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By the way, Buddhists come in many ethnicities like Thai, Burmese, Sri Lankan, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and even English persons like Ajahn Brahm or Germans like Bhikkhu Analayo. There are different schools and sub-schools within Hinduism and also different schools and sub-schools within Buddhism. So, for this answer, I will limit the scope. ...


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Solipsism is not a religion or philosophy. It's just a speculative idea: "hmm how do we know the world we experience actually exists? What if our senses and minds are fooling us and nothing else exists at all?". I don't think there are many people, if any, who seriously believe in solipsism and make it one's guiding principle. It's just a ...


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I found this PDF copy of the Dhammapada in Arabic online. I don't read Arabic, so I cannot guarantee the authenticity of this copy. The Metta Sutta (خطبة البودا عن المحبه) in Arabic translated by Ven. Dhammarakkhita and hosted on SuttaCentral. You can read AccessToInsight.org in Arabic through Google Translate. This contains a large collection of the Pali ...


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real Buddhist meditation is meditation upon/development of the clear light luminous mind, free from impure emotions, thoughts and desires, as follows: Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is freed from incoming defilements. The well-instructed disciple of the noble ones discerns that as it actually is present, which is why I tell you that — for the well-...


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The 'element' or 'essence' of fire expresses the release of potential energy to the 'accumulating', or grounding in case of electricity, earth element. Water is the essence of 'movement' itself and air represents the repercussive actions of an action (in the case of lightning it would be thunder). If you were to use the example of entire circuit it would be ...


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MN28 discusses the four elements. Electricity would be a manifestation of the fire element. The electricity of your nervous system would be interior fire element. MN28:16.1: And what is the fire element? The fire element may be interior or exterior. And what is the interior fire element? Anything that’s fire, fiery, and appropriated that’s internal, ...


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Theravada teacher 31 planes of existence. Then there are many other (millions) similar planes. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sagga/loka.html


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Are there no Buddhas from other universes that are equal to our Buddha? There can only ever be one fully enlightened Buddha (Sammasambuddha), like our Buddha Gautama, at a time. The next fully enlightened Buddha is called Metteyya.


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The Buddha's focus was empirical and soteriological, not ontological or metaphysical, as evidenced by the following sutta quotes. The Buddha was only interested in what would end suffering permanently. The Parable of the Poisoned Arrow from Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta: "It's just as if a man were wounded with an arrow thickly smeared with poison. His ...


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Well, lets try to see how much suffering there's to get this mental view "molecules, atoms, sub particles then energy.", how much suffering it costs to keep it, how much far you can go with it, how you can prove it to yourself the usefulness of it, what's the life span is (i.e., when this view dies). The only reason for this answer is to reduce ...


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No. One's own karma affects oneself. A parent's bad karma does not affect his or her children's experience of the effects of karma. From AN 3.36: “Then King Yama says: ‘Through heedlessness, good man, you failed to do good by body, speech, or mind. Surely, they will treat you in a way that fits your heedlessness. That bad kamma of yours was not done by your ...


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The description of science given is that of the Newtonian understanding of physics and chemistry. Scientists like Einstein, Bohr, Schrodinger, Feynman overturned this "mechanical" perspective. For example, the "sequencing" of which you speak does not apply to the quantum level, where effects can precede cause. On the other side of the ...


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