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One Sutta / Text which covers all of Buddha's Teaching

I recommend the book In The Buddha's Words by Bhikkhu Bodhi. It is an anthology or selection of translated suttas from the Pali canon. It is also thematically and systematically arranged. You can look ...
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In which sutta does the Buddha discuss his attitudes toward his audience either understanding or not understanding his teaching?

How about this? If the teacher understands the meaning and the teaching, then that's a good enough reason to teach. If the audience understands the meaning and the teaching, then that's a good enough ...
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Where are the references of Vesak in the Pali canon?

You have to imagine whether you are in that time first, at the age of memorizing not reading like nowadays. They almost always memorize all memories as approximation like we memorize as month, quarter,...
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Did the Buddha say anything about bullying?

The Buddha taught kids to not bully and harm a snake. And that applies to all in general. I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Sāvatthī at Jeta's Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika's ...
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Role of IQ in attainment of stream entry

From William Hamilton, Saints and Psychopaths. Notes: moron used to be a technical term for person with IQ 51—70. Jack Engler co-authored the book Transformations of Consciousness which (IIRC) ...
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Why do many Buddhists hold on to views?

In the famous Parable of the Raft, the Dharma, as well as that which is not the Dharma, is something that is discarded at the far shore. The Dharma is for crossing, not for clinging. Some, when they ...
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Why do many Buddhists hold on to views?

Sometimes, views related to karma and rebirth can be used skillfully by someone with self-view. Please see the two paragraphs below. The first paragraph states that someone should reflect that he is ...
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Why do many Buddhists hold on to views?

It is crucial because it is one of the 4 primary fears necessary for proper motivation. “Mendicants, there are these four fears. What four? The fears of guilt, shame, punishment, and going to a bad ...
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A collection of stories about Buddha past lives

Please see The Jataka or Stories of the Buddha's Former Births (at sacred-texts.com), translated by various persons under the editorship of E.B. Cowell. This translation comes in six volumes and was ...
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Sutta references for hindrances and jhana related statements

Which sutta(s) support the following? The five hindrances are overcome only by the attainment of jhana (at least the first jhana) The five hindrances obsess and enslave the mind habitually, even ...
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Sutta references for hindrances and jhana related statements

raping his own daughter because he couldn't control his hindrances I think this expression misuses the term 'hindrances', makes it confusing because it gives the impression that evil behavior is ...
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Role of IQ in attainment of stream entry

Is the role of IQ as stated above, found in the suttas? (reference request) MN 26 And then I, monks, having understood Brahmā's entreaty, out of compassion surveyed the world with the eye of an ...
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