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The Blessed One: “Short is the life span of human beings, The good man should disdain it. One should live like one with head aflame: There is no avoiding Death’s arrival.” Source : SN 4.9 Paṭhamaāyusutta


Subha is a nun who has gone forth to the holy life. She seems to make it quite obvious that she has completely cut-off all fetters. As she wonders the mango grove, a rogue taunts her with various seductions expressed through a ridiculous procession of flowery, poetic language and overly exuberant and flamboyant promises; forthright and persistent in his ...


A large section of the Tattvasangraha is devoted to arguments for and arguments against the reliability of the Vedas. The Tattvasangraha by the 8th century Buddhist Shantarakshita is an eight-century works detailling on the various philosophical systems from around that time (including both Buddhist and non-Buddhist). From Wikipedia: “Śāntarakṣita defended a ...


A "prediction" is a statement made by an enlightened person, originally a previous Buddha, or, in Mahayana tradition, an enlightened master, that guarantees its object eventual attainment of enlightenment in a subsequent existence.


So far as I know it's defined -- defined by example -- in AN 10.176 (Impurity in speech) And how, Cunda, does one become impure in vācā in four ways? Here, Cunda, one is musāvādī. When he has been brought to the meeting hall, in front of an assembly, among his relatives, his guild, in the midst of the royal court, on being asked as a witness: 'come, my good ...


This excerpt from DN 13 may answer your question sufficiently. “Well, of the brahmins who are proficient in the three Vedas, Vāseṭṭha, is there even a single one who has seen Brahmā with their own eyes?” “No, Master Gotama.” “Well, has even a single one of their teachers seen Brahmā with their own eyes?” “No, Master Gotama.” “Well, has even a single one of ...

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