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How come enlightened people don't have any laziness?

Speaking from the first hand experience, laziness comes from attachment, fear, or ignorance. No attachment, no fear, and no ignorance - translates to no laziness. And how does attachment cause ...
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How do we know attaining complete liberation from dukkha is possible?

the diminishing of the presence of tanha leads to the diminishing of the presence of dukkha... the extension of this principle... via inductive reasoning... applied all the way until complete ...
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Is Buddhism against scientific attitude?

No. I'd say that Buddhism is or can be pro (in favour of) a scientific attitude. The structure of the four noble truths, for example, are analogous to medical thinking: symptoms, cause, cure, and ...
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A scientific error of the Buddha?

I could not find any commentaries with a detailed explanation on this. I'll use the Bodhi translation of MN 12: What is egg-born generation? There are these beings born by breaking out of the ...
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Science, the largest current religion, is it truth or does one follow actually on blind faith?

Science is not a religion, it is a method. Science does not "preach", has no hierarchy, ultimate authorities, dogmas, axioms, faith, nor any principle or concept that cannot be questioned ...
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Is Buddhism against scientific attitude?

Is Buddhism against scientific attitude? Is it against scientific research? Kalama Sutta embodies scientific thinking where nothing should be accepted due to various non scientific reasoning. The ...
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Is Buddhism against scientific attitude?

The word ‘vijja’—translated here as clear knowing—also means ‘science.’ And just as science implies a method, there is a method—a discipline—underlying the knowledge that leads to Unbinding. If Dhamma ...
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Consciousness, death and reincarnation

why do people still believing in this concept? Only because they feel safer? That sounds like a question which ought to have been answered by this earlier question: What's the value or harm of a ...
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How to reconcile non-attachment in a Type-A, North American culture where work is life?

Firstly, I am very much against this pop-culture Buddhism where too much emphasis is given to letting go and not that much emphasis on Bhavana and development of wholesome qualities. Letting go of ...
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Does the Buddha deny genetic differences?

That translation you quote is not very clear. What it actually says is, animals are classified by their inborn characteristics, what modern science calls "phenotype". While humans are not classified ...
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What is the Buddhist attitude towards cosmology?

A general rule for the modern era — observed by far too few, unfortunately — is that science and religion should not pick fights with each other. There's no value to it, and the tiffs tend to spoil ...
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Can reincarnation be proved with using a mixture of logic, science, and philosophical belief?

You could use the same reasoning about a soap-bubble, to argue that, "... therefore a soap-bubble cannot be created nor destroyed". Is that a sensible argument? Does that prediction match ...
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How can we know if a dharma teaching is really what the Buddha taught? Is there some sort of test?

If you combine scholarly research with the suttas and practice the directions, you can get a good idea of what the Buddha taught. The suttas are an instruction manual. They are directions for the ...
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Is Buddhism against scientific attitude?

Strictly speaking, Buddhism doesn't say "desire" is the cause of suffering, but that craving rooted in attachment is the cause of suffering. Sometimes scientific curiosity is rooted in attachment, ...
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How did Buddha Explain the Creation Of the World?

Which explanation is true? Buddha's or Scientists'? Did Buddha lie When explaining the creation of the world... No enlightened being lies for any purpose. Scientific knowledge is based on ...
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How did Buddha Explain the Creation Of the World?

If it is difficult to comprehend the explanation given in Aggañña Sutta; how about focusing your energy to understand Loka Sutta, SN 12.44? If you can realize this explanation, there will not be any ...
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If the self is scientifically measured, what is the Buddhist view on this?

We are fortunate to live in a time where science had made impressive progress and has confirmed many aspects of the Buddha’s world view, but to think and believe that the only way to confirm what the ...
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Is rebirth scientifically proven?

Reincarnation as you describe it, is scientifically unproven. It is also, speaking as a scientist and someone who has studied & researched Buddhism for almost 30 years now, IMHO irrelevant to the ...
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What is the best distance for kasina meditation between person and object?

You're using a word that is troubling me - namely "science". A lot of modern people are drawn to Buddhism because, at least at the beginning, it seems that the Buddha is offering an ...
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How can we know if a dharma teaching is really what the Buddha taught? Is there some sort of test?

Here is what I've found: It's just as if a man were wounded with an arrow thickly smeared with poison. His friends & companions, kinsmen & relatives would provide him with a surgeon, and the ...
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Are ecological concerns supported explicitly in Buddhism?

The Buddha made remarks (for lay people) about conserving wealth; for example, the Sigalovada Sutta warns against squandering wealth. That sutta doesn't mention the environment, but modern ...
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Are ecological concerns supported explicitly in Buddhism?

Notice that back then, humans were yet to possess the kind of technologies capable of screwing up the environment at such stupendous pace and scale as in the 21st century. Everything was bio-...
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What exactly did Lord Buddha say about Size of Atom?

As described in Theravada Buddhist texts of the Abhidhamma Pitaka in the Tipitaka, there is no indivisible part of the atom. Every atom is divisible. If anyone divides it infinitely, the ultimate ...
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What exactly did Lord Buddha say about Size of Atom?

In Theravada buddhism, atoms are not the same as those found in western physics. Instead, they are As described in Buddhist texts, it is a ‘non-eternal’ unit of the four elements (water, fire, ...
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How did Buddha Explain the Creation Of the World?

How did Buddha Explain the Creation Of the World? As you noted much of it found in Aggañña Sutta and related Suttas. Also see: Buddhist cosmology Buddhist cosmology of the Theravada school Buddhism ...
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Buddha's knowledge of prior births

If ever you get a chance, @I don’t know, please try to read the following sutta. It is rather lengthy, so let me give you the bit that is relevant to your question. DN 2 - Samaññaphala Sutta: The ...
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