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How I can live longer as well as peaceful by doing practices taught by Buddhism?

Here is a list of a few things you can do to live a longer and healthier life. Meditate: Stress will make you age quicker and die younger. Eat vegetarian meals: Most meats will cause inflammation ...
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How to get to Nirvana?

The fourth noble truth states that the path to ending suffering is the noble eightfold path. Right view Right resolve Right speech Right action Right livelihood Right effort Right mindfulness Right ...
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"I fear the man of one book" - What is your attitude towards this thought?

You can study other fields like science, psychology, philosophy, physiology, culture, other religions etc. That's no conflict with Buddhism. However, using other fields to validate Buddhism is not ...
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practicing the brahma viharas in meditation

Thanissaro Bhikkhu said the other Brahma viharas are applications of Metta, and that is why Metta is the core focus in the practice. Of these four emotions, goodwill (metta) is the most fundamental....
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I explain why I prefer discuss Buddhism intellectually but others don't seem to accept my point. Why is that?

Here's a very suitable sutta for this question. Self-explanatory. From Dhammaviharin Sutta (AN 5.73): Then a certain monk went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat ...
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Is there a future Buddha?

The honorific 'Buddha' means 'awakened one'. Since the intent of Buddhist philosophy and practice is to lead people to awakening, then there must ipso facto be future Buddhas, or else the entire ...
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Is there a point for a not continues practice?

You should consider the following Change your approach In Mahayana Buddhism the emphasis is on skillful means, sitting meditation is not the only practice available, there are plenty of other Dharma ...
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Mental illness: can Dhamma, meditation help?

Some people with a mental health history have actually benefited from meditation. Such benefit is known to occur on a case-by-case basis, similar to how not every person that lives as a monk ...
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Mental illness: can Dhamma, meditation help?

While this answer focuses on mindfulness-based medical therapies that are derived from Buddhist meditation techniques, it does not directly promote original Buddhist meditation practices, for medical ...
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intellectualism or anti-intellectualism and Buddhism

I don't think Buddhism is inherently anti intellectual. Theravada's Abhidharma, Late Indian / Early Tibetan Mahayana preserved and developed by Gelugpa - are highly intellectual, to name a few. It's ...
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What types of physical dwellings are most conducive for Buddhist lay life living?

There is a recommendation on suitable lodging for monks and nuns in AN 10.11 quoted below. However, there are no recommendations for lay persons as far as I am aware. I would say any physical dwelling ...
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Is there a future Buddha?

Good householder, It's mentioned, in an urgency by displaying causes of samvega, that a further Buddha will arise, yet exactly this Sutta DN26 urges to train for liberation in this life, while the ...
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practicing the brahma viharas in meditation

The scriptures generally mention the practise of all four brahma vihara together. As for your 2nd question, I suppose the brahma vihara are dependent upon metta. If there is no friendliness & ...
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How to get to Nirvana?

The noble eightfold path is the way to reach Nirvana. However, often the noble eightfold path is misapprehended, where: (i) the wisdom component is misinterpreted in a manner that disconnects it from ...
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How do your thoughts appear to you? (asking for mechanics)

To me, thoughts appear as relationships or associations. When I think of something, I remember something else related to that, and then the next thing, or several next things. All these memories are ...
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I explain why I prefer discuss Buddhism intellectually but others don't seem to accept my point. Why is that?

You should always keep in mind the differences between the Buddha's dispensation, and the teaching of, let's say, Socrates, Plato and other Hellenistic philosophers, which were, apparently, ...
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I explain why I prefer discuss Buddhism intellectually but others don't seem to accept my point. Why is that?

This is just from a personal perspective In my early 20s my engagement with Buddhism was exclusively reading books and intellectualising about it. Fairly quickly I ran into the sand with it as I just ...
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What's the (mental) quality different between aversive leaving (vi-bhava) and renouncing (nekkhamma)?

Vibhava tanha arises as a result of attachement, aversion and ignorance combined with the wrong view of Nicca, Suka , Atta and Subha. Nekkhamma is a result of non-attachement, non-aversion and wisdom ...
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Playing with sensations/heat

Still, calm, tranquilize your mind. Talk to this entity as though it were a person in your ordinary world. Such things can happen by accident. Generally we have 'shields' (really just agreements ...
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How a sotapanna person experiences the mind?

Maybe the simplest answer to this question is that a sotāpanna does experience the mind, whereas most people identify with the mind so strongly that they cannot experience it at all. They are immersed ...
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How do you recognize the attainment of enlightenment?

The way to check the stage of enlightenment on or another person is in is by checking which fetters are broken and which are not. If all 10 are broken then you are fully enlightened. This should be ...
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What types of physical dwellings are most conducive for Buddhist lay life living?

Where ever right view prospers, good householder. Living on good place, therefore is one of the basic great blessings. To reside in a suitable location... is the highest blessing and Countries to ...
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Is there a future Buddha?

In the Pali Tipitaka I think it's mentioned (only) in the Buddhavaṃsa: In the twenty-eighth section is given the names of three Buddhas, namely, Taźhałkara, Medhałkara and Saraźałkara who lived ...
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Is there a future Buddha?

It appears in the Metteyyabuddhuppāda of the Cakkavattisutta, DN 26. From the translation by Venerable Sujāto: Asītivassasahassāyukesu, bhikkhave, manussesu metteyyo nāma bhagavā loke uppajjissati ...
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Becoming attained-to-view as opposed to one liberated-by-faith and vice versa

How did the practice of one in-training (sekha) differ so that he became one attained-to-view as opposed to one liberated-by-faith and vice versa? Likely that'd involve more than just the training ...
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Buddha's omniscience

The Buddha knew everything about what was essential to know. The Pali suttas say: Those who mistake the unessential to be essential and the essential to be unessential, dwelling in wrong thoughts, ...
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How to get to Nirvana?

If there is ONE Sutta that tells in a nutshell the Factors of Enlightenment, the Path to Nibbana, it is the The Greater Discourse to Sakuludayin (Mahasakuludayi Sutta) . MN 77 . They are: The Four ...
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