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Remember that any yet-to-be-enlightened monk/nun is still a responsible citizen of the country they're living in, hence they're bound by the law of the land, not above it. Furthermore, they also need to observe another set of law written in the Vinaya specific to their "profession". So if they break a common law, then they're not a good citizen; if they ...


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(Hatthi,gāmaka) Ugga Sutta In the above Sutta householder, Ugga declares he does not discriminate how he treats the monks based on their attainments or qualities. This is his 6th quality. But if some monk is doing something wrong it might be worthwhile to report him to a head monk if there is a chance that proper action might be taken. Ultimately what ...


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One of the most important topics in Buddhism is the lack of basis for "identity view". This comes out, for example, in MN62: “Rāhula, you should truly see any kind of form at all—past, future, or present; internal or external; coarse or fine; inferior or superior; far or near: all form—with right understanding: ‘This is not mine, I am not this, this is ...


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The categories are: 5 hindrances 5 aggregates of clinging 6 internal and 6 external sense-bases 7 awakening-factors 4 noble truths Sourced from: Mahā Sati’patthāna Sutta


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Is there any reference/citation saying that Buddhism or Buddha's teachings will last only 5,000 years after Buddha's Mahaparinirvana? Below reference were written before 500th in the Ancient Atthakatha. The contexts about Buddhism's Existing Period Counting appear as 3 tenses in Aṭṭakathā: 1. The existing enlightenment of the current Buddha's follower (...


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