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How can we know what is mundane?

Unless you are, at least, a Sotapanna, everything you experience is mundane.
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Paths of Buddhism & Possibility of Compassion

I always feel guilty giving interpretative answers with no references, but since that's exactly what you seem to be asking here, here we go. Sure, there are people of different skills and capacities. ...
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Paths of Buddhism & Possibility of Compassion

Let's consider the scenario of students in university. The ordinary student, just studies what is taught in the lectures and does not put in extraordinary effort. Along the way, he might help one or ...
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What is path and fruition?

But what is the attainment of path? How would one describe rightly the attainment of the path? The path to nibbana has four steps as you mentioned stream entry, once returner, non returner, ...
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Can an Icchantika make any form of progress along the Buddhist path?

"Possessing" grave wrong view (niyata micca ditthi) is one of the 6 reasons why one is, better does (since holding a view is an action) incapable to grow in Dhamma, incapable in reaching even paths or ...
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How does the path according to Sheng-yen compare with scholastic Buddhism?

when, according to Sheng-yen then, does the practitioner realize non-attachment within the formless realms? Sheng-yen taught Chan which is a synonym for Zen meaning something like meditative mind. ...
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What can I do to have my destination confirmed?

Well, you forget everything you learned because you lack mindfulness. Loss of mindfulness is precisely what you described: forgetting the teachings. You can't have your path confirmed. Advanced ...
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Is it necessary to be socialize to understand dhamma?

Ānanda brought a similar question to the Buddha, attempting to hedge and bridge the issue of solitude and social interaction: SN3.18:3.3: ‘Sir, good friends, companions, and associates are half the ...
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How is liberation achieved?

This Path is a process where the practitioner goes from the Conditioned to the Unconditioned. Stream Entry represents the point at which the gravitational pull of the 'Unconditioned' exerts a greater ...
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How is liberation achieved?

Because we are in fact, in Nirvana, but we - don't know about it. Thus we are spending all our lives wandering around. The path is that finally one decided not to wander but taking a path one believed ...
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How is liberation achieved?

The meaning of nirvana being unconditioned is that nirvana does not arise due to causes and conditions. This is because nirvana is a negative phenomena, since it is the final true cessation. However, ...
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How is liberation achieved?

I like the Brahmana Sutta (SN 51.15) which uses "going to a park" to illustrate it. Incidentally (and I don't think this is the main point of the sutta) I think that "park" was the same word as used ...
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In what ways you advance on the path ?

The “Thayodhamma Sutta” in the Anguttara Nikaya tells you how to go about it, @breath. It explain in full why and how to practice the spiritual life. Specifically this sutta describes what you should ...

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