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Ven. Yuttadhammo, who was formerly a moderator of Buddhism.SE, heads the Sirimangalo International Meditation Centre in Ontario, Canada. He was a student of Ven. Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo. He teaches vipassana meditation, which is very beneficial. You can find his meditation e-books online: How to Meditate How to Meditate II The "How to Meditate" e-...


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The 14th Dalai Lama has no standing in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. However, in the Tibetan Mahayana Buddhist tradition and conforming to the Dharma and Vinaya of Tibetan Buddhism (and in particular, the Gelug school), the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso is: a Tibetan Buddhist monk a Tibetan Buddhist lama i.e. a teacher of the Dharma (as taught in ...


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In Udana 7.2, Ven. Sariputta (the Arahant) tried to teach Ven. Bhaddiya without realizing that he too was an Arahant. The Buddha saw this and exclaimed the verse, describing Ven. Bhaddiya: He has cut the cycle, has gone away to freedom from longing. The dried-up stream no longer flows. The cycle, cut, no longer turns. This, just this, is the end of stress. ...


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This says that the Dalai Lama is ordained according to the Mulasarvastivada Vinaya: His Holiness the Dalai Lama Bestows Ordination Vows Today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a group of monks full ordination according to the Mulasarvastivada Vinaya tradition that was established in Tibet by the Indian Abbot Shantarakshita in the eighth century CE at the ...


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Silly question. If you spent any time with Buddhists you'd realize they have zero agreement on interpretation of most doctrinal points, including the definitions of the stream-entry, non-return, and arhantship. How can anyone quantify a number of people in category A, when there's no agreed upon definition of that category?! Since you tagged your question as ...


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In MN8, the word "we" is used extensively to cover forty-four ethical considerations. Here is one such: MN8:12.2: ‘Others will be cruel, but here we will not be cruel.’ Such ethical considerations would apply to all on the Noble Eightfold Path. Others will ignore them. We will study them.


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For students who have already done a course one can use the mobile app: Dhamma.org Mobile App. Also, some centres have organised online group sittings for old students: https://pamoda.dhamma.org/en/os-vipassana/online-group-sits/


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According to the commentaries of the elders, good householder, the times of Arahats and the next two Noble pairs are already gone and there would be maximum Stream-enter for another while. Since the Sangha at large moves toward carry signs of householders, such looks reasonable, not able to overcome sense pleasure. On the other hand one should be aware that ...


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I know this is probably not the answer you were looking for, but I think you will need to discover the true number of arahants that exist for yourself. Unfortunately it’s difficult for a non-arahant to assess if someone else is an arahant due to the nature of Nirvana. Nirvana is completely impossible to describe, and the descriptions arahants come up with ...


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Personal pronouns are very language and culture dependent. For e.g. German has "du" and "Sie", but English only has "you". Other languages also have formal and informal second person pronouns, for example Hindi ("aap", "tum", "tu"). Thai and Burmese, being strongly influenced by Buddhism for ...


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What does good householders, considering his own good prepared samples, think: Which way requires the most sacrifices, mindfulness, patient, skill in many regards and earn the highest merits of them? This will then easy answer good householders question fast and doing well and is only convention for insider, a matter of Sila, and for outsiders place for ...


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I'm a bit late to this question, not sure if Johanna has already found what they were looking for. This style of monochromatic painting similar to the black ink brush painting of China (水墨畫) started to flourish in Japan during the Muromachi period (14th-15th century). Japanese paintings were much more vibrant in colour before the period. Portraits were rare ...


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The two kinds of debt can be found in the Ina Sutta. The first kind of debt is that of money and material possessions: "Monks, for one who partakes of sensuality, poverty is suffering in the world." "Yes, lord." "And a poor, destitute, penniless person gets into debt. For one who partakes of sensuality, getting into debt is ...


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