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Which is the Buddhist holy book? Where can it be read?

There isn't exactly one short Buddhist bible (see Why isn't there a Buddhist Bible?). The Tripitaka is the Pali canon, possibly the earliest (or at least, among the earliest) of the surviving ...
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Marriage and porn

Some socially 'Islamic' people (as distinct from Muslim practitioners) get married on a Friday and divorce on the Monday just so they can have sex on the weekend & not break the rules. Obviously, ...
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Which is the Buddhist holy book? Where can it be read?

The main Buddhist holy book - The Sutta Pitaka - is many times larger than the Bible, consisting of more than 10,000 discourses. However, the essential teachings the Buddha compared to a 'handful of ...
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What does "abandoned for no future renewed existence" mean in this sutta?

No, it means to give up the clinging towards eyes and sights since they are neither you nor yours. As a result, eyes and eye contact cannot cause you to be reborn again in Samsara.
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Parents suppressing the teaching

You should not be teaching your parents Buddhism. It is forbidden in Buddhism to teach others Buddhism; unless the other people request to be taught (AN 9.5). You should not be practising "zombie ...
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Parents suppressing the teaching

You don't have to make a show out of your Dharma. You don't need to make it fly in your parents faces. There's no need to convince them of anything. Buddhism is what you practice in your mind. No-one ...
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Where is this mountain quote in the Sinhala edition?

I think that https://suttacentral.net/ud3.4/si/zoysa is the Sinhala version of Ud3.4 on suttacentral. Google Translate translates the last sentence of that into English as follows ... නොසෙල් වෙන්නාවූ ...
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Is the Tipitaka considered infallible in Theravada Buddhism?

The noble disciple has faith in the Dhamma (the teachings), including in the truth of the Dhamma, and also takes refuge in the Dhamma. "He (the noble disciple) possesses unwavering faith in the ...
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what is difference between na-nimittaggāhī and animitta?

Not grasping the signs is the continuation of the beginner's practice of guarding the doors of the senses by skilfully directing attention away from the harmful experiences. So, for example, when a ...
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What is the Buddhist approach of admitting a mistake?

Mistakes or misdeeds are so important that the Indian Buddhist monk and scholar Śāntideva (8th century CE) said in his śāstra (treatise) Śikṣāsamuccaya (Compendium of Teachings): "One law serves to ...
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The Justice Thought & System & its Morals?

Justice system is driven by unskillful intentions, but a necessity to maintain society. Essentially any action rooted in hatred, greed or ignorance is not skilful. For many justice is a form of ...
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Buddha's relation to Hinduism

'Hinduism' did not exist when the Buddha was alive, as follows from Wikipedia: This "Hindu synthesis" started to develop between 500 BCE and 300 CE, after the end of the Vedic period (1500 to 500 ...
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What is ariya or noble?

Good householder, although wondering why one who steady teaches others about what is Sublime, Higher, Perfect, ask about the meaning of Ariya... PTS-dictionary: Ariya, (adj. -n.) (Vedic ārya, of ...
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What is the quality and status of the Tripitaka texts at tipitaka.org?

The texts at tipitaka.org were created by the VRI institute in the 90s, and generally are quite good. However, their work was very carefully studied and corrected by the Dhamma Society in Bangkok and ...
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Why is there a Miscellaneous chapter in the Dhammapada?

I can only speculate. If we examine the preceding & proceeding chapters: Maggavagga is about the Path and verses 273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281, 282, 285 and 289 all include the word ...
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What did the Buddha mean by 'development of the body'?

I only quickly browsed the sutta (not reading it all) but the question seems to not really be relevant to the Buddha because it was not the Buddha that introduces the phrase: "development of the body"....
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Is there an eBook reader compatible Tripitaka?

As well as the suttas which are listed in this answer: There are translations from the Vinaya linked here on Access to Insight (many of the PDFs are commentaries rather than translations). This page (...
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Marriage and porn

Donating porn/nude arts, women to men for evil purposes, bulls for cows to breed, alcohol and arranging dances(probably sexually arousing) are considered evil charity which are sinful. So clearly porn ...
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Is there any mention of child adoption in any Buddhist writings and what is the view on child adoption with regard to Buddhism?

I view it as adoption can be nothing but good. you are providing a child with a home, food and most importantly love. if it is done with good intention then it cant be bad.
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Discernment or blind belief?

You do not have to believe in these things if you do not want to but do not reject then outright also. Though maybe not all aspects, you might realize some aspects of Buddhism which you might have ...
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Discernment or blind belief?

There are several topics about faith on this site. I think that "faith" may be a preliminary state e.g. as described in this topic. If you were drowning and someone throws you a rope, you need enough ...
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Where can I find suttas about the immaterial realm?

The immaterial jhana are optional & not required for enlightenment (refer to SN 12.70), which is why immaterial jhana are not included in the noble eightfold path (refer to SN 45.8). The Buddha ...
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I don't know pali or Sanskrit if anyone can have pdf of english Tipitaka

The Tipitaka, also known as the Pali Canon, is a very huge collection of text. The main religious text of other religions like the Bible, can easily fit into one hand as a book. Compared to this, the ...
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The Justice Thought & System & its Morals?

'Dhamma' means 'that which upholds' society & individual minds. Without law, there would be chaos & anarchy. Therefore, it is proper to report criminals. The Buddha appeared to take it for ...
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Parents suppressing the teaching

When we care about someone we want to share good things with them. If they don't want that gift it can be painful. We must respect their decision to accept or reject the gift. Part of growing up is ...
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