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Maintaining respect to their previous faith while explaining Buddhism to a person who is in another school of Buddhism or another religion?

It is most honorable to do whatever you can so that people who take what you give take it smoothly. However, what you can do in this area is limited. To paraphrase Lama Tsongkhapa, if he who receives ...
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Burst bubble : How to deal with a traumatizing event?

Know that they are only actors and don't watch it if it's going to traumatize you. Don't watch any movies unless you like distraction.
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Audio guided meditation recommendations?

The "How To Meditate" YouTube video playlist by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu is highly recommended. It includes both sitting and walking meditation. This is more like vipassana meditation based on the four ...
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Is there an API for Buddhist texts?

SC has a API. E.g. : https://suttacentral.net/data?suttas=dn1,dn2 Also see: https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/suttacentral-api-apps/1927/8 Also the data is in Github. E.g. https://github.com/...
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Burst bubble : How to deal with a traumatizing event?

How do we understand this kind of sick entertainment in a Buddhist perspective (why do people enjoy this kind of things)? I don't enjoy that kind of thing (i.e. "horror movies"), so I don't ever ...
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What Buddhist Software is there?

Not answering the question up there, but just to point out that there is a lack of triple A high quality good Buddhist games in the market. So I have created a facebook group: https://www.facebook....
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Does illegal downloading or viewing of copyright material violate the second precept?

You ask, "But can this be considered as stealing in Buddhism?" The text of the 2nd precept is, I think, more literally to "abstain from taking what is not given". So even if ignoring Copyright isn't ...
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Does illegal downloading or viewing of copyright material violate the second precept?

Copyright violation is the unlawful taking of that which does not rightfully belong to oneself, to the detriment of the owner, and as such violates the second precept. Because this type of violation ...
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What Buddhist Software is there?

I recently made a non-commercial VR app to help perform Color Kasina Meditation: https://www.reddit.com/r/Buddhism/comments/6ly19h/color_kasina_meditation_app_free_download/
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Burst bubble : How to deal with a traumatizing event?

1:- How do we understand this kind of sick entertainment in a Buddhist perspective (why do people enjoy this kind of things)? How do we understand this? As impermanent, not ultimately satisfactory, ...
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Maintaining respect to their previous faith while explaining Buddhism to a person who is in another school of Buddhism or another religion?

(note: Quotes have been taken form the discussion here and are form Mr. Theravada, the questioner) For example if you try to explain the reason for the sudden rise of extremist terrorism it is hard ...
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Maintaining respect to their previous faith while explaining Buddhism to a person who is in another school of Buddhism or another religion?

As a Buddhist priest who has struggled with being too "caustic" in both that and other realms (music criticism, etc.) I have found that being explicit with your concerns about your own ability to ...
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Is playing computer games an unwholesome activity?

The mind-state one is having is most important. A happy, joyful state, filled with focus and energy is not only positive but also similar to samadhi. This mind-state is free from the Three Poisons ...
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Audio guided meditation recommendations?

Ajahn Jayasaro has a lot of Dhamma talks, Q&As and guided meditation sessions. Just look up on YouTube.
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Is there a serious TV channel which is for Buddhist community?

While I'm not aware of any TV channels which are not geographically bound, I think you can use YouTube channels, that have regularly published content, as sort of TV channels. Here are some Theravada ...
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Audio guided meditation recommendations?

Nyom Pedros, First Things First! It's totally wise of your friend to seek after "audio guided 'meditation'" since path and right view does not come from 'meditation', but right meditation is caused ...
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Audio guided meditation recommendations?

Tell your friend to try out the headspace app. It's very beginner friendly and it helps create a sense on progression. https://www.headspace.com/meditation-101/what-is-meditation
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If I download illegal material for my education and if the material is not in my reach in my country, is it still bad karma?

Your desire is what makes the difference. If you learn for the sake of learning but not to make a living nothing is wrong in it. Stealing implies that you have taken something that belong to others. ...
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How are bhikkhus using social networking sites?

My experience is that there are two types of using social networks in a monastery. One is a collective use made by the whole community of monks and nuns, and this can be very wholesome, for giving ...
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What are some entertaining/fictional movies, books, etc. about Buddhadharma or Buddha himself?

Books: -Hesse's Siddhartha is interesting, but it is not an account of the Buddha himself. It touches on elements of Buddha dharma, but can be somewhat confusing in its intermingling of dharma and ...
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Does illegal downloading or viewing of copyright material violate the second precept?

For stealing to happen the following conditions should be fulfilled: i) An article belonging to another legally and blamelessly. ii) Knowledge that the article belongs to another. iii) There must be ...
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