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Have any Buddhist thinkers responded to the critique of the Brahma Sutras?

Here is the list of the Buddhist and Hindu Acaryas in chronological order based on their dates and who critiqued whom. Nāgārjuna(1st C.E) critiqued by Vātsyāyana (400 C.E) Vātsyāyana critiqued by ...
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What’s the difference between yathābhūta and yathābhūtaṃ?

Yathābhūta is not correct in pali-sentence. We have to put the declension-mark at the end of yathābhūta, such as yathābhūtaṃ, before put it in the sentence. Yathābhūta is adjective/adverb which is ...
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What buddhism says about physical reality?

As Thrangu Rinpoche once said, some people spend a lot of time arguing whether a chair really exists or if it only exists in our minds, but here we are much more concerned with our attitude to the ...
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Did aliens come to meet Lord Buddha?

Devas are buddhist celestial beings. They don't have to mean aliens. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deva_(Buddhism)
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buddhism in real life

It's not desire that leads to pleasure, it is ("good") action that does. Desire in and of itself is blind, it just wants, craves. Desire does not always translate into good action. Instead, 1) There ...
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verse from MN 44

Ven. Thanissaro's translation here (quoted below) reads: "Now what, lady, lies on the other side of pleasant feeling?" "Passion lies on the other side of pleasant feeling." "...
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16 Worldview Questions For Buddhists

What is prime reality? The All (the six senses and everything sensed by the six senses) as stated in SN 35.23. Please also read Why are these called "The All"?. What is the nature of ...
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How do you see this article fitting in with Buddhist principles?

I don't think it fits well. The article claims there's an "independent reality"; and that evolution has shaped how we perceive reality (it's not specific, but if I'm to fill in the gaps and play ...
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If each person's mind creates "reality" then why do we need to eat?

an illusion generated by the mind in each moment Hunger is a complex phenomenon: "Name" and "form" (an absence of so-called food in the so-called stomach, with associated changes ...
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Lower realms rising?

an unnatural state of mind which his friends first assumed to be a typical porn addiction I can't off the top of my head list symptoms of "a typical porn addiction". So I'm not sure there is ...
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Buddhism and miracles

Yes, most Buddhists do believe that the Bodhisatta walked 7 steps immediately after being born and also believe in the miracles mentioned in the scriptures literally. Within this group some believe ...
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Is samsara real?

The law of Kamma is that one’s actions will have consequences. A natural extension of the law of Kamma is the validity of the rebirth process (samsara). It is because the result of a kamma can bear ...
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What buddhism says about physical reality?

As you put it, this is one of the so-called 'unanswered questions', that is, you are really asking 'Does the world exist?' Such questions deal with opinions, points of view, diṭṭhi's; and there is no ...
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Virtual things that emerge from interaction and exist as interaction

You only really know of the apples existence by touching it, smelling it and tasting it. That is, interacting with it. Even looking at it is an interaction.
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Teachings on truthfulness

MN 114 expands on this some. ‘I say that there are two kinds of verbal behavior: that which you should cultivate, and that which you should not cultivate. And each of these is a kind of verbal ...
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What is the difference between Yogacara Buddhism and Idealism?

Here's one additional point. The other very astute answers have dealt with possible philosophical distinctions between these two. The only point lacking as a difference between these two in the other ...
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Did aliens come to meet Lord Buddha?

Deva is from our universe (sometimes from other universe). Alien is something we cannot identify yet. May be they are living on a surface like human beings or may be they are living in the space like ...
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Is it not conceit when you compare yourself to other people?

From the Buddhist viewpoint, conceit is a delusion that convinces us that we are the sum of our experiences. When we compare ourselves to others, we create a sense of self in our minds. then that ...
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What would Buddhists say about 'pantheism'

I think that Buddhists don't assume that there's a "one God". So there's no need to explain the relationship between God and World. Wikipedia's Pantheism in religion mentions many religions, but not ...
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If each person's mind creates "reality" then why do we need to eat?

"Illusion" and "reality" mean specific things in Buddhism. "Illusion" means attaching to the mental baggage we add to our experience -- the cause of our suffering. "Reality" is our experience devoid ...
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What’s the difference between yathābhūta and yathābhūtaṃ?

This dictionary says that yathābhūta is an adjective, whereas yathābhūtaṃ is an adverb I haven't seen how yathābhūta is used in practice. Where is yathābhūta even used? I can only find yathābhūtaṃ. ...
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