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What is volition?

Volition is an act of will or decision to act. The volition may be produced from both ignorance (not-knowing) & wisdom. There are three kinds of actions born of volition: (i) thoughts; (ii) ...
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What is volition?

What is Volition? ‘It is volition, bikkhus, that I call kamma. For having willed, one acts by body, speech, or mind.’ – Buddha Kamma is not fate. It literally means action, that is volitional ...
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As a disciple of the Supreme Buddha, what would you do with an animal that is in severe pain?

My mother and I saw a cat today by the side of the road, which had probably been hit by a car. Its back legs were outstretched, it didn't walk, I guessed its lower back was broken. It miaowed to us. ...
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What allows to make a choice

When a person has a choice between Path A or B, on what basis would that person make that decision, for it to be the right one? For that one has to have a very good knowledge of the True Dhamma. How ...
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What is volition?

Whether choose A or B is depend upon volition, volition is, you have your choice whether choosing A or B. when lack of understating which one has to choose; possibly you may choose wrong without ...
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Did the Buddha said that there is no self there is no soul?

The Pali suttas unambiguously state the entire universe is void of self (SN 35.85). When the deluded idea of 'self' is born (SN 22.81) in the human mind, according to the Pali suttas, it is not a ...
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What is volition?

What is Volition? Volition is movement. It gives birth to time and space, in which it moves in. It's what turns and churns the wheel of samsara. Creating karma. Volition is what operates when ...
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What allows to make a choice

What is it that allows to make choices? It's a complex combination of various variables, nature vs. nurture, old habit energy, one's own effort and energy, etc. That's why the 4-pronged approach of ...
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What is volition?

I think that "volition" is what Buddhists call "intention", especially in the context of "Right Intention" (and wrong intention). This might be circular (therefore unsatisfactory) definition, i.e. "...
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What is volition?

What is volition? Volition is the result of the 'stubborn-ed' "Self". Yes, Buddhist teaching is "non-self". But before you are enlightened, after you become one of the "sentient beings" (眾生), you ...
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What allows to make a choice

Human consciousness (& wisdom) allows choice, which is what distinguishes the 'human' from the 'animal'. The 'animal' is instinctual programmed behaviour & reactions where as the 'human' ...
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What allows to make a choice

What is it that allows to make choices? Wisdom and awareness helps you make the choice. Being aware you can exercise restraint when your habitual or reflexive response is suffering and this is not ...
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What is volition?

what is volition? Simply put it it is the intention to act. The intention gives arise to fabrications / conditioning which manifests them self later as Karmic results. What is that single moment ...
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