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Can lying be nonverbal? like in action? Strict Buddhist sense "Yes" But there are conditioned to be fulfilled. Is cheating lying?I would say yes. Is writing the wrong answer when you know the correct answer lying?I would say yes Is skipping the line cheating, and in a sense lying?I would say yes If I break a promise, is that lying or in anyway kammically ...


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Jainism is different mainly in the following facts: 1) It is what the Buddha described in his first sermon as 'the extreme of self torment/denial'. Henceforth it is to be rejected as not fitting for somebody seeking the end of dukkha.The main ascetic method of Jainism is extreme fasts, emaciation, going naked etc, it was declared by Buddha as conducing to ...


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As a beginner, it can be very difficult to find which way to go. There are many teachers now and many nuances and subtle differences to the teachings. First, it might be nice to see what flavor of the Dharma you’re drawn to; Theravada, Mahayana or Vadrayana. Once that’s done, look around for the teacher you are drawn to. Sometimes they emphasize compassion ...


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Culadasa is a funny guy. So far all he does is claims to be a at least a sotapanna https://www.reddit.com/r/TheMindIlluminated/comments/8pscyd/how_long_did_it_take_culadasa_master_the_stages/ writes a book about a mix of tibetan samatha and theravadan samatha does not talk explicitly about insight, whereas the whole novelty of being a sotapanna is about ...


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Its unlikely Culadasa ever knew what 'jhana' really was. I recommend two books: Buddhadasa Anapanasati Secrets of Life, which explains the progression of Anapanasati properly but doesn't really provide any compelling advice on how to practise (apart from very basic exercises or "skillful tricks", which are only for starters but not advanced). Ajahn ...


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"If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him." Err... not literally... The point of this quip is that attachment to a teacher is itself something that must be overcome. Even if you are lucky enough to meet a truly enlightened teacher, that teacher's enlightenment is his enlightenment, and you have to find your way to your own. I'm not familiar with ...


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His teaching seems awesome. Maybe find another beginning teacher and then come back to the Mind Illuminated. That way you won't have to battle doubt unnessisarily. There are a lot of teachers that are pretty much in harmony with his techniques. Here are a couple off the top of my head that I personally found very helpful: Bhante Yuttadhammo has a ...


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