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What are the signs indicating onset of wisdom because of meditation practice?

Traditionally it is described as "discernment". In simple words, you don't lump everything in black and white categories anymore, you see nuances. Your answers become much more "it ...
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Why aren't more people interested in Dhamma?

In the Ayacana Sutta (SN 6.1), the Buddha explained that for the masses who are strongly clinging to sensual pleasures and other things like name, fame, wealth, health, relationships etc., it is hard ...
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Improving Sati-Sampajañña (situative wisdom)

Improving Sati-Sampajañña is actually right samadhi. When you want to improve "every day life situations", then you do Sati-Sampajañña. this is exactly the purpose of Sati-Sampajañña: sorting ...
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Where does the Buddha describe suffering as being like a person who is hit by two arrows?

Probably this: Sallatha Sutta: The Arrow (SN 36.6) The Blessed One said, "When touched with a feeling of pain, the uninstructed run-of-the-mill person sorrows, grieves, & laments, beats his ...
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How can we know if a dharma teaching is really what the Buddha taught? Is there some sort of test?

If you combine scholarly research with the suttas and practice the directions, you can get a good idea of what the Buddha taught. The suttas are an instruction manual. They are directions for the ...
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Any further question? What best to ask on one's last chance?

You have the one final chance to ask one thing. What would it be? That was Bahiya's problem in Udana 1.10 (quoted below). Bahiya, the advanced ascetic who was not enlightened, sought to understand in ...
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Regarding Nicca and Anicca natures of Avidya and Prajna

If Tanha(craving) is caused by Avijja(ignorance) and if Avijja is sustained by Tanha, the cycle cannot be broken using Avijja and Tanha. But that doesn't mean it cannot be broken using something that ...
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What is the difference between intelligence and wisdom in the Buddha's teaching?

In Mahayana, intelligence and wisdom are not used interchangeably. Wisdom has various meanings, depending on the context. The issue is that different Tibetan words are translated 'wisdom.' I assume ...
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Improving Sati-Sampajañña (situative wisdom)

No, not exactly. I'm all for sati and silā, and while this cultivation is conducive to Samādhi, creates a beneficial environment for Samādhi, there is no direct linkage. This is why people who spend ...
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How can I be happy at other's happiness?

If you have a child then when your child is happy you are automatically happy, and that happiness you experience is 100% without holding back, that is because your love and compassion for your child ...
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What is the common understanding of all enlightened people?

As others have already answered, the four noble truths are the wisdom held in common by the teachings of the Buddha that lead to enlightenment. As the Buddha said in his first discourse, "As ...
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Why we need Samadhi to attain enlightement?

Is widom something like that ? What is the connection between samadhi and wisdom ? There's a big difference between wisdom and being book-smart. If you have a fish tank full of muddy water, and if ...
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Is practice of Vedanta a prelude to practice of Buddhism?

If you read the Vedanta page on Wikipedia, you will find this info: Vedanta or Uttara Mīmāṃsā is one of the six (āstika) schools of Hindu philosophy. Some of the better known sub-traditions ...
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What is prajna?

Prajna is direct practical realization of Buddha-Dharma. It is when you 1) clearly see in front of your nose (and everywhere around you) all that cool stuff being spoken about in Buddhist books, and ...
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How can we know if a dharma teaching is really what the Buddha taught? Is there some sort of test?

Here is what I've found: It's just as if a man were wounded with an arrow thickly smeared with poison. His friends & companions, kinsmen & relatives would provide him with a surgeon, and the ...
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Unity of Wisdom

In Buddhism, wisdom or special wisdom or omniscience, is direct and deep understanding of principle (principles?) behind all phenomena. In one sense, this wisdom is universal and applies to all ...
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What is Direct Seeing?

My dear friend in Dhamma, @UUU… I sincerely hope that you try to understand what I write. Both you and I have a lot of un-learning to do. Today a relatively small group of dhamma farers are seeing ...
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Bad Ordinations?

There is an answer to all of these issues in the Vinaya. Vinaya is the Monastic Discipline (code of ethics to be obeyed). In other words Vinaya is the disciplinary code of monks and nuns. For you and ...
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Is it correct to say that true compassion (not trying to be) only manifest when there is wisdom?

Correct. True compassion comes from being able to relate, to see things from the perspective of the object of compassion. While this may partially exist before wisdom, only complete realization of ...
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Should/Would the Noble Sangha let go of the Dhamma?

Although "Dhamma" is in the title, the text of the question seems to be asking instead about the Discipline: If the Sangha has become a group of householder wearing robes, should the Noble Sangha let ...
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Improving Sati-Sampajañña (situative wisdom)

As the other answer explained, you start with Sila and the Right Effort: "And what, monks, is Right Effort? There is the case where a monk generates desire, endeavors, activates ...
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