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What is the meaning of the word Dhamma?

"Dhamma" is a complicated word, or a simple word that's used in many different contexts. Here is a definition. I'd summarise it to myself as "described thing" or "anything you can identify". In the ...
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Is there an anicca→anatta→dukkha description of the three marks?

No. The idea of anicca→anatta→dukkha is common on the internet, particularly on DW. The characteristic of 'unsatisfactoriness' ('dukkha') is directly related to impermanence (anicca) given the Buddha ...
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'Dukkha': What is the difference between 'suffering' & 'unsatisfactoriness'?

Dukkha is a vast subject. After 50 years of practicing Buddhist mindfulness meditation based upon the Satipatthana Sutta as taught by the late Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche, I am able to talk about the ...
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'Dukkha': What is the difference between 'suffering' & 'unsatisfactoriness'?

'Unsatisfactoriness' is one of the Three Characteristics. 'Unsatisfactoriness' refers to an inherent quality of all (conditioned) material & mental things. The cause of unsatisfactoriness is ...
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How Am I not the owner of the mind?

It seems to me that I can't own fire, for example. I might think I own the fuel, which is consumed by fire! I think Buddhism suggest that thoughts are not entirely uncontrollable -- like you can't ...
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How Am I not the owner of the mind?

In my opinion, the linchpin teaching of Buddhism is the teaching of no-self. It is the pillar that holds the entire foundation, and once it falls, enlightenment is inevitable. You have made a very ...
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How can you see suffering in the breath?

Crab bucket, if only you have taken the "impermanence" and "anatta" aspects a bit further into your meditation, you would have arrived at the "Suffering" aspect of it. Let me explain this to you... ...
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