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Stories and teachings that glorify adult children and speak against toxic parenting

Yes. There is a teaching from the Buddha that is very practical about this. He exhorts you to be the son or daughter who is superior to their unvirtuous parents. “Now what, bhikkhus, is the superior ...
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28 Yaksha Generals

To my knowledge, there are12 Yaksha Generals and 28 Legions Serving Avalokiteshvara, but they refer to different beings. In Japanese Buddhism, the latter are called 二十八部衆, Nijūhachi Bushū. The link ...
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Is there an equivalent of "Dokkaebi" in Buddhism?

What you describe fits yakkha (Pali) or yaksha (Sanskrit). You can find more info on this on the Wikipedia page on Yaksha where it says: Yaksha (Sanskrit: यक्ष yakṣa, Kannada: ಯಕ್ಷ yakṣa, Tamil: ...
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Stories and teachings that glorify adult children and speak against toxic parenting

A bad example is still one to learn from. We can learn from others' mistakes. And in this way, we can understand that what the Buddha said is still true: iti106:3.2: ‘First teachers’ is a term for ...
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Is there an equivalent of "Dokkaebi" in Buddhism?

According to the buddhism having supernatural powers is a matter of mind level. So any of the creatures including human, deva(god) or yakka can have powerful minds which has the ability to do things ...
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When will Maitreya Buddha come according to the Manimekalai?

Let's bear in mind that according to the sources referenced in the Wikipedia page Manimekalai, this book was written either before the 5th century CE, in the 6th century CE or latest 950 CE according ...
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Pali Scriptures & Folklore

Pali scriptures were brought down by the Sangha who actively practice the teachings of the Buddha. The oral tradition and later the scriptures were verified by many Buddhist councils which were headed ...
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