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To Be or Not to Be?
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No person being, just elements depending on each other's for surely vanishing. Attachment, craving and clinging on the elements definitely cause suffering again and again forever. Ignorant never ...

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Is it in line with the pali cannon suttas to accept other scriptures?
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Are human beings capable of discerning what dhamma is outside of the suttas? Yes, when one understand the path enough. Is it possible to know enough from the suttas and then make use of the ...

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Difference between buddhasasana and buddhadhamma
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Is it correct to say that the buddhasasana (the teaching of the Buddha) is conditioned and impermanent in contrary with Dhamma itself which is unconditioned and permanent. No. Sasa = verb (Teach) ...

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View of Thervada and Mahayana Buddhism on where Conciousness is located
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According to Abhidhamma... The consciousness can arise everywhere in alive body. There are 6 types of consciousness arising locations. Eye sense location Ear sense location Nose sense location Tongue ...

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meditation - How obvious should the touch of the breath be?
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The real breath must be softer and softer (still breathing but breathe softer lighter calmer). But the breath comprehension is clearer better cloudless. It's something like you use fewer tools and ...

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Willpower in Buddhism
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The question head refer to western psychology's willpower, right? Tipitaka is teaching about the best willpower for receiving the 6 profit: this life profit, next life, nibbāna profit, own profit, ...

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Are there Theravada practitioners that aspire to be Buddhas?
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"Bodhisatta" in your question is a word mean "a man who enlightened by himself, then help uncountable others to enlighten follow him too". According above meaning, there is very ...

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SN 12.52 Upadana Sutta
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People always cling to the pros hate to the cons. If people always focus on the cons, anicca dukkha anatta, of five aggregates, they all are going to enlighten surly.

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What are the differences between joy (piti), bliss (sukha) and peace (santi) and how do the qualities relate to Nibbana?
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It is Sukha in a millisecond you're touching the fur doll, without any Pīti, but after that it always arise with Pīti. And this is apparent Pīti, even it comes with Sukha but Pīpi is very apparent. ...

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Will Buddhism last only 5,000 years after Buddha's Mahaparinirvana?
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Is there any reference/citation saying that Buddhism or Buddha's teachings will last only 5,000 years after Buddha's Mahaparinirvana? Below reference were written before 500th in the Ancient ...

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All things exists in the past present and future , Is this according to the original teachings of the Buddha?
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Mahavihara Theravada: every reality is real every time if it still has its own factors, but it is exit, arising, only when the factors are plenary enough in some period of time then it must vanish ...

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Abhidhamma Pitaka and its relationship with theoretical physics
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It is not necessary because the matter in Abhidhamma is simple more than in physic. If the practitioner spends too much time in physics, then they have no time left for the practice.

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AN 4.233 what exactly is the relation between kamma, saṅkhārā?
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There are 2 kinds of Saṅkhāra word in the Tipitaka, Saṅkhāra which is used before the Buddha enlightened (Saṅkhāra in Samatha context), such as in MN44, and Saṅkhāra which is used after the Buddha ...

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Anapanasati (Forced Breathing)
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Is the breath all important? You can use the alternative object, such as a living being of Mettā meditation, however, the recommend object for the beginner from the elder Thai, such as Mun ...

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Would the Buddha have considered engaging in anal sex as breaking the 1st and/or 5th precept?
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In VinayaPitaka Pathamaparajika, Pathamaparajika precept will be perfectly completely broken when bhikkhu's penis immediately touching 3 holes, vagina, anal, and mouth. Exposition part 2 ...

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Why is Nibbana referred to as "The destination and the path leading to the destination"?
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The dhammawiki page is correct follow to Pāli's structure. Parāyanañca = Para (next) + Āyana (tourist destination; going). The path leading to the destination = Magga. Magga is leading to Nirodha (...

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SN 22.62: What is meant by "scope of language"?
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Niruttipathā adhivacanapathā paññattipathā are made known. The Sutta means everyone has to accept together with the fact of the past, future and present aggregates' arising and vanishing although ...

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Is it forbidden in Thai/Buddhist religion for a woman to perform consensual oral sex on someone?
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In all restricted Theravada culture... As Arahanta Anagami and monks, all sex is for fun with 5 strings. The Buddha taught detach from 5 strings, so it is forbidden for Arahanta Anagami and monks. ...

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Best Pali to English translation source
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You have to memorize the whole Pali context, not only "etam santam etam panitam" part, the answer is inside the entire Sutta's skeleton already. Start with clinging in 5 string aggregates, which is ...

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Life's issues as a meditation subject?
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In Theravada Buddhism, it's called Sila. There are 2 kinds of Sila: Sila to avoid and Sila to do. See MangalaSuta, Siṅgālakasuttaṃ and 1st chapter of Path of Purification. I think, Sila is common ...

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Wholesome is absence of passion?
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Sutta Pitaka Vol 14 : Sutta. Aṅ. (3): pañcakanipātā SamaapattiSutta: aṅguttara nikāya the book of the fives 6.Entering (1) “Bhikkhus, there is no entering upon the unwholesome so ...

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Vipassanā Without Samatha?
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Please imagine there are hundred people sitting around the Buddha, and the Buddha must choose the compatible Dhamma, Dana/Sila/Samatha/Vipassana, with the listener's habits to let the listener attain ...

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Perfectionism in Meditation
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The perfectionism is required to attain Jhana. The anxiety/worry can be ceased by the memory and understanding in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, and 14th(15th,16th,17th) of the path of purification. In ...

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Does an Arahant yawn? Or: What are the characteristics of the Noble Ones: Sotāpanna, Sakadāgāmi, Anāgāmi and Arahant?
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What does the sutta's say about the characteristics of the Noble Ones? The Abhidhamma, for instance, tells me that a Sotāpanna can't break the 5 precepts anymore. This is one characteristic one could ...

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Meditation - how to breathe naturally?
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recommend to see my answer in https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/a/24514/10100 For disappearing breath issue, the practitioner is facing to... Fear of death because of the disappearing breath. ...

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Concentration's Meaning
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The practitioner can't remember any object of unawareness mind, sleeping, but he can clearly remember every object, mind, and mind factors of concentration meditation. Unawareness mind, sleeping, is a ...

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What is the duality of body and external name-and-form?
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The introduction of Balapandita Sutta (SN 12.19) is about person, the foolish and the astute, but the dependent origination is about five aggregates cycle, so the Buddha has to transform the person to ...

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Sati-Sampajañña and a quiet mind
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Saṭipatṭhāna has many levels, such as Sīla, Khaṇika Samādhi, Taruṇa Vipassanā, Balava Vipassanā, Ariya Magga. Sīla, Khaṇika Samādhi and Taruṇa Vipassanā do not require a quiet mind, so the ...

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How can we stop overthinking?
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The question is how to manage overthinking? Overdue thinking and late thinking can stop by planning. Over wrong view thinking and wrong decision can stop by right view thinking practice. Over five-...

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Did the Buddha teach the four noble truths to laypeople?
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Ugga, a rich layman, said in a sutta of the aṭṭhaka-nipātā (AN 8.22): With confident heart I paid homage to the Buddha. The Buddha taught me step by step (anupubbikakathā), with a talk on ...

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