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Ah, well... There is a trace of perennial philosophy here that escapes most people. Perennial philosophy is the idea — common to most mysticisms — that there is one ultimately true (real, transcendent...) understanding of the (human) world that all faiths, religions, and philosophies bend towards. Gautama Buddha taught a path that led there, but he didn't ...


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There is nothing called Vipassana Jhanas in the suttas. But in the commentaries there is something called Lakkhaṇūpanijjhāna. Tattha lakkhaṇūpanijjhānaṃ nāma vipassanāmaggaphalāni. Therein, lakkhaṇūpanijjhāna is the name of insight, path, and fruit. Vipassanā hi tīṇi lakkhaṇāni upanijjhāyatīti lakkhaṇūpanijjhānaṃ. Insight meditates upon the three ...


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I will answer your one question. Why does this lead to the end of suffering? When you refrain from sexual activity and train your mind to follow the 8 noble paths, after some period of time your mind will gain the power to immerse itself in the meditation. When your mind goes deep in the meditation, even the state of wakefulness feels like a dream, and at ...


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A vote or downvote is a form of speech. Before you offer yours, please evaluate if your speech is in accordance with the preconditions of the Buddha: 1: Is it true? 2: Is it kind? 3: Is it useful? 4: Does it promote concord? 5: Is it timely? If you choose to downvote this answer, please do so only after reading the full explanation and provide a rational ...


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Buddha generally advised training for calm. The theme of sexuality is something associated with a lot of strong emotion and one genereally needs some sort of rehabilitative conditioning to manage impulses. AN 1.1 This is how I heard. At one time the Buddha was staying in the city of Sāvatthī in Jeta’s park, at Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. There, the Buddha ...


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The Buddha invented his own terms and defined them, using everyday words that already existed in the local dialects. First, discussion on the language he used, is found in "The Authenticity of the Early Buddhist Texts" by Bhikkhu Sujato and Bhikkhu Brahmali below. Pali is a constructed language that is closely related to the Buddha's original ...


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