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In which sutta does the Buddha discuss his attitudes toward his audience either understanding or not understanding his teaching?

How about this? If the teacher understands the meaning and the teaching, then that's a good enough reason to teach. If the audience understands the meaning and the teaching, then that's a good enough ...
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Where are the references of Vesak in the Pali canon?

You have to imagine whether you are in that time first, at the age of memorizing not reading like nowadays. They almost always memorize all memories as approximation like we memorize as month, quarter,...
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Why is it called "Nama" as in namarupam?'

nama = name nama (following) = mental element which could tend to do it's duty on an object. nama (is followed by) = nibbana
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How to understand lay equanimity from MN 137?

What does that mean? What is an example of lay equanimity? The outward appearance of equanimity based on household life vs. based on renunciation would probably look the same: calmness, composure, ...
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Why is it called "Nama" as in namarupam?'

Name refers to mind and form refers to body. Together, name-and-form refers to the mind-body system, according to SN 12.2. The body is called form because it is a form and also because it is the form-...
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Namarupa as 'mentality & materiality', why or why not?

Namarupa is literally translated as name-and-form. Based on the definition from SN 12.2, name is mind and form is body. Together, name-and-form refers to, what I would call, the mind-body system. “...
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Sutta references for hindrances and jhana related statements

Which sutta(s) support the following? The five hindrances are overcome only by the attainment of jhana (at least the first jhana) The five hindrances obsess and enslave the mind habitually, even ...
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Please explain loathsomeness in SN 46.54

Pleasant things are unpleasant in that their changing [ripening] is unpleasant; unpleasant things are pleasant in that when they change it is pleasant. "Pleasant feeling is pleasant in remaining,...
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Please explain loathsomeness in SN 46.54

If he wants, he remains percipient of loathsomeness in the presence of what is not loathsome. The noble one can attain Loving Kindness Absorb-Jhana or Four Elements Almost-Absorb-Jhana, ...
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How to distinguish the different stages of insight in MN 24?

Ask me again if someone want the reference links. Follow ven. Pa-Auk for going in detail. sīlavisuddhi Purification of personal behavior, verbal/physical. It's physical wholesome. cittavisuddhi ...
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How to distinguish the different stages of insight in MN 24?

It's not that one comes before the other... why do you put a cast on a broken leg? because you want to have the bone fixated in place why do you want to have the bone fixated in place? because it is ...
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