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Both is the top of 31 planes of existence. People there have longest life, however they are arising and vanishing more than trillion times per second as well, and they are going to die as well. They are not going to reborn in hell immediately, however they can reborn in hell the death after that reborn. No where one can be hidden from death. Sutta Pitaka ...


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What this question does is commit the logical fallacy of false equivalence, which is colloquially known as "comparing apples and oranges". The OP changed saṁsāra into "cyclic" and nirvāṇa into "non-cyclic", when these Sanskrit terms are never used in the mathematical or physical context of cycles or waves. Suppose I change ...


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Well, Fourier Transform makes an assumption that the function of life is a smooth enough object. It must be at least continuous, and is a lot better if it is differentiable a couple of times or more. In case of none smooth points (like transitions taking place in case of death or birth for example), it makes a lot more sense to use some other bases, like ...


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To our knowledge, Nāgārjuna never shared a precise formula for calculating the Fourier transform precisely, so we have no way of gauging his understanding of that particular equation. The remarkable thing about Fourier transforms is that a "local" phenomenon such as a singleton wave can be equivalently represented by the sum of infinite waves of ...


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Nāgārjuna was not a mathematician; he was an eminent buddhist philosopher. That is certainly enough, don't you think? There is an interesting parallel here, perhaps — maybe even a useful analogy, though one that would only be meaningful to people who understand Fourier transforms — but that's all. The claim inside the question asked is mere puffery (great ...


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This answer is from the Theravada perspective. When you feel like you fear or dislike people because of their mental traps and neurotic dramas, you can use this opportunity to cultivate the brahmavihara of compassion (karuna). The primary purpose of cultivating compassion is to cure this strong aversion that you have of other people. Aversion or hatred (dosa ...


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This answer is from the Theravada perspective. Stream entry is the point at which the teachings become fully understood, not just intellectually, but also through one's experience. When a stream entrant feels jealousy due to deeply ingrained latent tendencies and habits, he can quickly see how his jealousy relates to his clinging and craving. He is not free ...


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I have been recently experiencing tremendous fear, but as I look through my eyes at the world and the objects it contains, the fear does not accord with what I see. The scriptures say there can be valid fear and invalid fear. The scriptures say: 317. Those who see something to fear where there is nothing to fear, and see nothing to fear where there is ...


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Do you see an old woman or a young one? Or can you see both? Once you've seen, can you forget how to see it? Until we see the world as it is we don't see it, but once we've seen it we cannot 'unsee'. We may fall back on old habits and patterns (old ways of seeing the world), but enlightenment (honestly) is just seeing the world as it is. It's our natural ...


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I don't believe it is an of/off state. Enlightenment is just that moment of understanding your place in the universe. It doesn't stop you doing stupid things afterwards. You are only human and open to the same temptations that you were before.


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This is pretty normal, I'm guessing most practitioners go through this phase. You have a certain - valid but incomplete - understanding of Dharma, and so you interpret your observations from this perspective, creating subjective reality that looks somewhat negative. What you see is not wrong, these negative observations are not wrong, but they are a small ...


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Fear is internal. The Buddha discusses fear at length in MN4. The first step is to consider personal ethics and purify ones conduct by mind, speech and body: MN4:4.1: Then I thought, ‘There are ascetics and brahmins with unpurified conduct of body, speech, and mind who frequent remote lodgings in the wilderness and the forest. Those ascetics and brahmins ...


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You are beginning to notice the natural behaviors that we all carry out. This is a great thing as most people don't even take a moment to understand their behavior or how/why it functions that way. As you are noticing like this, all kinds of weird side effects may start arising, as you are really shaking the foundation of the way you perceive the world. Fear ...


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