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Transcription of Yamāntaka mantra chanting fragment

I am a total outsider not well-versed in the Buddhist tradition, and apologize in advance if some of the terms/names I'll write are placed out of context or misused. To cut the story short, I am ...
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Does the intermediate state remember its past life?

For those Buddhists who believe there is an intermediate state between death and our next rebirth (IIRC this can last anything upto 7 weeks), does the intermediate state remember what has happened to ...
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Maitreya Bodhisattva's Aṭṭha Parikkhāra

I recently got to know (as written at this link) the Aṭṭha Parikkhāra (eight requisites) to be given by the Maha Brahma to Maitreya/Metteyya Bodhisattva at the time of the renunciation has already ...
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What to do about someone who cannot be reasoned with?

What should you do about someone who cannot be reasoned with about their behaviour. I say "this is hurting me, please talk with me about it" but they keep doing the same amoral behaviour. It ...
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Can Mahayana Monks ordain Theravadins?

I wonder if Mahayanabhikkhus can perform a Theravadin ordination and have the ordination be recognized as valid by the Theravadin bhikkhusangha without doing dalhikamma? What if the theravadins do a ...
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Mahasi Sayadaw's approach and vagueness in the Tipitaka suttas

Mahasi Sayadaw's approach isn't valid because it attempts to fill in the gaps with commentary from monastics that are supposed to be highly attained? Are there no gaps or vagueness in the Buddha's ...
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What should we do to stray cats?

I'm facing a dilemma. There are 2 cats that often come nearby my house. One is the mother (who happened to come to my house even before I fed it) and the other a kitten that was born also nearby my ...
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The Account of Other Minds in Chinese Yogācāra Buddhism

https://scholarlypublications.universiteitleiden.nl/handle/1887/80747 "POM1: Presume that other minds can be perceived. Then, they shall be like external forms and have no real existence. POM2: ...
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References for the history of Śāntideva's Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra

Śāntideva's Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra is a renowned Mahayana text and the source of many ideas, prayers and practices, down to today, particularly the Bodhisattva ideal, Bodhicitta, and practices for ...
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What path does B. Alan Wallace teach?

I am long time student of Chogyam Trungpa. Unfortunately, the current situation at the sangha (now Shambhala International) is in a state of chaos. I am interested in becoming B. Alan Wallace's ...
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Nibbana and correct view of Vijnana and Jhana

My Vijnana view from advaita Vedanta is deep and ingrained, it is false I know it but I need help to improve it because I read long time about conciousness the self I read much like these things like ...
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In the trisvabhava theory, is the consummate nature inflected by past present and future conditions?

In the trisvabhava theory, is the consummate nature inflected by past present and future conditions? Or is it always the same and independent of causal conditions?
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Mahāsamādhi in Buddhism?

Wikipedia defines Mahāsamādhi as follows: Mahāsamādhi (the great and final samādhi) is the act of consciously and intentionally leaving one's body. A realized yogi (male) or yogini (female) who ...
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Monkey Year Teaching (Drikung-Kagyu)

My questions concern Monkey Year Teaching held by Kagyu lineage (Great Phowa of Chagtsugma). Is this type of Phowa similar for all Monkey Year Teachings held through the Kagyu lineage? What is the ...
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Practical steps in sense restraint

Right Effort in the Noble 8 fold path has 4 components, the first being the prevention of the arising of unarisen unwholesome states. I've found in Bhikhu Bodhi's 'The noble eightfold path: Way to the ...

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