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Are mosquito nets "cheating"?

What is the purpose of meditation. Quoting from What is the meditation and what is its purpose? Meditation is when the mind comes back home. When the mind comes back home it can sit by the fire and ...
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Who propounded "All doesn't exist" in the Buddha's time?

Perhaps it's a bit too frank, I think the OP asked an invalid question. A doctrine of everything doesn't exist cannot be uttered. It's like, a dead man cannot say "I'm dead", or you tell ...
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Is Buddhism Nihilistic?

If witnessing is you, why do you witness both pleasant and unpleasant experiences? Why can't you limit witnessing to only pleasant experiences? Why does the experience of witnessing arise and cease ...
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Feeling concern for others but like my efforts in anything are wasted

I feel concern for others, but like my efforts in anything are wasted. Is there any practice I could engage in, to remedy the latter? Act of the betterment of other, but do not be attached to the ...
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Which Buddhists say that there are no conventionally existent wholes, and for what reasons?

Any sect of Buddhism which emphasises the emptiness of all things probably says that there are no existent wholes but some sects would say that there are conventionally existent wholes. In other words,...
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Why is Buddhism not Nihilism?

So can anyone state for us why Buddhism is not Nihilism? One can argue that from the Ego's point of view Buddhism is nihillisim .Because practicing Buddhism fully, inevitably leads to the ...
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Why is Buddhism not Nihilism?

Buddhism contains optimism and pessimistic view points on life. On the positive side, there is the celebration of merit (virtue, alms giving, helping one another etc). There are the four sublime ...
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Tanha vs "Right Aspiration" & Anatta vs nihilism: how does one resolve contradictions in BUddhism?

Anatta doctrine held by some Buddhist, that there ultimately is no-soul or self Correct. and nothing really "exists" Incorrect. Mind & body exist. Five aggregates exist. Nibbana exists. ...
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Does the will to live cease after enlightenment?

No, the will to live does not cease after enlightenment. Firstly, we have to define what it means to have a will-to-live. Arthur Schopenhauer, he been the first who coined this term, defines the ...
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Does the will to live cease after enlightenment?

"Ceasing the will to live" sounds depressingly suicidal. That's not a good description. Dhammapada 203-204 describes Nirvana as the highest bliss. You could say that the craving to enjoy life and, ...
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Does the will to live cease after enlightenment?

Attaining enlightenment is like running out of gas while driving. The car does not stop immediately and the driver has no desire to hit the breaks to forcefully stop it. Just like how the car stops ...
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Does the will to live cease after enlightenment?

Correct. Other than teaching, generally there would be no reason to continue living (although there could be other compassionate reasons, such as looking after parents).
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Which Buddhists say that there are no conventionally existent wholes, and for what reasons?

There are conventionally existent objects. Whether you call them wholes or parts does not make a difference, since a part is also a whole and a whole a part. For instance, the petals of a flower are a ...
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What could go wrong if one misconstrue Buddhism with nihilism?

I've no formal experience with borderline personality disorder, this answer isn't intended to be relevant to that. I've seen posts on this site where people say, "If you don't believe in rebirth then ...
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Is Buddhism Nihilistic?

You have confused the jhana states to a progression towards enlightenment. This was taught by other teachers before Buddha attained enlightenment and he was not satisfied. From MN26: "In this way ...
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Why is Buddhism not Nihilism?

Because it offers an escape and the path leading to the escape from the impermanent, the substance less and the sorrowful. Nihilism offers no such escape.
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Did the Buddha describe caste as "bigotry, oppression and vanity"?

Not explicitly but he shows on several occasions how dumb an obsession he thought it to be: ‘Ambattha, it is not from the standpoint of the attainment of unexcelled knowledge-and-conduct that ...
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Are mosquito nets "cheating"?

There would be a massive waste of time struggling uselessly. Once you have perfect single-pointedness, nothing can impinge on you. Prior to that, there are endless ways to delay or outright obstruct ...
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How to let go of something the other person involved won't acknowledge

In the West, we tend to affirm protest, intervention, resentment, and even revenge. In contrast, the Buddha tells us to let it go. That's quite a contrast to deal with. AN5.162:6.10: In the same way, ...
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Who propounded "All doesn't exist" in the Buddha's time?

This refers to the old Indian classification of astika vs nastica. Roughly speaking, astika are the ones who believe in standard Hindu religious concepts (reincarnation of souls, karma, asceticism, ...
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Who propounded "All doesn't exist" in the Buddha's time?

In relation to the translation "All Does Not Exist (Sabbaṃ Natthi)", SN 12.15 refers one duality of the world called "Non-Existence" ("Natthitā"). Similarly, the closest Pali term to the Western ...
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Is Buddhism Nihilistic?

You have got it wrong. You say without consciousness there is literally Nothing. This is not true.Buddha rejected Consciousness as self. But remember Buddha didn't say he became Nothing after ...
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Does the will to live cease after enlightenment?

Does will cease? No, it is the opposite, the will is all that remains. As my teacher said, once you "see" the emptiness, you have no reason to live, no reason to die, all you have from that moment on ...
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Why is Buddhism not Nihilism?

Strictly speaking, the experience of emptiness (sunyata) provides experiential insight about one’s basic relationship with the universe, with others, and with oneself. It is an experience that ...
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Why is Buddhism not Nihilism?

Sometimes there are translation issues. When people say that Buddhism is not nihilistic, they are not exactly talking about the definition you gave. One can say that the Buddha never said anything ...
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Why is Buddhism not Nihilism?

'Eternalism' does not mean 'permanence' & 'nihilism' does not mean impermanence. Instead, both Eternalism & Nihilism are forms of 'self-view'. 'Eternalism' is the belief "I" will exist after ...
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