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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 probability, you will be born in the same plane, which increases the chance of meeting again. There is no guarantee through. This will make ...


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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, gradually slopes, gradually slants, certainly does not fall away abruptly, so, monks, in this Dhamma and Discipline there is a gradual training, a gradual ...


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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 senses, the origin of the six senses, the satisfaction of the six senses, the problem with the six senses, the end of the six senses, and the way to the end of ...


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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 an end to this. However, Buddhism also has the concept of rebirth. Actually think about it, rebirth is there due to impermanence. For if one dies and ...


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"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" together.


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There is no difference in manner or extent between how rebirth happens in this very life from moment to moment and what happens from life to life. So ask yourself, how does rebirth in this very life that happens from moment to moment fit with the fact that everything is impermanent? It is precisely because we are impermanent beings that we are reborn from ...


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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 happiness'. The Buddha's revelation of Nirvana is the 1st systematically explained historical revelation of liberation. The doctrines of liberation of other ...


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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 in life in Buddhism is really the pursuit of happiness. From Dhammapada 203-204: Hunger is the worst disease, conditioned things the worst suffering. ...


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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 the goal is to ''understand as it actually is.'' which means understanding the origin of dukkha, dukkha itself and the cessation of dukkha http://www.buddha-...


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