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Buddhism accepts horoscope?

Horescopes did exist at the time when the Buddha was born but they aren't mentioned often in the Buddha's teachings. One mention of horosopes is in the Samaññaphala Sutta, this sutta lists many types ...
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How To Follow Buddhism Without Offending

As a white male I am well aware that I am privileged That's as may be. Nevertheless I think that "cultural appropriation" is a relatively modern obsession: that it has become fashionable for "holier-...
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Why aren't more people interested in Dhamma?

In the Ayacana Sutta (SN 6.1), the Buddha explained that for the masses who are strongly clinging to sensual pleasures and other things like name, fame, wealth, health, relationships etc., it is hard ...
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Buddhism accepts horoscope?

It is a good question that you asked & not at all stupid @ Iresha Rubasinghe, but I was too busy last week to get to answer it. Today India has lost the Order of the Gautama Buddha. In the present-...
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How To Follow Buddhism Without Offending

I suggest that you do not overthink matters in relation to Buddhism. Remember that the Buddha was not a Buddhist. He practiced The Way and then showed others how to overcome suffering in their lives. ...
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Is society the follower of Mara?

From this perspective, society reinforces the view of selfhood and calls it individuality, although it is a mere repetition of the movements of the social conditioning; It also reinforces self-...
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Is society the follower of Mara?

There is nothing wrong in using personal pronouns like I, you, me, he, she etc. or addressing oneself or others. After all, the Buddha used personal pronouns and addressed others too. For example, ...
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Do Buddhist texts record or comment on the then-prevalent varna or caste systems?

Straight forward answer is Buddhism never accept caste system or the color. In "Wasala suthra" (as I remember the name) Lord Buddha has clearly mentioned that, a person doesn't become noble by his ...
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Do Buddhist texts record or comment on the then-prevalent varna or caste systems?

Regardless of the type of caste one is in, all have an equal opportunity to become enlightened. From the Gihi Sutta: In the same way, wherever one is born among human beings — noble ...
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What are the points against social engagement?

well like you said, the fantasy of '' a man, as an individual, does not owe society, he is free to live for himself and pursue his/her own goals. '' is what humanists who invented the the classical or ...
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What might be the impact when western monk start to think they must teach the elders?

Speaking here as a Westerner. OyaMist suggests that this is a question that should be put aside. That person's (thatza haha) question should be put aside would require that the motive be known, for as ...
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What are the points against social engagement?

If you're asking how to integrate Buddhist values with work, having a career, I might recommend this book: The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity: At Home, At Work, In the World, by Bhikkhu Basnagoda ...
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how to respect older/elderly people who are conceited and demand respect because of age?

Situations triggering resentment present challenges. To abandon such resentment and act freely requires mindfulness of body, speech and mind. For example, the conceit you describe is heard and ...
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Should we care about what others think?

Maybe if it's people that cares about you and your spiritual progress. Good friendship with good advices/criticism is a treasure to be protected. In the Dhammapada, we see that: Should one a man ...
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A path to another university outside of Buddhism

This isn't easy to answer because I'm not sure what the question is. It seems to be: How can I explain Buddhism to Christians? How can I reconcile Buddhism with Christianity? How can I answer ...
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A path to another university outside of Buddhism

I can see your dilemma. If you read the original teachings of the Buddha (in the Early Buddhist Texts) and compare it with what is practised today, you will find a lot of differences. For e.g. in the ...
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Are accepted social norms and the law of the land moral sexual conduct according to Buddhism?

I was taught by my Buddhist teacher, that sexual conduct falls under the law of cause and effect, aka karma. And that every action we do creates a future result. If we would like to have a pleasant ...
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Are accepted social norms and the law of the land moral sexual conduct according to Buddhism?

Both social norms and laws are the result of a balance between personal freedom and the necessary restrictions imposed on those freedoms to ensure that the social order is maintained. Or in other ...
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💚Did the Buddha cover colorblindness in his teachings?

From racial color blindness (wikipedia): A color-blind racial ideology can be defined as holding the belief that an individual's race or ethnicity should not influence how that individual is treated ...
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Buddhism and Novelty of Persons

Firstly, if you have romantic interest in a person, then most likely sexual lust is in it too. So, the contemplation on unattractiveness could work here. Too much of it may result in depression. The ...
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Buddhism and Novelty of Persons

From AN4.163 we have: It’s when a mendicant meditates observing the ugliness of the body, perceives the repulsiveness of food, perceives dissatisfaction with the whole world, observes the ...
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To what extend should I keep doing useless stuff with my friends?

Unfortunately, it is not possible for a layman with a relationship to fully practice as a monk. Lay Buddhist is only required to observe five precepts within the Noble Eightfold Path. Lay Buddhist ...
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