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Why is the Buddha called "Kinsman of the Sun"?

Good question. I don't have any pali references at the moment, but there is this concept of solar dynasty. ... Buddhist texts include Shuddodhana, Gautama Buddha, and Rahula in their accounts of the ...
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Should Buddhists support Louisiana mandating Christian morality commandments in schools?

Ask any religious person on what is moral or wholesome. More often than not we get very opinionated ideas regardless of the faith, be it Hinduism, Christianity, Catholicism, Buddhism, Islam or ...
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the supreme protector

Read it from the author's perspective -- she has taken "refuge" in the Buddha, the Sangha, the Dhamma. See also SN 6.2 which says that monks must "dwell in dependence on" someone, ...
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the supreme protector

The term used in Thig 13.3 is lokanātha. According to the PTS Pali-English dictionary entry on "nātha": Nātha Nātha [Ved. nātha, nāth, to which Goth. nipan (to support), Ohg. gināda (grace)]...
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Should Buddhists support Louisiana mandating Christian morality commandments in schools?

I know that people say they are, but I don't think of the 10 commandments as "Christian" -- they're old testament, and not what Christ answered when He was asked. I'm not sure about the ...
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Did Buddha comment on Hindu incarnations like Krishna Rama etc?

No. Story of Krishna and Rama are fictitious stories. In fact Rama was partly mentioned as buddhas past life in jataka katha. Even the concept of Ishvara(GOD) was not there. ´ekeshvarvad(theory of ...
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Is Buddha wrong in Dhammapada?

If I say "everybody hates being stuck in traffic jams", you might find an example of one person who likes being stuck in traffic jams, and prove me wrong. However, my statement would be ...
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Free will - Go with the flow or struggle against the flow?

In SN1.1, a female deva asked the Buddha how he crossed over the flood (go beyond samsara). The Buddha give an interesting reply. He said he did not stay still nor did he push forward and by so doing ...
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Free will - Go with the flow or struggle against the flow?

Neither. Instead, the Buddha taught the middle way between over-indulgence in sensual pleasures and self-mortification. “Bhikkhus, these two extremes should not be followed by one who has gone forth ...
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Free will - Go with the flow or struggle against the flow?

At least be constantly aware of the nature of existence. If you are aware of the nature of existence then there is no struggle because that is the Truth. There are three marks of existence: All ...
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Did Buddha acknowledge "reductio ad absurdum" argumentation & other apriori forms of reasoning in Buddhist logico-episteomology (looking for sources)?

All concepts which Buddha discusses are based on experience. There is no a priori reasoning involved. Buddha says come and experience yourself. All reasonings are rooted in experience. However there ...
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Would Buddhists object if Gautama Buddha were seen as a Prophet by Islam

I see no problem in a similar way how some Buddhist like to think of Jesus and Muhammad and other world religion founders as Boddhisatvas and some Christians see Buddha and other world religion ...
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Why does the Buddha blame Ananda asking him to remain living forever?

Ananda was possessed by Mara when the Buddha asks him three times whether to extend his lifespan. Ananda remained silent all three times. The Buddha would have known that Ananda was possessed by Mara. ...
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Does God exist in Buddhism?

Yes, gods exist according to Buddhist teaching. A soul can be born in these realms if their karma is sufficient for it. But there is no god who is eternal.
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Is the Buddha God?

THERAVADA "Buddha was not considered a deity; he was, in fact, a human being. However, he was far from an ordinary human; he can be described as a 'supreme level of human.' In his previous life ...
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Words of the Buddha

OP asked: What reasons are there for believing that the words of the historical Buddha are preserved? What reasons are there for not believing that the words of the historical Buddha are preserved? ...
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Words of the Buddha

The question placed an unrealistic burden on the answerer. It is couched in the context of modern society where it is possible to have high fidelity/authenticity with regards to what’s been said and ...
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Was the Buddha an arahant?

Here's an analogy. The Buddha is like Einstein who discovered the Theory of Relativity. He's the only one, and there's no one else like him. The stream enterer is the physics bachelor's degree ...
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