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How can people meet again after rebirth?

If you both have: (1) compatible faith (sama,saddhā), (2) compatible virtue (sama,silā), (3) compatible charity (sama,cāgā), (4) compatible wisdom (sama,pannā). Sama,jivi Sutta 1 With the balance of ...
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Can new beings come into existence without this existence being a rebirth?

The beginnings of samsara and the precise working out of kamma is basically unknown, unknowable and may bring madness and vexation to anyone speculating on them. Transmigration (samsara) has no known ...
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Why does Buddhism use the word "realm" when describing one of the different races?

Buddhism isn't concerned with genetics, the phyla of biology, or social categories like race. When Buddhism talks about 'realms of reincarnation,' it is referring to the incarnation of certain mental ...
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Why does Buddhism use the word "realm" when describing one of the different races?

I think it's a translation of loka which is also translated "world" or "plane".
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Do Buddhists talk about insides?

I think you must be thinking of 'middle'. Things have beginnings, middles, and ends. And yes the suttas are filled with discussions of all three. "It was not until I had thoroughly understood the six ...
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How to stop thinking about metaphysical questions?

Practice Vipassana meditation using breath or walking. This will help you to contemplate on wholesome thought. If you want to stop Vitakka and Vicara you have to practice Samatha meditation. Vitakka ...
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What is the ultimate goal of Buddhism? Is it nirvana?

But what is the ultimate goal of Buddhism? To begin with maybe it's not entirely about, perhaps even not at all about, an "ultimate goal". Just as the great ocean, monks, gradually inclines,...
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How does rebirth fit with the fact that everything is impermanent?

"Rebirth" is a moral teaching in Buddhism; about destiny due to action (karma). "Impermanence" is a transcendent teaching in Buddhism. "Rebirth" and "impermanence" are not intended to "fit" ...
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How to stop thinking about metaphysical questions?

I can actually give you an answer...but would that satisfy you? Would you trust this stranger enough to trust her words? "metaphysical questions or what could be after death or if it is nothing etc" ...
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How to stop thinking about metaphysical questions?

Take a look at the suggestions in the Discourse on the Relaxation of Thoughts or also called the Discourse on the Removal of Distracting Thoughts. Below, let me summarize the techniques found in that ...
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Life after death in buddhism

One of the most fundamental differences is that Hindus believe in a soul (atman) that passes from one life to a next, like when "you die", "you" will be reborn in heaven. Buddhists ...
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Reunion with the loved one after death and in next life

Your first question is answered by the following suttas. There the Blessed One said: "From an inconstruable beginning comes transmigration. A beginning point is not evident, though beings ...
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Life after death in buddhism

Hinduism teaches that each person has an immortal soul or self that reincarnates and transmigrates after death. It changes body like a person changing clothes. As a person sheds worn-out garments and ...
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Place of death and rebirth

The exact place and circumstance of rebirth is an unconjecturable. "The [precise working out of the] results of kamma is an unconjecturable that is not to be conjectured about, that would bring ...
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How does rebirth fit with the fact that everything is impermanent?

One of the lessons Buddhism teaches is that everything is impermanent. Our thoughts, our feelings, our emotions, our bodies, our life. Everything. We are surrounded by death. We are mortals. There is ...
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Do Buddhists talk about insides?

The aggregates of mind and body, being ever subject to cause and effect, as we saw above, pass through the inconceivably rapid moments of arising, presently existing, and ceasing (uppaada, .thiti, bha"...
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What is the ultimate goal of Buddhism? Is it nirvana?

The Buddha's revelation of Nirvana is officially defined as the cessation of greed, hatred & delusion or 'The Deathless'. For simple minded people, the Dhammapada explains 'Nirvana is the highest ...
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What is the ultimate goal of Buddhism? Is it nirvana?

The ultimate goal in Buddhism is the end of suffering. But why would you want to reach the end of suffering? The reason is to attain the only permanent happiness, which is Nirvana. So, one's mission ...
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What is the ultimate goal of Buddhism? Is it nirvana?

That's easy, there is a sutta just for you https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an11/an11.001.than.html and the '''noble search'' https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.026.than.html ...
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