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Anything can be used as an object of meditation. Hell, you could use a chocolate cake if it tickled your fancy. But just because you can use anything, it doesn't mean that you should. The best objects are those that are consistent, stable, repeatedly accessible, and don't give rise to additional mental formations. The breath is most often used because it ...


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Puthujjanas are obsessed with objects and their fantasy that objects have ''a nature'' (and then that objects have ''a true nature'' hidden from humans) and that when they know this ''hidden nature'' that objects,they will know ''the nature'' of ''reality'', so they try to express what they hear about the dhamma through their cravings for objects and their ...


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Person is unsatisfied by any meditation center , monastery , ashram , yogi etc. ,so want to meditate alone in forest alongside other *religious meditators. Then he isn't immediately seeking an ordination as that would usually entail integrating into an existing group for which such an allowance is to be obtained. I hope the person figures out a good ...


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It is possible to find a monestary that will let that slide. Some are more flexable and take the rules as guidelines instead of law to be followed rigidly, not out of laziness but out of wise practicality and out of an attempt at a sense of what the Buddha might do in today's times. Also relentlessness in your dedication to break into the monkhood is often ...


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It is a wide spread idea that ''all religions'' talk about the same thing, or that all religions are more or less compatible or that the dhamma is compatible with some doctrine invented by some puthujjanas. For instance some people say that Jesus was an arahant, or an Anagamin. Some people say that because the buddha does not say explicitly that there is no ...


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Other teachers do not teach all four types of clinging; Clinging to sensuality Clinging to rites and rituals Clinging to views Clinging to a doctrine of self https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nanamoli/wheel390.html Only Buddhadhamma is for the abandonment of all four. Other teachings in as far as they include abandonment of a type ...


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Actually, even by going with the suttas, that's not enough. The Buddha was more of a hands-on kind of teacher, and He always advocate one to put the money where the mouth is and hold off on jumping to conclusion on any teaching, be it Hindu, Sufi, Christian,... or even Buddhist. And say if 2 guys were brought in front of the Buddha: one was a "Buddhist" who ...


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sāsana (lit. 'message'): the Dispensation of the Buddha, the Buddhist religion; teaching, doctrine. Navaṅga-buddha (or satthu)-sāsana, the ninefold Dispensation of the Buddha (or the Master) consists of Suttas (Sutta), mixed prose (geyya), exegesis (veyyākaraṇa), verses (gāthā), solemn utterances (udāna), sayings of the Blessed One (itivuttaka), birth ...


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Is it correct to say that the buddhasasana (the teaching of the Buddha) is conditioned and impermanent in contrary with Dhamma itself which is unconditioned and permanent. No. Sasa = verb (Teach) Sasana = noun (Discipline&Doctrine;teaching) Dhamma = Discipline&Doctrine BuddhaSasana = Discipline&Doctrine of the Buddha Sutta. Tī. Pā. ...


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A solitary Buddha occurs in one in a million of the human population Ven. Bodhi's note from "In the Budha's Words": A paccekabuddha is one who, like a Perfectly Enlightened Buddha, attains enlightenment without the guidance of a teacher, but unlike a Buddha is unable to guide others to enlightenment. According to commentarial tradition, paccekabuddhas do ...


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This inference of the amount of attainments seems unsubstantiated. Those Thai monks are also split into factions where one will hold that Buddha lives in Nibbana and be in disagreement with others. All the factions can not be considered as equally valid traditions with right views, likely to produce the four types of contemplatives. There seems to be ...


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