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There's one here -- Dhammānussati: Svākkhāto bhagavatā dhammo: sandiṭṭhiko akāliko ehipassiko opaneyyiko paccattaṃ veditabbo viññūhī ti. The Dhamma is well declared by the Bhagavā: visible here and now, immediate, inviting to come and see, effective, to be individually ascertained by the wise. If you use a mouse to hover over one of the coloured words (of ...


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Here is the Buddha's six-stage gradual training in more detail: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/index.html


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How do you know that you have arrived at the true Dhamma? From MN 9: Ven. Sariputta said, "When a disciple of the noble ones discerns what is unskillful, discerns the root of what is unskillful, discerns what is skillful, and discerns the root of what is skillful, it is to that extent that he is a person of right view, one whose view is made straight, ...


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And there the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Now, bhikkhus, I shall make known to you the four great references. Listen and pay heed to my words." And those bhikkhus answered, saying: "So be it, Lord." Then the Blessed One said: "In this fashion, bhikkhus, a bhikkhu might speak: 'Face to face with the Blessed One, ...


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With many traditions and teachers to choose from, how should one figure out what is the true Dhamma? From AN 8.53 "Gotami, the qualities of which you may know, 'These qualities lead to passion, not to dispassion; to being fettered, not to being unfettered; to accumulating, not to shedding; to self-aggrandizement, not to modesty; to discontent, not to ...


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"Of course you are uncertain, Kalamas. Of course you are in doubt. When there are reasons for doubt, uncertainty is born. So in this case, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative ...


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Rebirth is like consequent experience after death. It is also consequent arising of suffering after the breakup of the body. "Rebirth" is pivotal to the inference of all transient phenomena being classed as suffering. For feelings to be categorically classed as suffering you need to infer the dependent origination of existence, in particular you ...


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(Below is just my personal note, not the clear answer). Shame to blame females where i have billions of children to take care (body cells). Shame to praise males when i am unable to understand above. Shame to blame householders when i am a leader and dweller among billions of houses(cells). Shame to praise meditation practitioners when they are too not free ...


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There is no reincarnation. There is rebirth. Rebirth is merely the continuation of that-which-flows in the realm of space-time.


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If 1000 novices ordain at age 7, how many will turn out gay and what happens to them? Obviously some of that sample will probably turn out to be gay and nothing special will happen but they will face different challenges, trials and tribulations. There is a sutta about Vakkali, he was fond of the Buddha so much that he had to be sent away. The texts do not ...


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When you tread the path according to the Dhamma, whatever that you come across in life, you must assess the object for cause and effect (hetu-pala dhamma) and understand whether there is harm to self, others and to the nature before taking any action (be it mental, physical or verbal). If one assesses the matter at hand for cause and effect (hetu-pala dhamma)...


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From this YouTube video entitled "The Theravada Abhidhamma with Bhikkhu Bodhi (Class #1, 5 Mar 2018)", Ven. Bodhi, the famous translator and scholar of the Pali Canon, explained the account of modern scholarship, which he accepts to be more accurate, compared to the traditional account: That is the traditional view, but modern scholarship takes a ...


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Perhaps you are confusing the word "adultery" with the words "reproduction" and "sex". When you eat food, you are definitely supplying energy to the body and giving it the necessary ingredients for cells to reproduce. The cells in your body do not have sex to reproduce. Sex by the way, is not against the five precepts, if practised within the context of a ...


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There's Buddhist doctrine on that subject in the Bhikkhuni Sutta (AN 4.159): 'This body, sister, comes into being through food. And yet it is by relying on food that food is to be abandoned.' Thus was it said. And in reference to what was it said? There is the case, sister, where a monk, considering it thoughtfully, takes food — not playfully, nor for ...


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What's the difference between eating food and adultery? Big difference. Without food, you'll die and completely miss the rarest chance to cultivate the Path in this human form. You will not die due to not having adultery. And not only that you completely miss the rarest chance to cultivate the Path, you'd completely wreck it. Matter of fact, engaging in ...


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What happens when individuality totally disappears by recognizing the five skhandas as not "me" or "mine"? While "recognizing" is the important first step, by itself it won't help making individuality (sense of "I", "mine", "myself") totally disappears. So what needs to happen after one recognizes? one need to "live" it thru a gradual cultivation process ...


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MN121 is a wonderful discourse on emptiness. At the end, the five skandhas are gone: MN121:12.1: They understand: ‘Here there is no stress due to the defilements of sensuality, desire to be reborn, or ignorance. However, something remains: MN121:12.3: There is only this modicum of stress, namely that associated with the six sense fields dependent on ...


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I think it depends on whether abhidhamma method rightly infers from the sutta method. If it is right then it is the teaching of the Buddha, whether Buddha himself formulated the expression, who did compile it or didn't are trivial questions in comparison. The abhidhamma method is supposed to be different in expression but retaining the same inferable ...


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Mendis refers to “Theravāda tradition”. His source is the introduction to the Atthasālinī, which was compiled by Buddhaghosa in about 400 AD based on earlier texts that no longer exist. The Abhidhamma is a framework that consolidates teachings from more than 10,000 Suttas. This framework follows the Theravāda perspective. IMHO, the scholar’s view that the ...


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First of all, one should be grateful to have harmonious relationships with their parents. Not everybody in the world is lucky to have this. Your mother may be coming from a good place but does not realize that you are an adult and not a child anymore. Secondly, have a heart to heart conversation with your mother explaining that you are an adult now ...


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The word "soul" translated here (DN 23) by Bhikkhu Sujato is "jīva". In the context of this sutta, this word means "life force", and not "self". The sutta is trying to say that although you cannot see the soul leaving, still there is rebirth. That means that according to Kassapa, there is rebirth without the movement of a life force or soul. So, it is this ...


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"Soul" for most Westerners is a Christian loaded term, implying that something of the self survives after physical death in immortal (unchangeable) form. Since Buddhism does not subscribe to this perished self being real, by consequence what most people mean by "soul" is also an illusion. In Buddhism, the term anattā (Pali) or anātman (Sanskrit) refers to ...


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You wrote ... (Payasi argues there is no soul so no afterlife.) However, Kassapa, one of the principal disciples of Gautama Buddha, argues there is a soul. ... but I don't think so. Instead I think the dialog or argument in the sutta is: Payasi: there is no afterlife because we don't see a visible soul leaving the body at death Kassapa: the ...


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I believe you're looking for Velāma Sutta (AN 9:20). Here's Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu's translation: https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/AN/AN9_20.html


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What is the sutta where Buddha says about the order of merits as in for example "Observing the 5 precepts gives more merit than offering alms" and such. The category of doing merits by itself doesn't decide the weight of the merit, instead it's the quality/purity/sincerity of one's body/speech/and mind while doing it that'll determine the kammic weight: ...


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My translation: The Highly teacher appears on this world, the prefect holy, the one with Mighty Lord, perfect in wisdom and pure conduct,leading men to safe land, the charioteer of men and god to saddhamma from time immemorial, the Buddha, the Lord of cessation! This translation is wrong, which is why you have some misconceptions like, "the Divine one ...


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Of course traditionally Theravada Buddhism has regarded Nagarjuna as not one of its own. He has too long been claimed by Mahayana to expect otherwise. But some relatively recent scholarship regards him as a transitional figure, with close affinities -- as you suspect -- to Early Buddhism. In fact, a very strong case can be made that he regarded himself ...


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