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How do Buddhists separate caste system from itself when Gautama Buddha was so casteist?

Those quotes are taken out of context, and don't mean what you're trying to use them as. See the difference between DEscriptive and PREscriptive. For example, if someone says "hey, there's a wad ...
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How do Buddhists separate caste system from itself when Gautama Buddha was so casteist?

The Buddha's primary role was that of a monk and establishing a monastic order. Given monks performed a pastoral (moral guidance) role, similar to Brahmins, caste was not relevant for the monastic ...
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How do Buddhists separate caste system from itself when Gautama Buddha was so casteist?

The most important idea in Buddhism with regards to caste is that regardless of which background one is from, if one is righteous, consummate in virtue, and earnestly seeks the path leading to ...
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Sexual visualizations during retreats

"You notice that in the contemplation of the body, it doesn’t start with the other person’s body. It starts with your own. Now, partly this is because, as the Buddha says, the reason we’re able ...
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Sexual visualizations during retreats

Vipassana is a result of maintaining the Noble Eightfold Path. MN 149 says: Any view belonging to one who has come to be like this is his right view. Any resolve, his right resolve. Any effort, his ...
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Is copying code online breaking the second precept?

The reason you're feeling discomfort here is because you are stealing from your own future. When you don't understand code and copy it you are robbing yourself of the opportunity to learn. By robbing ...
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Is copying code online breaking the second precept?

There's a pretty long description here of what "taking what is not given" means. https://www.dhammatalks.org/vinaya/bmc/Section0010.html#Pr2 It's mentioned in the suttas as a lay precept, ...
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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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Beginner's Buddhist Course Syllabus By Ancient Pali Canon (Ganthadhura And Vipassanādhura)

Since "Māhāvihāra" & "Theravāda" is not 2600 years old, Māhāvihāra Theravāda Buddhists have not learned kammaṭhāna and dhamma for over 2600 years. Similar to "Māhāvihāra&...
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Beginner's Buddhist Course Syllabus By Ancient Pali Canon (Ganthadhura And Vipassanādhura)

The in supreme lord Sri Keshia a she is so beautiful and blessed
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Is Buddha wrong in Dhammapada?

First point- "Taking this at face value" since you are taking at face value (and doing so knowingly) the argument therefore falls into error already. It is not to be taken at face value. The ...
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Is Buddha wrong in Dhammapada?

Actually, psychopaths on death row in prisons have often shown they do everything in their power to avoid execution. Military personel obviously fear death (otherwise they would not be defending ...
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Progressive rebirth from one heaven to a higher heaven

I have not read any suttas saying good deeds by gods (devas) result in progression into higher heavenly realms. For example, MN 41 says fulfilling the same ten wholesome actions can lead to various ...
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Progressive rebirth from one heaven to a higher heaven

Can devas in heavenly realms do good deeds and get a rebirth in other higher heavens and progress successively from one higher heaven to other? Yes. Surely can. But unlikely someone will achieve that....
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