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Lord Budhdha nor anyone can deliver others to Nirvana. Your deliverance is in your hands. Lord Budhdha can only show you the path. Walking on it is your responsibility. Lord Budhdha clearly teaches that the Apaya and even planes of existence like Arupaloka are unsuitable places because in these planes you cannot hear Dhamma. If you are in them, you first ...


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As you are a practitioner of Mahamudra, any answer to this particular question should focus on Tibetan Buddhism, as there are different treatments of Emptiness in the various schools of Buddhism. Trying to make sense of these other views using the logical explanations of the teachings you are following may be causing some of your difficulty trying to make ...


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I quote all of these from the book "A History of Indian Buddhism: From Sakyamuni to Early Mahayana" (1990) by Hirakawa Akira (professor and widely respected academic authority in Buddhist Studies), and translated by Paul Groner. The whole book in PDF format can be downloaded here and here. Firstly, the lifetime of the Buddha: One of the most ...


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I'm not sure I understand the question. What are some theories? There are some theories about the origins of Mahayana introduced here on Wikipedia: Mahayana -- History so early (no later than 75 CE)? As for dates, maybe the dating is inline with what scholars expect -- for example Stanford scholar discusses Buddhism and its origins says, As far as we know, ...


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