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OP: How is it possible that those who achieve Nibbana are morally infallible? Once ignorance and the rest of the ten fetters have been uprooted, the enlightened are free from mental defilements, causing them to not have any thoughts based on greed/ lust, anger/ aversion or delusion. Please read the Buddhism part of this answer for more details. OP: How is ...


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I have relapsed out of Buddhism two times in my past. I was/have been part of the Theravada Mahasi Sayadaw tradition under Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu's teachings... Yes, the cause for relapse is understandable. How is it possible that those who achieve Nibbana are morally infallible? The above applies to very few individuals. They are morally infallible because ...


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As to biology you might want to look into Robert Lanza's work, he is a biologist and is also into theoretical physics. Therefore you might want to check out his take on the biology side of things. I can't vouch for him being the bearer of truth but he comes off as seemingly reasonable. He tends to give talks at Buddhist assemblies and therefore i mention him....


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Section 1: Morality How is it possible that those who achieve Nibbana are morally infallible? It depends on how you are approaching this question. From an outward perspective, someone fully awakened is not morally infallible, because there will be some people or groups that believe that their actions are not moral. From an inward perspective, someone fully ...


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I can't agree more with Andrei Volkov. Gotama Buddha: A Biography Based on the Most Reliable Texts" by Hajime Nakamura is one of the best. Nakamura culled the information from Pali Canon, Chinese Agamas, Faxian & Xuanzang India Travel records, Archeological Resources and Buddhist Art. For those who are disheartened seeing the unavailability and ...


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How are you doing with the Abrahamic angels? I wrote a post about angels, outlining how that word is from the Greek for messenger, and in Christian theology they are a job rather than a specific type or groups of being - angels are messengers and agents of divinity: are-angels-rational-or-irrational-beings There are various heavenly beings like cherubim, ...


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Check out sn11.3; "Monks, I shall relate a former incident. There arose a battle between the Devas (gods) and Asuras. Then Sakka, the Lord of the devas, addressed the devas of the Tavatimsa heaven thus: "'Happy ones, if the devas who have gone to the battle should experience fear or terror or suffer from hair standing on end, let them behold the ...


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Possibly the most important angel (deva) in Buddhism is Brahmā Sahampati, who urged the newly awakened Buddha to teach (after the Buddha made the decision to not teach people). Then, bhikkhus, the Brahmā Sahampati knew with his mind the thought in my mind and he considered: ‘The world will be lost, the world will perish, since the mind of the Tathāgata, ...


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There is no matching concept for the Abrahamic angelic doctrine, because the existence of god(s) is quite irrelevant to the goal of Buddhism: enlightenment, which can only be gained through personal experience. The only two concepts that could be confused with angels are devas (the same root as our word "divine") and bodhisattvas. However they ...


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