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What is New Age Buddhism?

I think we should differentiate Buddhism from New Age movements, they may share some goals (happiness), some tools (meditation) and some teachings, however they are very different in some key aspects, ...
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What is the Buddhist point of view of the Law of Attraction?

See the links dependent origination more particularly: With Contact as condition, Feeling arises With Feeling as condition, Craving arises With Craving as condition, Clinging arises So attraction ...
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What is the Buddhist point of view of the Law of Attraction?

Law of attraction seems to create and stimulate attachments, people crave for things and think about them constantly, concentrating the mind on different desires, in that sense I think it is hard to ...
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What is the Buddhist point of view of the Law of Attraction?

The Law of Attraction seems to take certain Buddhist teachings out of context in order to make worldly life more comfortable. In Buddhism, especially in Mahayana and Vajrayana, there are teachings on ...
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What is the Buddhist point of view of the Law of Attraction?

My understanding of the Law of Attraction is that it is a way to affect what happens to you by thinking about what you want to have happen. If you want to receive money; you think about receiving ...
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What is the Buddhist point of view of the Law of Attraction?

I think there is no conflict between law of attraction and buddhism. But as per my understanding what buddha says is as long as you need something you will be born (and in the process you may get it). ...
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What is New Age Buddhism?

I know more about Buddhism than new age, but I'll take a stab and listing the contrasts: New age is radically eclectic and blends all sorts of religions and para-religious concepts. New age has a ...
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Is the Tathagata 'special'?

Why does good householder Ilya, so long and often wisely involved, as such a fullish question, actually knowing for her self? Why would on join a "Tathagata-form" at first place, if ...
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Is the Tathagata 'special'?

It is not personification. There is evidence that Gotama Buddha exists in India. He is special so he was called Samma Sambuddha. ================ when the Buddha is designated a sammā Sambuddha, "...
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The concept of being the part of the universe

You may in fact be asking about "identity view", which is a key concept in the suttas: For a little baby doesn’t even have a concept of ‘identity’, so how could identity view possibly arise in them?...
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If consciousness is a Reification, how does a Buddha attain the Truth?

The Buddha attains the Truth through cessation of reification. Reification is an important concept in (modern) Mahayana Buddhism. It refers to (samsaric) mind's tendency to assume something to be ...
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Is Vinanna a Reification of Recognition?

I think that both these questions depend on the meaning of the word "reify". I guess you understand "reify" to mean "say that something is real when it isn't" -- and so you dislike nidanas being ...
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New to the site, new to Buddhism

A few comments on Dhammadhatu's excellent answer, for now mostly pertaining to "Is Buddhism a religion?" and "Does Buddhism answer important questions? First, it is correct to say that Buddhism is ...
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New to the site, new to Buddhism

Artist Buddha? The Buddha denounces individual expression and passion in favor of being grounded in peace and happiness. How to get to Nirvana? Follow the Buddha's Eightfold Path to cultivate an ...
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