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Only if they think that one's lies can prevent other people from having bad experiences. Ie one lies to save another from a painful circumstances but one is heir to his own actions. Lying just confuses the one being lied to and corrupts the liar. Basically when a person lies to save another thinking it is a refuge, it doesn't work because what is due to be ...


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Someone who has realized the Absolute (or Ultimate) Truth will not see headache as something "wrong" that can be "fixed" with two pills of ibuprofen. Realizing Absolute Truth means we don't look at things naively at the surface level anymore, instead we see how they are interconnected and interdependent. In this example, looking at ...


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Hinduism's Atman is the imperishable and indestructible immortal soul or self that pervades the entire body. From Hindu text Bhagavad Gita 2.17-20: That which pervades the entire body, know it to be indestructible. No one can cause the destruction of the imperishable soul. Only the material body is perishable; the embodied soul within is indestructible, ...


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It is vey possible that anatta and atman are the same thing. In Buddhism, Anatta means "non-self." However if the self doesn't exist, what travels from birth-to-birth? According to Lord Buddha the "stream of consciousness" which is essentially karmic energy, travels to different life forms. In Hinduism the Atman is energy. It is ...


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Absolutely: DN34:1.2.11: What one thing should be given up? DN34:1.2.12: The conceit ‘I am’. Having given up on identity, the second Buddhist might well respond by brewing a cup of tea with honey, saying, "here is some tea for that headache."


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The first thing to resolving your confusion is to understand what Madhyamakas mean when they start talking about "absolute truth" vs regular ordinary truth. And in these contexts Madhyamakas regard "absolute truth" as that which is arrived at when you go looking for the absolute i.e., when you start analyzing with logic and reason what is ...


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