Carlos Accioly
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Attachment is a poison. Why is attachment to the Buddha and to Buddhist philosophy not a problem?
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Sez who? Attachment to Buddhism and to Buddhist philosophy is a very serious problem, which every practitioner should be careful about, since it's so seductive: it's easy to be perceived as progress, ...

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Was Buddha one man?
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"Buddha" is a title, not a name. It means "awake" or "enlightened". Usually, when one mentions "the Buddha", one is referring to Gautama Sidharta, who lived about 2600 years ago and founded what is ...

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Should Buddhist teachers get rich?
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One shouldn't get rich by teaching Buddhism for several reasons. 1) Buddhism says that you shouldn't sell the Dharma because of the Elasticity Curve of Economics: if it costs more, fewer people will ...

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What practices are included in (daily lay) life for a Buddhist?
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It depends on the tradition. Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana and their myriad "flavors" recommend different practices for laypeople. As a general rule, Crab Bucket's answer seems like a good place to ...

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Is it only humans who can understand Buddhism?
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Yes, you need to be human. The Buddha even made the famous simile of the turtle in the ocean that comes up for air once every century and, when it does, happens to put its neck through a yoke ...

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Please explain when and where to use the terms Theravada and Hinayana
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My understanding is the same as yours. "Hinayana" is a not-very-complimentary term that is applied to Theravada Buddhism, to point out that its goal is only to enlighten the practitioner, whereas the ...

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