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Where does the Buddha say, There is no happiness without calm?

It's the other way round according to Kimattha Sutta. Without joy, you cannot have serenity. Without serenity, you cannot have concentration. Without concentration, you cannot become liberated i.e. ...
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Kalama Sutta only about Kilesas?

All evil is rooted in "just" Lobha-dosa-moha, and all good in a-*, so what's the point, good householder. And yes, the talk is given to those without refuge yet.
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Sequence in the noble eightfold path

Let's use some helpful analogies. When you first learn to drive a car, do you learn how to start the car on one day, how to accelerate on the second day, how to brake on the third day, how to turn the ...
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Sequence in the noble eightfold path

MN117 clearly explain the sequence.and the sequence is not linear. The sutta start by buddhas intention to teach ariya sammāsamādhi. “ariyaṃ vo, bhikkhave, sammāsamādhiṃ desessāmi saupanisaṃ ...
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Are "Concepts about Real" Concepts?

Actually "Concepts about Real" are Concepts. They are called "Vijjamana Pannatti". It is found in the Commentary. Conventional Reality is two-fold. Nama Pannatti: Name of the ...
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Why are Concepts not Impermanent?

To my understanding, only two things are not impermanent. The first is Nibbana, based on Ud 8.1 and Ud 8.3. The second is the three marks of existence, based on AN 3.136. For other concepts - let's ...
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What is stream entry?

There are 3 fetters called "Self-view", "Doubt", "Grasping mere rules and rituals" to be eliminated by the Stream entry. And there are conditions that a stream enterer ...
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Why are Concepts not Impermanent?

All conditioned phenomena are subject to the 3 marks of existence. Concepts are not conditioned phenomena. Therefore, concepts are not impermanent.
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If the Tathagata exists after death, is there anyone to witness it?

This question was not answered by the Buddha not because of "there is no one to witness it". The reason is something else, according to the Commentary. The question was asked from a position ...
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Where is the most knowledgeable Abhidhamma Community?

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi is highly skilled and experienced in teaching the Abhidhamma. He's my go-to-source for Abhidhamma material and teachings. He made several Abhidhamma Study Retreats that can all be ...
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Have the copies of original Tipitaka written in Aluvihara Sri Lanka now been lost?

Have the copies of original Tipitaka written in Aluvihara Sri Lanka now been lost? It is highly unlikely. The copies of Tipitaka has been found in NINE independent countries in almost similar form. ...
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Why did Sakka steal the Visuddhimagga three times?

According to Mahavamsa, It it because the god wanted to show others that the venerable Buddhaghosa was competent enough to translate the ancient Sinhala commentary. Ven. Buddhaghosa was said to had re-...
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How to achieve magga nana?

Better to refer Sattavisuddhi in Visuddhimagga. It is the classical book of reference. Therein many characteristics of magga-phala and the way to achieve them is extensively described.
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About the vipassana jhana

Anapanassati Jhana enter the Access Concentration State when these all happen together for many sitting period continually... The mindful is stronger and stronger. It could has only breath for 2-3 ...
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Why and how is Theravada and Mahayana Abhidha(r)(m)ma different?

Main difference is the Theravada Abhidhamma rejects the "Self" in whatsoever form. The "emptiness" advocated in the two doctrines are different in meaning. According to Theravada ...
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Why didn't the Buddha mention about the omniscience of "future of other beings", in suttas?

The sutta below states that the Buddha doesn't know everything. He is not all-knowing, and not omniscient. However, he does possess three knowledges for sure: He could recollect his own past ...
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Why didn't the Buddha mention about the omniscience of "future of other beings", in suttas?

King Pasadena asked the Buddha about omniscience here: MN90:5.1: Then the king said to the Buddha, MN90:5.2: “I have heard, sir, that the ascetic Gotama says this: MN90:5.3: ‘There is no ascetic or ...
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All kammas have to be experienced or not?

"It's said that some kammas are not to be experienced, some kammas have to be experienced". If we answer this question is simply we can say "exactly right". Kamma is one of the ...
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