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1st, your use of the word "dharma" is incorrect. "Dharma" is not something exclusive to Buddhism. Most or all Indian religions use the word "dharma". "Dharma" means "bearer/supporter" and refers to any doctrine or thing that purports to support or maintain social order (such as the dharmas of social duties &...


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Is polytheism dharmic or adharmic? Dhammic If it is dharmic, what is its role within Buddhism? Different level of consciousness leads to different rebirth. If it is adharmic, why is this the case? NA What is the scriptural basis for your answer? There are many suttas with the Buddha encountering Deva (Gods) in Samyutta Nikaya, such as in the Devata Samyutta ...


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This is my apostate explanation in answer to your question, founded within my meditative practice, not my scholarship (phd). It’s too long to quote here, but it’s not TL;DR for someone with your obvious rigor, Yeshe Tenley. Please accept it in that light. https://bit.ly/BreakingTheMirror


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Everybody, yet not reached the stream, is in this way, being an ordinary worldling, not free from sakkāyadiṭṭhi, "On group-holding/identification with it view", bond to be a racist. What ever kind of "ism" developes out of this. One who would, how ever, try to divide people / beings, into classes, would, if having listened to the Buddhas ...


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What I understand from Mahayana Biddhism, "Equality" is the key word directly related to racism matters. Below are some articles I found online related to the question. Householders, if wife and husband want to see each other in both this life and the next, they should be equals in faith, ethical conduct, generosity, and wisdom. Bhikkhu Sujato What ...


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