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The word "nirodha" is used in similar contexts to the word "atthaṅgamañca". The words "origin" ("samudaya") and "passing away" {"atthaṅgama") appear defined in SN 22.5, as follows: And what, bhikkhus, is the origin of form? What is the origin of feeling? What is the origin of perception? What is ...


The term "Buddhist" in English applies to just about anyone who associates himself or herself with the broad religion and culture of Buddhism, with all its schools and traditions. For e.g. it is common in Buddhist majority and minority countries, for a person to call himself "Buddhist" but know nothing much of the teachings and simply ...


Buddhist is someone who TRIES (correctly or incorrectly, perfectly or imperfectly) to follow the teaching of Buddha and its interpretations by the Buddha's disciples.


The word Buddhist is a convention. All words are mere conventions. They have no inherent existence. They are subject to change over time. In fact, it would be an impossible mode of existence for them not to change over time. They are not fixed and rigid things endowed with an inherent meaning in some impossible platonic existence. It is not possible for the ...


A buddhist is someone who keeps the five precept and takes refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

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