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Is liberation possible for those practicing unskillful means?

What you call "conventional right view" is just skillful means to help one adopt a skillful or wholesome mindset. It's just a helpful tool. The following is an example. “This noble disciple ...
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Is liberation possible for those practicing unskillful means?

no, liberation and right view occur simultaneously the way access concentration/shamata occurs along with the cessation of desire for sense objects ie. food and sex worth noting that incomplete right ...
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Is there a Buddhist school / tradition wich recognizes the endless cycle of rebirth but doesn't teach that we should get liberated from it?

Many Mahayana Buddhist traditions believe that liberation is specifically freedom from suffering rather than freedom from being present in the universe. But suffering is not to be avoided. It is to ...
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What is the consequence to living life with self realism behavior?

We should follow daily routines which will lead to a no daily routine. That is following the Noble Eightfold Path.
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Did the Buddha state that there is only one way, and state/imply that any other path (such as those practiced by yogis) was futile?

In short, the Buddha said, there is one path for the purification of beings. Some meditation techniques the objective is blissful states. Buddhism does not say there is one path for this. Some of that ...
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Is there a middle way between working towards personal liberation and liberation for all sentient beings?

Many thanks to everyone who answered. All the answers got me to think of the issue in different ways and to refer to Suttas to get a better understanding. I recently came upon this article on the ...
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Does Theravada Buddhism encourages animal release?

This article claims, In East Asian Buddhism and particularly in Tibet and China, the release of animals, particularly birds or fish, into their natural environment became an important way of ...
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3 deliverance 8 liberations and stages of enlightenment

According to Classical Theravada (that is, the Pali Canon as interpreted by the Commentaries and the Visuddhimagga) the three deliverance just refer to which of the three characteristics is the most ...
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